Refreshing the health literacy action plan – Making it Easier

Posted by Blythe Robertson on 06-07-2017
Refreshing the health literacy action plan – Making it Easier

When we published Making it Easy in 2014, it brought together years of thinking into a short, practical action plan. It set out the case for improving health literacy levels and removing the barriers that exist in the healthcare system across Scotland.

We can reflect on good progress achieved to date. We’ve produced this short progress report –

Towards the end of 2016, the Health and Social Care Delivery Plan made a commitment to refresh our actions on health literacy. We will publish a new plan by the end of 2017.

Today we release the first draft of this refreshed action plan for wider consideration and feedback. It has been developed collaboratively, so we want to continue its improvement in that way. There's lots of work to do to make it better, so we're keen to hear from you.

The refreshed action plan is available here -

Comments can be sent in the way that suits you best. Contact details are listed below. I would like all feedback to be with me by Monday 28 August. 

By email –

By mail – Blythe Robertson, GER, St Andrew’s House, Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG

By phone – 0131 244 1773

Written by Blythe Robertson

Former Policy Lead for Self Management, Person Centred Care and Health Literacy

Scottish Government