The Health Literacey Place

What is health literacy?

Health literacy is about people having sufficient knowledge, understanding, confidence and skills to cope with the complex demands of modern health care. Meeting people’s health literacy needs and communicating in meaningful ways is key to delivering person-centred care. It also improves the safety and effectiveness of care, and helps address health inequalities.

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Caroline Lamb

Chief Executive NHS Scotland


Caroline welcomes you to the refreshed website and talks about some of the tools and techniques we can all use to help improve health literacy in Scotland.