Health literacy in pharmacy 19th Sept

19th September 2017

Medical Institute Hartshill.

6.30pm food for start 7.15pm

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Health literacy can be defined as ‘the personal characteristics and social resources needed for individuals and communities to access, understand, appraise and use information and services to make decisions about health. A study carried out across Stoke and Staffordshire pharmacist shows that few have heard the term health literacy. We know that low health literacy has real effects on health, illness and medicine adherence. Community pharmacists have a key role to help patients with limited health literacy. This training course will;

  1. Define and describe what health literacy is
  2. Identify implications and consequences of limited health literacy
  3. Identify patients with limited health literacy
  4. Recognise the role that community pharmacists can play in helps patients with limited health literacy
  5. Use health literacy tool and techniques to help patients with limited health literacy


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