Health Literacy describes 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.
The National Health and Digital Literacy Partnership is a cross-sectoral initiative, led by the national NHS knowledge and library services team, and facilitated by CILIP (the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals). Working collaboratively, the partners aim to increase health literacy awareness and the spread of skills. This will enable citizens to have good conversations about their health choices and to access evidence-based health information.
Following on from the 2021 survey, the partnership are keen to see how Health and Digital Literacy skills have evolved over the last two years and would like to ask you to help by taking the time to fill out this short survey to share your views and opinions.
For further information about the partnership and its projects, you can find out more at the NHS England Health Education website.