2019 annual report

Annual report of the Health Literacy Research Group

Prepared by

Jo Protheroe (Chair)

Sept 2019

Contact details j.protheroe@keele.ac.uk

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Health Literacy UK (HLUK) was founded in March 2007 and was awarded Special Interest Group status by the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) the same year. HLUK was launched with Prof Gill Rowlands as Chair 2007 – 2014; now Chaired by Prof Jo Protheroe since 2014, with Dr Evelyn McElhinney poised to take over in the Chair in 2020. Since our inception we have become a vibrant group continuing to deliver on our objectives and actively supporting the development of the research evidence and best practice base for Health Literacy (HL) in England. In this report we describe the activities of the group 2018 - 2019.

Health Literacy Group UK Steering Group members

  • Joanne Protheroe: Chair
  • Evelyn McElhinney: Vice-Chair & Treasurer
  • Gill Rowlands: Policy Lead
  • Bernadette Bartlam
  • Anne McCusker
  • Tania Cork
  • Graham Kramer
  • Mike Oliver
  • Mandy Wardle-McLeish

The steering group meets 3-4 times a year with face-to-face meetings and teleconferences.

Special interest group: