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In Capital Health Assists Senior Doctors to Play Increasing Role in Health Literacy

Posted Jun 17 2010 9:00am

In Capital Health works with the most senior consultants to help disseminate information on the latest medical treatment options – in plain English. Furthermore, this important activity is central to current policy according to the Royal College of Physicians who call on doctors to: “To make addressing the social determinants of health part of their everyday medical practice”. There is a big gap between the levels of service received by different patient populations, and much of this is down to a lack of education, or ‘health literacy’. – To see comments from:

  • Professor Ian Gilmore, President of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Professor Alan Maryon-Davis, President of the Faculty of Public Health
  • Paul Lincoln, Chief Executive of the National Heart Forum
  • Professor Steve Field, Chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Dr Max Henderson, representing the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Dr David Pencheon, Director of the NHS Sustainable Development Unit

read this article .

In Capital Health is entirely written by those senior doctors who are not just responsible for delivering high quality care, but also advising other healthcare professionals – and now patients on the latest medical philosophies and recommended treatment approaches.


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