Patient Information Forum Ltd

CPD Standards Office Provider Number: 22221

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Category: Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals


The Patient Information Forum (PIF) is the independent UK membership body for people working in health information and support. We also run the only UK-wide quality mark for digital and print health information – the PIF TICK. PIF, which has been operating for more than 25 years, represents more than 300 organisations across the NHS, voluntary, academic, freelance and commercial sectors. Our expert guidance on the production of high-quality health information supports an improved healthcare experience for patients and the public. Our CPD-accredited training includes sessions on writing health information, health and digital literacy and editing health information.

Accredited Activities:

  • Writing Health Information Online Workshop
  • Health and Digital Literacy Training
  • Understanding and Delivering Effective Communication with Patients/Patient Organisations
  • Achieving Great Communication with Patients
  • Editing Health Information
  • Evaluating the Impact of Health Information

Who Should Attend:

PIF training is suitable for anyone producing health information, including charity staff, NHS librarians, freelancers and people working for commercial companies.

Key topic areas include: writing in plain language, involving users, sourcing reliable evidence, clear communication of risk, health literacy and digital equalities audits, and working with freelancers and medical reviewers.

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