Language matters (even at Christmas)

Ah Christmas… a time for hanging an obligate hemiparasitic plant while listening to a festive ditty about a Rangifer tarandus species member with a crimson-tinged facial protrusion. Umm… confused? Perhaps it would help if we told you that mistletoe is an ‘obligate hemiparastic plant’ as it relies on other plants for some of it’s food. Read more about Language matters (even at Christmas)[…]

Beyond the patient information leaflet

I suffer from perennial allergic rhinitis (aka annoying blocked nose, all the time). I also happen to work in the healthcare industry, developing accessible patient support. It struck me the other day when I opened my repeat prescription of nasal spray (yes, lovely) that the only ‘support’ a lot of patients get is a flimsy Read more about Beyond the patient information leaflet[…]

This infographic shows why inclusive health information design matters

It’s easy to get complacent when writing and designing health information. To write longer rather than shorter sentences. To let that complex word or concept slip through. To create a graphic that confuses rather than clarifies. Because that’s easier than finding ways to simplify things. But the below infographic should serve as an important reminder Read more about This infographic shows why inclusive health information design matters[…]

Our mission is to make health information simpler. Here’s why.

William Osler knew a thing or two about medicine. Often called the ‘father of modern medicine’, the Canadian physician was the first to take medical students out of the lecture hall and into the hospitals for bedside clinical training. It seems crazy now, but before Sir Osler such medical residencies didn’t exist, and wannabe doctors Read more about Our mission is to make health information simpler. Here’s why.[…]