Having identified the continued need for a GEH resource which requires minor or no modifications, you will now need to make those modifications, recording your changes in the Patient Information Review Form. You will need to update any existing leaflets to the current A4 template as dictated by the Trust Patient Information Resource Policy and Procedures (coming soon).
Content should also be modified in mind of the standards for Patient Information Resources within the policy. These include the general principles that Patient Information:
- Should have a clear title to enable ease of location
- Should be evidence based
- Should be objective and not leading
- Should be necessary
- Should fulfill their purpose
- Should be composed from the patient’s point of view
- Should not discriminate
- Should be inclusive
- Should signpost users to other forms of information
- Should provide end users with details on how to provide feedback (this will be part of the standard templates)
- Should not include references (unless required for third party copyright). References will be retained in the associated form for supply if requested.
In creating your content please be aware of patient health literacy, guidance in the button below, and consider using the NHS Document Readability Tool.
Use the boxes below to access resources from the Knowledge and Library Service to support you creating your content.
Please note, you will need to record the alterations you have made (including if none have been made), as well as the evidence used in the modification of the resource, on the Patient Information Review Form.
You can add new quotes, images, video, audio, etc. to your resource. Please see the boxes below for guidance about finding and using external content for your resource. You will need to detail any content of this type used in the Patient Information Review Form and email firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of the resource and form for review.
Please note: passing off other people’s work as your own or using it without permission is a copyright breach and may result in fines for the organisation and/or author. The Trust is legally liable for any infringements of copyright law in its publications.
Once you have reviewed your content, had it reviewed for copyright by the Knowledge and Library Service, you can now move on to Step 3: Approval.