DESIGN & RESEARCH
For over two decades Livingstone Medical have been studying the impact of low health literacy, poor compliance
and consumer behaviour on the effectiveness of healthcommunication and information design.
This work was carried out originally in association with Medical Science Research here in the UK, then later with
the Department of Family Practice at Case Western University Teaching Hospital in Cleveland, USA
It led directly to the creation of Diseases Explained, an evidence based health information series written specifically
for patients and consumers. The family reference book ' A Patient's Guide to Diseases and Disorders'
also based on this series was first published in 2003 (Lexi-Comp., Ohio).
This research also formed the basis for the UK Health Design & Technology Institute's
inaugural degree - the MA in Health Communication Design
Our work has been approved by the American Academy of Family Physician's Foundation (AAFPF) in the US,
has been certified in the UK by the Royal Society for Public Health for the Department of Health's
NHS Information Standard , and endorsed by the UK Family Doctor Association
The company has also provided design support and and training services to the NHS, Public Health Agencies,
Pharmaceutical Companies, Clinical Laboratories, Patient Support Organisations,
Health Communication Agencies and Medical Publishers