Patients Participate!: Lay Summaries Could Help
An item entitled Lay summaries could help public understand health research on the Patients Participate! Project appeared recently in the ‘Industry Trends’ section of the online publication Research Information. The publication reports that the lay summaries produced alongside every health-related research article would bring about greater understanding among the general public, as indicated in the findings of the project. Liz Lyon, Director of UKOLN which works with the British Library and the Association of Medical Research Charities on the project, commented to Research Information on the value of the Patients Participate! Guide to researchers in making their output more approachable to patients and public alike.
Research Information is also a bi-monthly printed full-colour publication produced by Europa Science Ltd, a UK-based company which also publishes four other scientific and technical titles.