Legislation/Regulation
Organizational Policy/Guidelines

Please, write to me. Writing outpatient clinic letters to patients. Guidance.

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges; AMRC.

Miscommunication due to clinician use of medical jargon and limited patient health literacy is a persistent problem. This guidance suggests that physicians in the United Kingdom adopt a more direct approach to communication with their patients, such as encouraging physicians to write care letters and visit summaries directed to their patients.