Fasting Blood Test

This document has been rated 3* because;

+ The layout is simple and uncluttered; making it easy to read through the information.
+ The language is simple and easy to understand. Local service-users said that the words are easy to read but the word 'phlebotomist' is too tricky.

- The images that have been used could be more reflective of the meaning of the text. By using crosses rather than red lines through the images to reflect the negative nature of the text.
- The images could be bigger and better quality. This would make it easier for readers to understand the information. This was reinforced by comments from local service-users. They said that some of the images were not easy to see and this made it hard to understand the information.

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Having a blood test

This document has been rated 4.5* because;

+ The photos that have been used are good quality and reflective of the meaning of the text.
+ The information has been broken down into small chunks.
+ The layout of the page is very simple and easy to follow.

- Some of the language could be simplified further.

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Having a blood test (Camden)

This document has been rated 3.5* because;

+ The images that have been used are good quality and reflective of the meaning of the text.
+ The information has been split into manageable chunks.
+ It is clear which section of the text the images relate to.

- Some of the text could be written in short, simple sentences.
- The layout could be improved by spreading the information out over additional pages.

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Having a Cannula Put In

This document has been rated 4.5* because;

+ The images that have been used are good quality.
+ The images match the meaning of the words; the use of real photos means that the procedure shown is accurate and realistic.
+ The language that has been used is simple and easy to understand.
+ The layout is clear and easy to follow; it is clear which image relates to each section of text.

- The ordering of the information could be clearer; having a photo of a cannula and an explanation of what a cannula is at the beginning of the leaflet would make it clear to the reader what the information is about.

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What is a blood test?

This document has been rated 4* because;

+ The text has been broken down into clear chunks.
+ The photos that have been used are good quality, and reflective of the meaning of the text.
+ The layout of the page is simple and easy to follow.

- Some of the text needs to be written in short, easy to read sentences.
- The symbols could be spaced out more.

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