Photo: Top Tips slide, part of Deena Maggs, Head of Information and Knowledge Services - King's Fund presentation (August 2017)
On these pages you will find details of previous study days that have been held over the last 12 months.
Health Literacy Skills and Partnership Working for Public and Health Librarians - Friday 26th January 2018
Libraries support wellbeing in a number of ways, not least by providing health information. The SCL Health Offer and the Libraries Taskforce ‘healthier and happier lives’ purpose, illustrate how public libraries have come to see this as part of their core remit. Healthcare professionals rely on the information that information specialists can provide both them and their patients. This event demonstrated best practice for finding and sharing health information and explored partnership working. The event hosted by Public & Mobile Libraries Group but open for HLG members to attend took place on Friday 26th January in Oldham, Greater Manchester.
Collaboration between Public and Health Libraries: how partnerships can contribute to the patient and public information agenda. This session led by Holly Case, Outreach Librarian - Surrey and Sussex looked at the ways public and health sector library staff can collaborate and share resources in order to improve the reach and impact of both.
Dealing with patient and public enquiries. This session led by Deena Maggs, Head of Information and Knowledge Services - King's Fund focused on the King’s Fund free Enquiry Service and the resources they use to answer questions from patients and the public and the types of organisations they signpost.
How to Connect with GPs and their Patients. This session led by Dr Malcolm Rigler NHS GP & Member CILIP Health Group provided an insight into why and how librarians should be connecting with their local GPs to provide patients with the information they need to manage their conditions.
Photo: Attendees at the joint PIF/CILIP HLG event - October 2017