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Photo:  Top Tips slide, part of  Deena Maggs, Head of Information and Knowledge Services - King's Fund presentation.


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.

Delivering information to patients and the public - Monday 19th November 2018

This one-day workshop was designed for any information professionals involved in delivering health information to patients and the public. It is an opportunity to share ideas and learn from others already working in this area. 

The agenda for the day together with the slides for the group discussion “how can we improve information services for patient and the public”    is available here.

The presentations for the day are available below:

Promoting health literacy and patient information: supporting public and patient facing staff, Lisa Gardner, Library Assistant, Imperial College London 

Coventry Libraries and Information Service Libraries delivering Health and Well Being: Libraries delivering Health and Well Being - Sorrelle Clements, Service Development Manager, Libraries and Information Services, Coventry,

Setting up a Patient Information Librarian service in an NHS Trust - Hannah Beckitt, Patient Information Librarian, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Health Information Week 2018: promoting good quality health resources available
to the public - Steph Grey, Learning & Research Support Librarian, Knowledge & Library Services, Public
Health England (Presentation not yet available).


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. 

The agenda and slides for the day are available here.  


Delivering a Patient Information Service (London) - Tuesday 17 October 2017- an event for Library Staff

This was a joint event with the Patient Information Forum.  It was held in CILIP Headquarters in London.  You can view the agenda and the slide presentations from the day here.  A report written by Emma Ramstead, Deputy Library Manager at Croydon Health Services Library is available here.


Health Literacy Skills and Partnership Working for Public and Health Librarians (Health Libraries Group and Public and Mobile Libraries Group joint event) - 16 August 2017

This event took place on Wednesday 16th August in the Richmond Library Annexe in London.  The programme for the date is shown below with links to the full presentations:

Health Literacy: How to find good health information online and assess quality. This session led by Dr Caroline De Brún, Public Health England provided a hands-on opportunity to discover the best websites for enquiry work concerning health information.

Additional links to support Dr Caroline De Brún's presentation:

Public Health England's Campaign Resource Centre - Information about all Public Health England's campaigns
Lis-public health mailing list – where libraries who support public health share information sources
National Elf Service It contains blogs about reports and papers on a range of conditions, and the blogs are written by experts in the field, and are evidence-based

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.

Attendees at the joint PIF/CILIP HLG October 2017 study day

Photo:  Attendees at the joint PIF/CILIP HLG event - October 2017

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