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The intention of the Links page is to provide a gateway, rather than to duplicate links on other pages on the site.

Useful links

Accessible Information Standard – now published

The specification for the Accessible Information Standard was published on 3 July 2015 and all NHS services and publicly-funded social care services in England must implement the Standard by 31 July 2016. The specification and guidance can be found on the NHS England website In the September 2015 HLG newsletter which will be available soon, committee member Ruth Carlyle suggests that the Standard presents an opportunity for health librarians and knowledge service managers to demonstrate their value.’

LKSL  The HEE Library & Knowledge Services Leads Group (LKSL) website contains some useful links at

Please email with any other suggestions.

We also include a page of Internet Sites of Interest, derived from the column  Keith Nockels writes for the HLG Newsletter.

    Internet Sites of Interest

    Keith Nockels writes a column for each HLG Newsletter and they will be added to this site as soon as possible.

    Ideas for future columns are very welcome, as are actual columns.  Please contact Keith at

    Reproduction of the contents of columns, with an acknowledgement to the HLG Newsletter is absolutely fine. Please do!

    Other Useful Internet Sites of Interest

    This page is comprised of sites that have been suggested by our users.                                                                                                                                      
    Healthybooks is a bibliographical web site of over 2,500 books for children with all kinds of special needs - health, emotional and
    behavioural. Fully annotated and for use with children from 0 to 12,the books provide a base for parents and professionals who find
    reading helpful as a kind of therapy for their children.

    Rehab 4 Addiction offers a free helpline and intervention service for people suffering from drug addiction, alcohol addiction and mental health problems.


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