CILIP values the contribution that information professionals working in the healthcare sector make to our society and us as an organisation. Last year CILIP and Health Education England launched the joint #AMillionDecisions campaign stressing the importance of evidence based decision making in the healthcare sector.
We've brought together some of the content and resources we've produced for our members working in the healthcare sector. If you're not already a member, we'd encourage you to explore the many benefits of joining CILIP which will help you develop your skills and build your career.
Join Fed-IP at Digital Healthcare Show 2018
Digital Healthcare Show is the largest integrated healthcare event in the UK. In June 2017 the event welcomed almost 6000 attendees who came together under one roof to find practical solutions to providing digitally enabled care. Join the event 27-28 June 2018 at ExCeL London.
Healthcare professionals can register with our compliments and waive the £899+VAT ticket fee when you register here.
If you’re not a member, sign up to our guest newsletter to stay up to date with all the latest library and information news.
We’ve pulled together some of our recent coverage of the health sector from our members’ magazine Information Professional.
Members get to read the full contents of the magazine on CILIP's own mobile app and all members receive their own print copy.
60 seconds with... Emily Hurt
Interview with Emily Hurt, clinical librarian at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
How the skills of information specialists at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) support high-quality, cost-effective evidence-based healthcare within Nice and the wider healthcare community.
Facet Publishing, the commercial book publishing arm of CILIP, produce leading edge practical and research content from highly regarded thinkers in the international library and information community. CILIP members receive a 20% discount off all Facet books. Three recent Facet books are showcased below and free sample chapters are available for each.
Library Analytics and Metrics
Ben Showers, Digital Transformation Manager, Cabinet Office
“CILIP membership has been really valuable throughout my career. Being part of CILIP has given me a range of skills, provided networking opportunities and grown my confidence – which helped me get a new job and advance my career.”
Joanna Ball - Head of Library Content Delivery and Digital Strategy, University of Sussex
It’s essential that you keep your skills and knowledge up to date as new technology and ways of working continues to impact on the Health sector.
As a member you'll have access to the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB) providing a self assessment tool to map your knowledge, identifying skills gaps you need to address and demonstrate your unique skill set to current and prospective employers. Find out more about the PKSB and other benefits of membership.
Networking and community
As a member you can join any of our 21 Special Interest Groups which provide events, research, best practice and online communities.
HLG is a UK based network of individuals working in or professionally interested in health and social care both here in the UK and abroad. You'll find members working in health and social care, academia, civil service, professional associations, voluntary and public sectors and welcomes students and those interested in knowledge, library and information services, data and informatics.