Health Information Week is an annual campaign to improve access to health information. Staff from local authorities, public libraries, NHS, voluntary sector, independent information and advice centres have all been working together to make their health resources more available to the public. In most areas your local libraries and information centres will have extra health information available, leaflets for you to take away or sessions to show you how to use the computer to find good quality health information.
For more information about Health Information week, please visit the Knowledge for Healthcare Website: http://kfh.libraryservices.nhs.uk/patient-and-public-information/health-information-week/
RELATED HEALTH LIBRARY RESOURCES
For anyone studying the importance of improving access to health information, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to this subject. In the lists below you’ll find our most popular items, information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items, simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.
● Health information management journal, Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE Publications [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2005 – 2016].
● Hospitals & health networks, Chicago, IL : American Hospital Pub. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 1995 onwards].
● Journal of public health, Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press [Available in print 2004 – 2008. Also Available as a Keele ejournal 1979 onwards, & NHS e-journal 1999 onwards with 1 year embargo.]
● Health information and libraries journal, Oxford, UK : Blackwell Science. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2000 onwards].
Access more journals via our Journals webpage: http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/
● Wolff, Jennifer ; Darer, Jonathan ; Larsen, Kevin, “Family Caregivers and Consumer Health Information Technology”, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2016, Vol.31(1), pp.117-121. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
● Shapiro, Jason S ; Mostashari, Farzad ; Hripcsak, George ; Soulakis, Nicholas ; Kuperman, Gilad, “Using health information exchange to improve public health”, American journal of public health, April 2011, Vol.101(4), pp.616-23. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
NHS Choices - http://www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx
NICE guidance for Patients and Public - https://www.nice.org.uk/
· This website can be searched for information about NICE guidelines and has an Evidence search function. When viewing a NICE Guideline page – look out for the ‘Information for the public' tab.
· Alternatively search for a condition using the NICE Evidence search and select the filter ‘Information for patients’ under Evidence Filters – Secondary evidence.
· Results of a search for information about patient Information leaflets see: https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?q=patient+information+leaflets
Patient UK - https://patient.info/
Health Library Website:
The library’s subject links pages cover a wide range of topics and areas of medicine, nursing and midwifery.
Look under: Find/ Subject Links or www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/subjectlinks/
· These pages may include links to specific patient support organisations or other organisations that may offer assistance. Look for the ‘Patient Support’ tab within the subject links page.
There is also a ‘Patient Information’ subject links page. This is dedicated to:
· information services for patients;
· resources which can be used by practitioners to aid patients with decision making;
· resources for providing patients with information about their condition and healthy living.
Within your Trust:
UHNM: PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)
Royal Stoke site - contact details:
Telephone: 01782 676450 or 01782 676455
Location: The PALS office is situated to the right of reception in the hospital’s main entrance.
County Hospital site – contact details:
Telephone: 08000 40 70 60
Location: The PALs office is situated in the hospital’s main entrance, to the right before the main reception desk.
On the UHNM intranet:
PALS and Patient support groups: Go to ‘Clinicians’, ‘Support Services’, ‘PALS and Patient Groups’.
UHNM’s own patient information leaflets: go to ‘Clinicians’, ‘Clinical Guidance’, ‘Outpatients referrals and Patient Information’.
Combined Healthcare: PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)
Telephone: 01782 275031 or Freephone: 0800 389 9676
Text: 07718 971 123
SSOTP : PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)
Telephone: 0800 783 2865
Text: 07970 732152