Monday, July 03, 2017

Health Information Week 3rd - 9th July 2017

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:

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.
       Vision and value in health information / by Michael Rigby; Nuffield Trust for Research and Policy Studies in Health Services, 2004, Abingdon: Radcliffe Medical Press.
     Better information, better choice, better health: putting information at the heart of health / by Great Britain. Department of Health, 2004, London: Department of Health
     Fundamentals of health promotion for nurses / by Jane Wills, 2nd edition, 2014, Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Effective communication skills for doctors : a practical guide to clear communication within a hospital environment / by Teresa Parrott Graham Crook, 2011, London: BPP Learning Media
     Policy and practice in promoting public health / by Cathy E. Lloyd Stephen Handsley; Jenny Douglas; Sarah Earle; Sue Spurr, 2007, London: SAGE Publications
     Health promotion in midwifery : principles and practice / by Jan Bowden; Vicky Manning, 3rd edition, 2017, Boca Raton : CRC Press . Previous edition also available as an e-book.
     Skills for communicating with patients / by Jonathan. Silverman Suzanne M Kurtz; Juliet Draper, 3rd edition, 2013, London : Radcliffe. Previous edition also available as an e-book.

       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].
       Patient Education & Counseling, Ireland : Elsevier Ireland Ltd. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards, & NHS e-journal 2007 onwards.]
       Patient education management, Publisher: Atlanta, GA : American Health Consultants [Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 – 2011 5 onwards, & NHS e-journal 2008 - 2011.]
Access more journals via our Journals webpage:
       Manierre, Matthew J. “Gaps in knowledge: Tracking and explaining gender differences in health information seeking”, Social Science & Medicine, March 2015, Vol.128, pp.151-158. [Available via Keele ejournals]
       Dean, Caress A. ; Geneus, Christian J. ; Rice, Shahida ; Johns, Marquisha ; Quasie-Woode, Delores ; Broom, Kevin ; Elder, Keith, “Assessing the significance of health information seeking in chronic condition management”, Patient Education and Counseling, August 2017, Vol.100(8), pp.1519-1526. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
       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]
       Richards, Nicola C ; Gouda, Hebe N ; Durham, Jo ; Rampatige, Rasika ; Rodney, Anna ; Whittaker, Maxine, “Disability, noncommunicable disease and health information”, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 1 March 2016, Vol.94(3), pp.230-232. [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]
       Kher, A.; Johnson, S.; Griffith, R., “Readability Assessment of Online Patient Education Material on Congestive Heart Failure.”, Advances of Preventative Medicine, 2017, 6/1/2017, epub. [Available via Keele ejournals]
       Graffigna G, Barello S, Bonanomi A, Riva G., “Factors affecting patients' online health information-seeking behaviours: The role of the Patient Health Engagement (PHE) Model.” Patient Education and Counseling. 2017 May 31., Epub ahead of print. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
NICE guidance for Patients and Public -
·        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:
Patient UK -
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
·        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

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