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Get involved: Health Information Week July 3 - 9th 2017

Health Information Week (HIW) started in 2005 in the West Midlands. In 2017, the campaihn is England-wide. 

HIW aims to encourage partnership working across sectors and benefit all staff and the public by raising awareness of the resources that are available to them. It is a multi-sector approach to promote high quality health information resources and support that are available to healthcare staff, patients and the public.

A variety of events and displays is available across a broad range of organisations, including NHS library and knowledge services, public libraries, public health and voluntary organisations.

There's a Thunderclap scheduled for 12.00 for Monday 3 July: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/54486-health-information-week 

Tweet details of any events you are holding using  #HIW2017.

  • 3rd July 2017 – Launch of Reading Well for long-term conditions, Wellcome Museum, London http://reading-well.org.uk/  (Reading Well promotes the benefits of reading for health and wellbeing. There are 2 strands of work, Books on Prescription and Mood-boosting Books).
  • 5th July 2017 – Patient Information Forum (PiF) Event on Accessible Information
  • 5th- 6th July 2017 – CILIP Conference in Manchester

More information about Health Information Week at: http://kfh.libraryservices.nhs.uk/patient-and-public-information/health-information-week/

With thanks for this information to Louise Goswami,  Head of Library and Knowledge Services Development, Health Education England, working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.