Health Information Week (HIW) is an annual, multi-sector campaign to promote the use of good quality health resources that are available to the public. It is endorsed and supported by Health Education England, NHS England, the Society of Chief Librarians and Public Health England. As patients are encouraged to self-manage and be partners in their health care and decision making, we need to ensure that patients have access to high quality, reliable health information to engage and enable effective participation in their healthcare.
SaSH Library and Knowledge Services will be supporting Health Information Week with the launch of two new resources; a guide to using NHS Choices for both patients and healthcare staff, and our ‘Finding Good Quality Health Information Online’ leaflet. There will be a lunch time drop in session in the LRC at the Library at East Surrey Hospital on where to look for high quality and assessing the quality of online information. This will be on Thursday 6th July, 12-2pm. Bring lunch along and find out how to help your patients, friends and family find the right health information.
Library staff will also be outside the Three Arches Restaurant on Wednesday 5th July from 11:30am-2pm and at the East Entrance on Friday 7th July from 11:30am-2pm, with information on where to find high quality health information.