Managing health information

10.15 – Thursday 5th July

This session has been put together by our Health Libraries Group and will include details of “Health Information Week” looking at how health librarians work in partnership with other sectors to direct the patients and public to high quality health information, and you can find out about ‘Knowvember Week’ – a month of social media activity dedicated to building NHS staff knowledge about Organisational Development.

Health Information Week

We are a group of librarians/information specialists undertaking the Health Education England/CILIP Leadership Development Programme. A key strand of this programme is to deliver an assigned project to advance Knowledge for Healthcare. The project assigned was the strategic development of Health Information Week (HIW) as a national multi-sector campaign.Health Information Week is a campaign to promote the use of good quality health resources that are readily available to patients and the public. The audiences for HIW are: patients and members of the public; partners who make HIW possible, such as libraries and voluntary organisations; and senior stakeholders who need to be aware of
the activity. The HIW campaign aims to encourage partnership working across sectors and benefit all staff and the public by raising awareness of good quality health resources available to them.

Steph Grey, Learning & Research Support Librarian, Public Health England
Steph joined the Knowledge and Library Service in October 2015. She is based in Bristol and holds responsibility for co-ordinating information skills training across the organisation as well as promoting CPD within the KLS team. Prior to this post she has worked in the NHS as a librarian in acute care, mental health and primary care.


Knowvember: Knowing me, knowing you: knowledge management is something we can do

Are you a cheerleader for knowledge management in your organisation? Do you engage in any knowledge management activities currently? You might be surprised to hear that you probably already are without realising! Knowvember is a national campaign to inspire, encourage and support information and knowledge professionals working in the health sector to undertake knowledge management activities during the month of November. This session will expand on the Knowvember campaign – what we have done so far in 2018 and what we will do for the rest of the year.

Hong-Anh Nguyen, Information Centre Manager, The King’s Fund Information and Knowledge Services
Hong-Anh works in The King’s Fund Information and Knowledge Services(IKS) team. Alongside managing the day-to-day running of the library space and public enquiry service, she also leads on current awareness services and social media for the team. Her role includes cataloguing, training and providing research support to the Fund’s policy and leadership and organisational development staff.

Hong-Anh joined the Fund in 2010 with more than ten years’ experience in different sectors, including higher education; services for children and young people; museums; and public libraries. She is a fully qualified librarian and graduated from the School of Information at the University of Sheffield in 2010 with a MA in librarianship.

Session Chair: Hélène Gorring, Library & Knowledge Services Development Lead, Health Education England (London, Kent, Surrey & Sussex)

Hélène was until recently Library Services Manager for Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. She also chaired the national Psychiatric Libraries Co-operative Scheme (PLCS) providing document supply services and CPD to this specialist interest group, most recently organising a conference on how mental health libraries can support patients to recover and live well.

Helene is International Officer on CILIP’s Health Libraries Group committee where she set up a bursary for a health librarian from the WHO’s HINARI eligible low income countries to participate in a tailored study programme and attend the bi-annual HLG conference.  She also worked with the charity ‘Partnerships in Health Information’, Phi, delivering workshops on the ‘Public Access to Health Information’ (PAHI) IFLA programme to participants of the African Health Information Libraries Association.

Helene has recently taken up a role within Health Education England in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex & CILIP HLG Committee Representative