"Getting the right information every time"

Glasgow Caledonian University

26th January 2018

The event aims to strengthen strategic collaboration across information services in NHS, public libraries, and the third sector, focusing particularly on their contribution to self-management and shared decision-making. The Minister for Public Health and Sport, Aileen Campbell MSP, and Gregor Smith, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer in Scottish Government, will both be speaking, giving policy level recognition to the potential of library and information services in health and wellbeing.

This is a unique opportunity to learn about the innovative work across library and information sectors, to identify new opportunities for collaboration, and to maximise the impact of library and information services. The event will showcase a wide range of national and local cross-sectoral library and information initiatives – including speakers from the ALLIANCE, NHS inform, Macmillan, public and NHS libraries.

To register to attend, please complete the booking form by Monday 18th December. Places are limited and may be restricted due to demand.



NHS England - The influence of health literacy on outcomes and learning from the national  demonstration

7th February 2018, 10am-4.30pm,

Crowne Plaza, Nottingham NG1 5RH

In response to evidence pointing to low levels of health literacy, NHS England, Public Health England and Health Education England jointly ran a national health literacy demonstration site, during 2017. It was based in the East Midlands with the following aims:-

  • To raise awareness across the health and care system about the adverse impact of lower levels of health literacy
  • To support changes in working practice,
  • To test whether improving population health literacy could also improve people’s ability to self-manage a long term condition.

The work has now concluded and has generated valuable learning for the whole health and care system. It has also resulted in the production of a toolkit of resources to support everybody within the system to adopt more effective approaches to health literacy.

This event will share the learning from this work and also provide attendees with a tour of the resources that have been produced. The delivery partner for this work (Community Health & Learning Foundation) will showcase some of the activities undertaken during the pilot. Delegates will also have an opportunity to think about how to use the resources to improve outcomes in their own areas.

Who should attend?

  • Commissioners
  • Quality and improvement leads
  • Information producers and providers
  • Policy leads for personalised care, equalities, long term conditions, nursing, primary care
  • Public Health Specialists and Commissioners
  • Making Every Contact Count leads and practitioners

To reserve a place, click here.