Health Information Week 3rd – 9th July #HIW2017

During Health Information Week, events are taking place across the country to encourage patients and the public to find and use good quality health information.  The NHS East Dorset Library and Knowledge Services Team have got involved in several ways.

We have held a team training event to consider how we can signpost good quality health information to members of the public.  We have produced some publicity materials including a Guide to Finding Good Quality Health Information on the Internet and a Guide to Using NHS Choices which we have shared with our colleagues in public libraries across Dorset; Bournemouth and Poole College; local school libraries and the library at Bournemouth University as well as with the Patient Experience Teams at Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust, Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

To spread the word more widely we are popping up at various locations throughout the week including the Atrium at Royal Bournemouth Hospital on Tuesday 4th July, The Dome at Poole Hospital on the 5th July and the Outpatient Waiting area at Christchurch Hospital on the 5th July.  If you would like us to visit your department please get in touch.

Find out more about Health Information Week.

Clinical Trials Day 2017

Clinical Trials day is celebrated around the 19th of May every year.

Both Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Poole Hospital have events planned for the 23rd of May.

The libraries have also shown support by creating some displays.

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International Nurses Day 12th May 2017

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A happy International Nurses Day.

As NHS Trusts across the country are celebrating their #Nurseheroes we thought we’d share a little about what our libraries have done.

We will be Tweeting from the events at Poole Hospital this morning. So follow us @EastDorsetLKS for more info. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #Nurseheroes and #NursesDay2017 in your tweets today!

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Libraries Week to replace National Libraries Day

The first Libraries Week to take place in October 2017

Discover something new at your library, 9 – 14 October 2017

CILIP has today announced plans for the first Libraries Week, a week-long celebration of Britain’s much-loved libraries. Libraries will showcase the best they have to offer, encouraging people to discover what libraries can do for them on the week of October 9 to 14 2017.

Libraries Week, 9 – 14 October 2017, will replace National Libraries Day, previously held in February. The countdown to the inaugural Libraries Week will launch on Saturday 4 February 2017 and libraries with activity already planned for February are encouraged to continue with their plans as the transition to a new date gets underway.

 

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Stand up to Cancer – Friday 21st October

In 2012, Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK joined forces to launch Stand Up To Cancer in the UK, to accelerate life-saving cancer research. Led by the brightest stars in film, TV and music, it was the most successful charity fundraiser on UK commercial TV in its first year – ever.

Following on from that, the campaign has now raised over £23.8 million. The money raised so far has been spent funding clinical trials, which aim to improve survival rates and bring breakthroughs in labs to the patients who need them. Over 9,000 people have, or are about to benefit from these cutting edge trials, and this is still only the beginning.

Stand Up To Cancer is back this Autumn culminating in a live TV show on Channel 4 from 7pm on the 21st October

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