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Building Partnerships for the Future: Promoting good health through Nottingham’s Libraries. Malcolm Lewis Development Librarian: Information & e-government Nottingham City Libraries & Des Conway Head of Knowledge Resources Greater Nottingham PCTs.

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Building Partnerships for the Future: Promoting good health through Nottingham’s Libraries

Malcolm Lewis

Development Librarian: Information & e-government

Nottingham City Libraries

&

Des Conway

Head of Knowledge Resources

Greater Nottingham PCTs

Promoting good health through Nottingham’s Libraries


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Context and Key Drivers – Nottingham City Council through Nottingham’s Libraries

Restructuring Nottingham City Libraries 2004-05

Health Information in the new City Library Structure

  • City Council and National Health agendas

  • MLA Public Library Health Impact Measures

  • Service Delivery

  • Development Teams

  • Information and e-Government Team

  • Health Info Service

Promoting good health through Nottingham’s Libraries


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Objectives of the through Nottingham’s LibrariesHealth Info Service

  • Contribute to Local and National Health Agendas

  • Promote Healthier Communities & Narrow Health Inequalities

  • Spread Awareness of the Basics of Healthy Living

  • Promote Healthy Lifestyles

  • Identify and Work with Partners

  • Measure Impact of the Service

Promoting good health through Nottingham’s Libraries


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MLA Council - Public Library Health Impact Measures through Nottingham’s Libraries

  • Provision and take up of health related stock

  • Further Activities:

    • Bibliotherapy and Reminiscence activities

    • Diet, Health or Healthy Living promotions

    • Health Advice activities in the Library

    • Partnership work with PCTs, Sports Dept’s etc.

    • Provision of health stock in other languages to reflect community need

Promoting good health through Nottingham’s Libraries


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Context and Key Drivers - NHS through Nottingham’s Libraries

  • Choosing Health White Paper - 2004

  • Better Information, Better Choices, Better Health - 2004

  • Choosing Health Delivery and Action Plans - 2005

  • Our health, our care, our say - 2006

  • Patient-led NHS and Choice agenda

Promoting good health through Nottingham’s Libraries


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The Place and Value of Partnerships through Nottingham’s Libraries

  • Information and Library Partnerships

    Health Information Forum (HIF) 1991-2006

    The Resource Centre (Knowledge Resources)

    New LIFT sites

  • Health Professionals

    Health Development Officer (HDO) posts

    Specialist Health Promotion Team

    Other Health Practitioners

  • Other Stakeholders

Promoting good health through Nottingham’s Libraries


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The through Nottingham’s LibrariesHealth info Service

Multi-media collections based on:

  • Books

  • Leaflets

  • Web-links

  • Health-related events and displays

  • Building and Fostering Partnerships

  • Website - www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/libraries

Promoting good health through Nottingham’s Libraries


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Planning and implementing through Nottingham’s LibrariesHealth Info Collections –Practical

  • Location, Location, Location

  • Contents:

    • Books

    • Leaflets

    • Web Links

    • Events & Displays

  • Marketing and Promotion

  • Staffing & Training

Promoting good health through Nottingham’s Libraries


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Health Info through Nottingham’s Libraries Website

Promoting good health through Nottingham’s Libraries


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Benefits of the through Nottingham’s LibrariesHealth info Service

  • Meeting Corporate Objectives

  • Raising Health Awareness

  • Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

  • Access to Quality Health information

  • Partnerships

Promoting good health through Nottingham’s Libraries


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Sustaining the through Nottingham’s LibrariesHealth info Service

  • Maintenance

  • Monitoring Performance

  • Building on Existing Partnerships

  • Involving Stakeholders

  • Changing Corporate Objectives

  • Mainstreaming the Health Info Service

Promoting good health through Nottingham’s Libraries


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Partnerships for the Future! through Nottingham’s Libraries

  • Build on Best Practice – local and national

  • Strategic steer essential from both sectors

  • Build on Existing Organisational Partnerships:

    - LAAs, DAAT, Teenage Pregnancy, Pharmacy, LIFT

  • Future PCT and Public Library Partnerships:

    - Possible County-wide approach

    - Training, Complex Enquiries, Campaigns, Collections*

    * Subject to PCT reforms and adequate staffing

Promoting good health through Nottingham’s Libraries