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Health Information Week 2020

Health Information Week takes place every July and BHIP members take part in a variety of ways.

In July 2020 the themes for Health Information Week were:

  • Monday 6th July: Health literacy.
  • Tuesday 7th July: Mental Health.
  • Wednesday 8th July: Sepsis.
  • Thursday 9th July: Healthy lifestyles.
  • Friday 10th July: Mobile apps.
  • Saturday 11th July: Mythbusting Common Conditions.
  • Sunday 12th July: Wellbeing and mindfulness.

Bolton Libraries and Museum Services

  • Tweeted throughout the week to highlight the daily themes
  • Promoted health literacy and health information through our e-books and e-magazines offer via Facebook and Twitter.

Bolton Macmillan Information Services


Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Library Service

Staff based in the service used the themes for daily tweets and covered:

  • Day 1- Health Literacy – Impressions 1568; Total Engagements 62
  • Day 2- Mental Health – 3 tweets. Tweet 3 – Impressions 2300; Total engagements 71 plus reply from Headspace Help
  • Day 3- Sepsis – Impressions 1576; Total Engagements 70
  • Day 4- Healthy Lifestyles – 2 tweets. Tweet 1 – Impressions 1721; Total Engagement 84 plus like from Chief Executive of the Trust
  • Day 5- Apps – Impressions 1013; Total engagements 39.

Here’s some reflection from Paula who managed the service.

We gained 3 new followers and were really pleased with the level of engagement with the tweets – it definitely makes a difference being part of a larger campaign.  Given that we were coping with a pandemic, social media was a great way to take part.

University of Bolton Library