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Getting involved in Health Information Week: why and how?


Have you ever wondered why other teams get involved in Health Information Week?

Perhaps you’re interested in running something locally, but not sure where to start?

Maybe you’ve been running events for a few years, but would like some new ideas?

Whatever sector you work in, and wherever you’re based in the UK, this webinar will address these questions.

Hear from people based in 3 very different organisations about why they get involved with Health Information Week, what they do, and why they think it’s valuable.

Aimed at anyone who would be interested in finding out more about getting involved in Health Information Week.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain the value of participating in Health Information Week
  • Develop and plan a local event for health Information Week
  • Identify new ideas for events to take place in Health Information Week

PKSB areas covered by the course

03.2 Understanding information seeking behaviour
07.1 Information literacy
07.2 Digital literacy
07.3 Media literacy
07.4 Health literacy
07.7 Educational skills
07.8 Learning environments
07.9 Community learning and development
07.10 Supporting information discovery
10.1 Customer service skills
10.5 Service innovation, development and design
10.9 Events programming and management

By booking on to this course you have confirmed that you have accepted the terms of our privacy statement. The details you provided are managed in accordance with the Health Education England's (HEE's) Privacy Notice (full details can be found in: We process all personal data in accordance with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policy and HEE's data protection registration details, as held at the Information Commissioner's Office.

Event Date: 24 January 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Closing Date: Bookings closed

Category: National CPD Event

Lunch Available: No

Trainer: Liz Gardner, Andy Hough and Helen Swales

About the trainer:

Liz Gardner (public library)
Liz Gardner is a Library Development Officer for Staffordshire Libraries working in East Staffordshire. Liz organises numerous health-related events in libraries throughout the year, the highlight of which is Burton Library’s Health Information Fair which takes place annually on the first Saturday of July.

Andy Hough (NHS library)
Andy is the Clinical Outreach Training Librarian for Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust. He partners with colleagues in both NHS libraries and public libraries, offering a range of health literacy activities throughout the year. This includes Health Information Week events for health professionals, patients, and the public.

Helen Swales (NHS library / multi-organisational HIW activity)
Helen is Library Services Manager at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust. Each year, the LCH library team work alongside colleagues in the other NHS Trust libraries in Leeds, the Public Health Resource Centre, public libraries, and third sector organisations, to deliver a #TeamLeeds approach to Health Information Week.


Location: MS Teams