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1 Knowledge Resources Promoting health in Nottingham: the contribution of the PCT Library service in partnership with Public Libraries Des Conway Head of Knowledge Resources

2 Knowledge Resources summary of service provision Library Services at The Resource CentreThe Resource Centre Current Awareness Services including PCCASPCCAS Information Literacy Skills Training supporting Core ContentTraining Enquiry Service and Inter-Library Loans Campaigns and Events KR – first-class service Promotion of National Library for Health Leaflets and Posters including online ordering facilityonline ordering

3 Leaflet and Poster Supplies Resource Centre - designated leaflet agency for Greater Nottingham (PHILs/HPU 41) Bulk supply of materials from local and national agencies Each year the Centre processes up to 4000 leaflet requests and distributes up to half a million leaflets Main supply agencies: DH, fpa, FSA, TPU Orders accepted online or by phone, fax or and delivered via Health Centres and Clinics Online leaflet ordering is preferred - available via: PHIRF and links with DH and other agencies

4 Support for Campaigns & Events Display Boards available to be booked for PCT Conferences and Exhibitions Specially produced packs for large events such as World AIDS Day and No Smoking Day Public Health Pharmacy campaigns and support to Libraries

5 Promoting Health via Community Pharmacies Not a new idea - Message in a bottle? Image taken from Healthlines Issue 62, May 1999, Health Education Authority

6 Promoting Health via Community Pharmacies Survey by the Pharmacy Healthcare Scheme (now known as Pharmacy HealthLink) in 1996: 6 million people visit pharmacies daily 1.8 million visits linked to prescriptions, buying OTC medicines and health advice (260,000) On an annual basis, this represents 90% of total population compared to 63% for GPs Each adult visits a pharmacy (on average) 12 times a year Therefore, community pharmacies ideally placed (and well trusted) to deliver key public health messages and help the public make more informed health choices

7 Promoting Health via Community Pharmacies Choosing Health through Pharmacy requires PCTs to deliver organised Public Health campaigns via Community Pharmacies. Nottingham City PCT initially supported up to 6 campaigns, reduced to 4 for Knowledge Resources plays a key role in identifying and assembling materials for each campaign, working closely with the Specialist Health Promotion team Heart Health in June 2007 Mental Health in October 2007 Sexual Health and World AIDS Day in December 2007 No Smoking Day in March 2008 PCT Pharmacy Group agreed to send identical campaign packs to the 20 Branch Libraries at the same time to reinforce key messages

8 Partnership working Health information Forum Nottingham Health information Forum (HiF) Health information Forum A cross-sectoral networking forum Agencies with health-related information role Key partners include: PCT / NHS Trusts / Public Libraries / NHS Direct / Voluntary agencies Key themes – networking and awareness raising including InspireInspire HiF was extended across Notts in 2006 to take account of NHS reforms

9 Building Partnerships for the Future: Promoting good health through Nottingham’s Libraries - June 2006 Malcolm Lewis Development Librarian: Information & e-government, Nottingham City Libraries & Des Conway Head of Knowledge Resources, Greater Nottingham PCTs Further information on the day and the presentations are available via the Library and Information East Midlands (LIEM) website: Promoting good health through Nottingham’s Libraries

10 Key Drivers across both sectors One Nottingham (PCT and Council and other key partners) MLA Public Library Health Impact Measures Government Health agendas Choosing Health White Paper Better Information, Better Choices, Better Health Choosing Health Delivery and Action Plans Choosing Health through Pharmacy Our health, our care, our say Patient-led NHS and Choice agenda PCT Re-organisations

11 Major health issues across Nottingham Alcohol and Drug abuse Avoidable Injury Diabetes Domestic Violence Mental Health and Self Esteem Sexual Health Teenage Pregnancy Cardiovascular Disease [CVD] - includes heart disease and strokes

12 Health Info collections City of Nottingham Libraries launched their Health Info zones in January 2006 linked to key drivers and health problems. From the outset, supported by Knowledge Resources department, in terms of supplying materials and key contact names within the PCT. Health info service based on: Books Leaflets Website with Web linksWebsite Location – now based in 20 Branch Libraries Staff Training Health-related events and displays Building and fostering partnerships

13 Training Public Library colleagues Knowledge Resource department has a training portfolio with 5 core modules. One of the courses is “Finding Information for Patients and Carers” Delivered by Susan Dicks formerly part of NHS Direct Two-hour session delivered to group of 8 Public Librarians in January 2007 and another session arranged in north Notts for January 2008

14 Meadows Alive BLF £1.4m project Meetings were held with the City of Nottingham Library Strategy manager prior to bid being submitted Official PCT letter of support was sent as part of the bid Bid was awarded £1.4m to revitalise the Meadows Branch library by the BLF as part of its Community Libraries ProgrammeCommunity Libraries Programme Building work starts in October 2008 but partnership work will be strengthened over coming months Meadows Alive press releasepress release

15 Knowledge Resources - Contact details The Resource Centre Nottingham City PCT Linden House 261 Beechdale Road Aspley Nottingham NG8 3EY  :  :  :  :


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