Presentation on theme: "Reach Out To Primary Care Development of an Outreach Library Service for Primary Care Staff in Oxfordshire."— Presentation transcript:
Reach Out To Primary Care Development of an Outreach Library Service for Primary Care Staff in Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Primary Care 5 Primary Care Trusts PCTs employ circa 2,200 staff Podiatrists, GPs, Occupational Therapists, Dietitians, Community Nurses, etc. 87 General Practices 6 community hospitals
Library Services in Oxfordshire Local Health Care Libraries – University of Oxford Health Care Libraries – Horton Hospital, Banbury National Strategy Local Implementation Strategy
Aims of the Outreach Service To improve the ability of practice and community staff to access networked information resources available to them, and to act as a named library first point of contact for PCT staff, and act as a gateway to other library staff and services.
Outreach Activities Training Training pack – Basic Health on the Internet – Advanced Health Information on the Internet – Search Skills Training – Using Library Services – Full Text Health Information on the Internet – Ten Minute Training – Tailor made sessions Awareness Cold calling Primary Focus Conference/meeting attendance
Issues Raised Recognition Isolation – DLNet – Cyber-cafe – Thames Valley Outreach Librarians Group Time – Literature searching – Ten Minute Training
Evaluation Internal – Post-training evaluation form – Statistics External – School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield
Lessons Learnt Lack of IT skills - ECDL training Insufficient time - Ten Minute Training Training is not a priority - Primary Focus Overwhelming - Short, concise handouts
Conclusion The future lies with primary care staff and their health information needs.
Further Information Miss Caroline Papi MA DipLIS MCLIP University of Health Care Libraries Primary Focus bulletin Health Libraries in Oxfordshire