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1 Reach Out To Primary Care Development of an Outreach Library Service for Primary Care Staff in Oxfordshire

2 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

3 Library Services in Oxfordshire Local Health Care Libraries – University of Oxford Health Care Libraries – Horton Hospital, Banbury National Strategy Local Implementation Strategy

4 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.

5 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

6 Issues Raised Recognition Isolation – DLNet – Cyber-cafe – Thames Valley Outreach Librarians Group Time – Literature searching – Ten Minute Training

7 Evaluation Internal – Post-training evaluation form – Statistics External – School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield

8 Lessons Learnt Lack of IT skills - ECDL training Insufficient time - Ten Minute Training Training is not a priority - Primary Focus Overwhelming - Short, concise handouts

9 Conclusion The future lies with primary care staff and their health information needs.

10 Further Information Miss Caroline Papi MA DipLIS MCLIP carolinepapi@hotmail.com carolinepapi@hotmail.com University of Health Care Libraries pcenquiries@cairns-library.ox.ac.uk pcenquiries@cairns-library.ox.ac.uk Primary Focus bulletin http://www.medicine.ox.ac.uk/cairns/PrimaryCare/Enquiries/PrimaryFocus.htm Health Libraries in Oxfordshire http://www.oxfordshire.nhs.uk/libraries/ http://www.oxfordshire.nhs.uk/libraries/


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