New guides on NHS Information Standard

The Patient and Public Information Task & Finish Groups have published a new guide in partnership with NHS England and The Information Standard (TIS).

The guide has been produced to increase awareness and confidence around the standards required when producing and commissioning health information.

It presents the 6 principles of The Information Standard and gives examples of how some library and knowledge services are already supporting production or commissioning of health information in their organisations.

The guide is not intended to help you and your organisation apply for The Information Standard. It is about highlighting examples of good practice which are already in place across the NHS.

Additional resources to support best practice around health information are also available via The Information Standard website.

Comments to: Daniel.Livesey@gmmh.nhs.uk

Dan Livesey
Knowledge Service Manager, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Public Health “toolkit”

This resource has been compiled to help NHS-funded library and knowledge services (LKS) seeking to provide services and support to public health staff based in local authority teams.

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 transferred statutory responsibility for provision of local public health services from the NHS to local authorities.  Every County Council, Unitary Authority and London Borough has a Director of Public Health (DPH) and their staff are local government employees.  A list of DPH’s and local authorities with public health responsibilities is here.

In February 2017, an estimated 10% of these teams were supported by in-house information professionals, whilst 36% had funded SLAs with NHS LKS for professional support, but over 40% did not, as far as we are aware, have any arrangement in place.

Contents include:

What do local public health staff do?

When might local public health practitioners need access to evidence?

What evidence might local public health practitioners require?

What is the relationship between local public health teams, CCGs and STPs?

What is the role of the Public Health England Knowledge and Library Service team?

How can PHE KLS support NHS LKS?

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What is available to local public health staff without charge?

Sample service specification

Options for service delivery

Charging for services

Further information:

Please contact:

Wendy Marsh, Public Health England  Wendy.Marsh@phe.gov.uk

Helen Bingham, Heatl Education England South helen.bingham@hee.nhs.uk

HEE/CILIP Leadership Development Programme – Apply Now!!

What is the HEE/CILIP Leadership Development Programme? This programme is being delivered with CILIP, on behalf of Health Education England. It has been designed to strengthen our capability to lead the ambitious changes envisioned within Knowledge for Healthcare. We are now recruiting to our second cohort. 23 individuals participated in the first programme, some of whom are quoted below.

“Course has given me more self-confidence as a leader and the confidence to start putting things into practice”

 “Action Learning Sets [are] a great way to get to know your project team and work through difficult issues in the workplace in a safe space”

“The project work has also been a superb learning and growth opportunity. Knowing that the work I’m doing actually has the potential to change how librarians across my region work has both made [me] appreciate what I’m doing more and helped me to broaden my thinking about health libraries.”

Who is it for? The programme is tailored specifically for library knowledge service staff working in healthcare services across England. It is not just for those with formal leadership responsibility; it is for those who wish to develop and strengthen their effectiveness as they take on a variety of leadership roles and responsibilities. Whilst we welcome applications from all experience levels we believe it will be of most benefit to individuals who have some leadership experience in their professional or personal life and are looking to build on this for their future career.

Learning outcomes: By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Identify different leadership styles and reflect on their appropriateness in different situations
  • Reflect on their own preferred personal leadership style and its effectiveness in different working environments to influence and inspire others
  • Appreciate approaches to strategic thinking, change management and evaluation
  • Understand the importance of stakeholder engagement and the requirements of project management
  • Build upon experience, skills and knowledge developed through the programme and engagement with a wide range of experienced professionals to drive innovation and improvement;
  • Identify their leadership development needs and  consider how to address these, and understand the opportunities available through the NHS Leadership Academy

Programme details: The programme utilises different methods of learning, including face-to-face and virtual elements. There is a combination of workshops, webinars, videos, reading and discussions relating to leadership throughout the programme. In addition to these opportunities, each participant will take an active role in:

Group project work – delivering an assigned project, with others, on behalf of Knowledge for Healthcare. The group project will enable individuals to strengthen their leadership skills to deliver a piece of work, and implement change, as well as enabling experience of leading within the group environment. This year’s projects will be focused on mobilising evidence and organisational knowledge.

Action Learning Sets – held throughout the programme, the action learning sets will develop your coaching skills (specifically active listening and effective questioning), enable you to strengthen your network and provide support for your group project work and personal development.

Personal development planning will focus predominantly on using the relevant areas of the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base for Health to identify needs and approaches to address these, individually and through the organisation.

Compulsory elements: All participants are required to take part in each of the following elements of the programme:

Attend all the workshops and action learning set sessions (one day for each of the four sets i.e. November, February, May and July – the day you attend will depend on which group project you are assigned).

Workshops
11 October 2017 Court Room, University of London, Senate House, LGF, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
11 January 2018 Bristol, exact venue tbc
19 April 2018 Room 2.14, Health Education England, Willow Terrace Road, Leeds LS2 9JT
11 September 2018 Rooms 8&9, 1st floor Events Centre, Stewart House, Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN

 

Action Learning Sets
Set 1 (The exact action learning sets session you attend will depend on which project group you are working with) 06 November 2017 Room 6, Events Centre, 1st floor, Stewart House, Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN
07 November 2017 Room 8A, Events Centre, 1st floor, Stewart House, Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN
08 November 2017 Room 8A, Events Centre, 1st floor, Stewart House, Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN
09 November 2017 Seminar Room, Bloomsbury Healthcare Library, Bonham Carter House, 52-54 Gower Street, London WC1E 6EB
Set 2 (The exact action learning sets session you attend will depend on which project group you are working with) 05 February 2018 Lostock B, Health Education England, 3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BN
06 February 2018 Lostock B, Health Education England, 3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BN
07 February 2018 Lostock B, Health Education England, 3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BN
08 February 2018 Lostock B, Health Education England, 3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BN
Set 3 (The exact action learning sets session you attend will depend on which project group you are working with) 21 May 2018 Room 216, Health Education England, Willow Terrace Road, Leeds LS2 9JT
22 May 2018 Room 216, Health Education England, Willow Terrace Road, Leeds LS2 9JT
23 May 2018 Room 216, Health Education England, Willow Terrace Road, Leeds LS2 9JT
24 May 2018 Room 216, Health Education England, Willow Terrace Road, Leeds LS2 9JT
Set 4 (The exact action learning sets session you attend will depend on which project group you are working with) 16 July 2018 Russell Room, Events Centre, 1st floor, Stewart House, Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN
17 July 2018 Russell Room, Events Centre, 1st floor, Stewart House, Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN
18 July 2018 Russell Room, Events Centre, 1st floor, Stewart House, Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN
19 July 2018 Russell Room, Events Centre, 1st floor, Stewart House, Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN

Participate in WebEx webinars (or watch recordings if unable to attend live).

Recommended event: In addition to the dates above it is recommend that you attend the 2018 CILIP conference which is pencilled in for 4-5 July next year.

Resource commitment:
Time: We estimate that individuals will need to set aside 2-3 days per month, to engage in the programme and meet their personal development needs. At times through the year the project plan agreed by each group may require a greater commitment.

Costs: This programme is being funded by HEE as part of its commitment to implementing Knowledge for Healthcare. There is no direct fee for taking part. All delegates are expected to make their own arrangements to cover the cost of travel and accommodation, as needed. See also the HEE Statement regarding travel or accommodation expenses.

Ready to apply? Then download the application process document to proceed.

Still thinking about it? Then see what one of the previous participant’s has to say about the experience.

Questions? Contact Gil Young