A key role for library and knowledge specialists through the pandemic is to signpost to trusted information. Notably, we can help NHS organisations fulfil their obligations under the Accessible Information Standard to provide information for patients, service users, carers and parents with a disability, impairment or sensory loss.
HEE’s Library and Knowledge Services team identified that it is difficult to find information about COVID-19 in accessible formats and for specific patient groups. In liaison with Public Health England, NHS England/Improvement and the Patient Information Forum, we have compiled information:
- Coronavirus information in Accessible Formats
- Coronavirus information for Older People
- Coronavirus information for Children and Young People.
We will be adding information for carers, for people with specific conditions and on health and well-being. Please help us to promote these invaluable resources to health and care staff and to information workers in other sectors.
The resources at https://library.nhs.uk are the first part of a website promoting the work of NHS library and knowledge specialists to the healthcare workforce, the public and other stakeholders. If you have thoughts on topics that you would like to see covered on Coronavirus or in the new website, please contact KFH.England@hee.nhs.uk