Book your place on our Better Information Programme

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The Better Information Programme is our free online training programme designed for staff from a wide range of health, social care and community organisations. Two sessions are available, Health Literacy Awareness and Introduction to Misinformation.

We've got 5 sessions coming up between now and the end of March, check them all out and book your FREE place here!

After receiving the training, you will become a designated Knowledge Champion and will be encouraged to share your learning with colleagues and communities. You will have exclusive access to the Knowledge Champions section of the buzz website, with further support materials and learning. The Better Information Programme is delivered by buzz Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service in partnership with Manchester Health and Care Commissioning. The training will be delivered via Microsoft Teams.

We'd love to hear from you, tweet us @buzzmanc, and if you've been on the courses already let us know what you thought! For more information, contact us buzz@gmmh.nhs.uk or call 0161 271 0505.

Below is some more information about the two sessions. If you're a Manchester-based organisation or group and would like to request a tailored session designed specifically to be delivered to your organisation, just let us know using the above contact details.

Introduction to Misinformation

A one and a half hour online course raising awareness about sources of health information and how we can decide if they're any good.

Access to health information has never been greater. Professional opinions and health information leaflets are now accompanied by innovative apps and a variety of health related websites.

Our access to a range of health information has developed, but what about the quality?

This Introduction to Misinformation session is designed for health, social care and community organisations. It is designed to raise awareness about the sources of health information and how we can decide if it is any good.

At the end of the day, you will be:

• Knowledgeable about the range of health information available

• Knowledgeable about the impact of low quality health information

• Skilled in being able to spot poor quality or potentially harmful health information

• Confident in signposting to evidence-based sources

Health Literacy Awareness

A one hour online course designed to raise awareness about health literacy.

We are all affected by health literacy at some point in our lives but what is it and why is it important?

This Health Literacy Awareness session is designed for health, social care and community organisations. It aims to raise awareness of health literacy and how it impacts you, your clients and your organisation.

At the end of the session, you will be:

• Aware of health information literacy and why it is important

• Able to say how health literacy affects you, your clients and your organisation

• Aware of further sources of information and learning about health literacy


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