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Knowledge Service

The Better Information Programme

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?

The Better Information Programme is designed for health, social care and community organisations. It is a free half-day course 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.
  • Skilled in being able to spot poor quality or potentially harmful health information. 
  • Aware of health information literacy and why it is important
  • Able to approach production of health information in a systematic way
  • Confident in signposting your communities and colleagues to evidence-based sources

The Better Information Programme is delivered by the buzz Health and Wellbeing Service in partnership with Manchester Health and Care Commissioning.

Sign up for The Better Information Programme

We do not have any sessions planned currently. We will announce our next sessions in 2020.

Useful Links and Resources

Below are links that you may find useful when producing, appraising and locating health information. Although extensive, other resources may be available. Consider sharing this list with colleagues.

Finding Health Information



NHS Digital 

NHS Website


Public Health England

Health Information Literacy

Health Literacy 

Health Literacy Place, NHS Scotland 

Health Education England 

Patient Information Forum 

Plain English Campaign

World Health Organization

Producing Health Information

Easy Health

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) 

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 

NHS England, The Information Standard 

Patient Information Forum Toolkit 

Appraising Health Information


HM Government Don’t Feed the Beast Campaign 

IFLA- How to Spot Fake News

NHS Behind the Headlines

Download The Better Information Programme poster HERE

What is the Knowledge Service?

The Knowledge Service provides access to library, information and health promotion resources for people working in Manchester. We stock a range of books, models and leaflets which focus on a range of health topics. These items can be borrowed from our site in Fallowfield and used to promote health and wellbeing in your organisation or community.

Who can use The Knowledge Service?

Anyone working in health and social care in Manchester can use The Knowledge Service. You can be based within a charity, third sector organisation or local authority.

All Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust staff can also access our services.

How do I contact The Knowledge Service? 

For more information on the Knowledge Service please contact:

 0161 271 0505 or