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
Health Information Literacy
Producing Health Information
Appraising Health Information
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 firstname.lastname@example.org