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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

The first half-day session will be delivered in South Manchester and the second session will be in North Manchester. There are plans for a further date in Central Manchester.

To sign up for the first half-day training session at The Brooklands Church of The Nazarene on Thursday 7th November 2019, please register HERE.

To sign up for the second half-day training session at The Curve on Tuesday 19th November 2019, please register HERE.

As part of the course, you will receive a range of supporting materials which will help you to produce better information for your patients, service users and communities.

After receiving the training, you will become a designated Knowledge Champion and will be expected to share your learning with colleagues and communities.

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:
Daniel Livesey, Knowledge Service Manager: 0161 248 0470 or Daniel.Livesey@gmmh.nhs.uk

Alternatively contact: 0161 271 0505 or library@gmmh.nhs.uk