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Pip Divall is Clinical Librarian Service Manager at University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust, and the Health representative for the Information Literacy Group. Hannah Beckitt is the Patient Information Librarian at UHL NHS Trust, a relatively new role which we have established in order to allow patients better access to information about their health, and their interactions with the […]


Launched on the 11th December 2017 through partnership between NHS England, Public Health England, Health Education England and the Community Health and Learning Foundation, a new health literacy toolkit is now available. This new resource offers a range of resources to help health care workers with tools and techniques which they can use in everyday practice. According to the Royal College of General […]

The European Association for Health Information and Libraries conference will take place in Cardiff, Wales in July 2018. One of the conference themes is ‘information for the public and consumer health’ and the organisers are inviting individuals to submit abstracts for this theme on the topic of ‘Health Literacy and Digital Literacy – making public information simple’. Please see below for more […]


The Public and Mobile Libraries Group (PMLG) and Health Libraries Group (HLG) have joined forces to organise a workshop on ‘Health Literacy Skills and Partnership Working for Public and Health Libraries’. The provision of access to health information has become a key to public libraries. This event will provide practical advice and hands-on sessions aimed at supporting health and public librarians in finding and […]


The CILIP Health Libraries Group Conference takes place in Scarborough from 15 to 16 September. Once again, the CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) is a sponsor of this excellent event. If you are attending the conference, you will find our brand new Health Information Literacy leaflet in your delegate pack. The ILG wishes everyone attending an enjoyable and informative conference. […]


Dr. Marc Forster, Health Sector Representative on the CILIP Information Literacy Group committee, discusses “health literacy” and how to recognise reliable sources of information. With a vast wealth of information on health and medical care and conditions available on the web, how can we deal with it effectively and successfully? Whether a medical professional, a person with a diagnosed medical conditions […]