Thanks to everyone who participated in the #AMillionDecisions chat, and in particular to Alison Day and Sarah Hennessy for leading us, and to Nick Poole, CEO of CILIP for his participation. The transcript and analytics are now available, thanks to Symplur, if you weren’t able to take part, or want to refresh your memory.
We think it was the biggest #ukmedlibs chat so far, with 47 participants, and over a million tweet impressions.
In October we’ll be talking about the phenomena variously known as guerilla open access, black open access or shadow libraries: for example, #icanhazpdf, Library Genesis or, most (in)famously, Sci-Hub.
Questions and resources will be posted here before the chat.
Every day across the healthcare sector in England more than a million decisions are made that have a profound and lasting impact on people’s lives and which influence the quality of healthcare and the cost of services.
CILIP and Health Education England (HEE) are campaigning for decisions in the healthcare sector to be fully evidence-based, calling on government and health service providers to employ and make use of the skills of librarians and knowledge specialists in meeting their obligations under The Health and Social Care Act 2012.
You can see how people have been getting involved so far by searching the #AMillionDecisions hashtag on Twitter.
On Tuesday 19th September at 8pm, we go online to talk about the campaign, how you are getting involved and what can be done to support you to promote it.
We’ll structure the chat around the following questions:
- How are you engaging with the #AMillionDecisions campaign?
- What examples of impact are you using to promote the campaign?
- Are you connecting with and promoting The Health and Social Care Act 2012, if so, how?
- What is the value of connecting into your professional body around advocacy and this campaign?
- What support is needed to drive the value of this campaign strategically in your Trust?
- How might the #AMillionDecisions campaign be useful to you?
- Where do we take this from here?
There’s no #ukmedlibs chat tonight as we take a summer break. We’ll be back at 8pm on Tuesday 19th September, when we’ll be talking about #AMillionDecisions with guests Sarah Hennessy and Alison Day. We’ll post more here before the chat.
The transcript and analytics of July’s chat on patient and public involvement are now available, thanks to Symplur. Thanks to everyone who participated, and to Holly Case for leading it.
We’ll take a break in August, but will be back in September, refreshed, to talk about #amilliondecisions
Following Health Information Week earlier this month, July’s chat will be on Patient and Public Information (PPI). Since Knowledge for Healthcare was published, in which Patient and Public Information was highlighted as a key are of work, there has been an increased focus on the topic. How has PPI affected you? Are you loving or loathing this focus? Are you seeing positive changes through this work? We will be following the questions below:
- What has your service implemented so far to support the PPI agenda?
- What’s been the most positive thing to come out of your PPI work so far?
- What is the most problematic aspect of PPI for you?
- Did you get involved with Health Information Week? How so?
- Have you built any good relationships out of your PPI work? How would you like to see those develop?
- Do you feel you need additional support to implement PPI in your service? If yes, what?
- Have you used any of the resources put together as part of the Knowledge for Healthcare PPI work stream?
Join us on Tuesday 18th July at 8pm on Twitter using the hashtag #ukmedlibs to discuss Patient and Public Information.
Here’s the transcript and analytics for the June 2017 chat, Professional development – are you up to scratch?
Thanks, everyone who took part, and especially @hollingtonn for leading the discussion.
Resources mentioned in the chat:
And, though no one mentioned it in the chat itself, and it compared the old, 2007 MLA competencies with the PKSB, this article by @aalawton and Jane Burns is rewarding reading:
Lawton A, Burns J. A review of competencies needed for health librarians–a
comparison of Irish and international practice. Health Info Libr J. 2015
Jun;32(2):84-94. doi: 10.1111/hir.12093. Epub 2014 Dec 30
July’s chat will be at 8pm BST on Tuesday 18th July.
MLA Competencies and CILIPs PKSB for Health
June’s chat will be focused on two professional development tools, the Medical Libraries Association’s Competencies and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professional’s Professional and Knowledge Skills Base for Health.
Both documents are for you to use to highlight any areas that might require further professional developments and assess which areas you are particularly strong in. But are these documents helpful? Do you feel they reflect the demands of the profession? We’ll be following these questions during the course of the chat:
- Have you recently used a professional development tool? If so, which one? And, how?
- What are the benefits of the MLA competencies?
- Is there anything missing from the MLA competencies?
- What are the benefits of the CILIP PKSB for health?
- Does it cover everything that medical information professionals need?
- Do these tools inspire you to fill in any knowledge gaps or fill you with dread about what more you should be doing?
The MLA competencies are available online here and you don’t need to be a MLA member to access them. The CILIP PKSB for Health is available online here, but is only accessible to CILIP members.
Join us on Tuesday 20th June at 8pm on Twitter using the hashtag #ukmedlibs to discuss these professional development tools.