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ERIC Number: EJ845517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0961-0006
Early Experience of the Contribution of an Information Specialist within a Primary Healthcare Team: A Partnership Venture between Library and Healthcare Services
Wilson, Diane; Bateman, Hilarie; Bailey, Peter
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, v36 n3 p127-134 2004
This article describes the early experience of an Information Officer appointed within a newly formed primary health care team in the new township of Cambourne, west of Cambridge. The post was jointly defined and funded through a partnership between Cambridgeshire Libraries, the Primary Care Trust and Monkfield Medical Practice. The article describes the establishment of the post, its positioning within the core clinical team and some of the activities undertaken, including the use of information prescriptions. Significant issues highlighted include the diversity of routes to information which emerged, the importance of information to NHS policy on patient choice and the role of the Information Officer as an accessible source of information on healthy lifestyles. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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