The importance of good health information
More than 50 delegates from a range of organisations gathered at a recent event, held by NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s Health Information and Resources Service (HIRS), to discuss the importance of good quality health information.
HIRS provides a wide range of health promotion materials for healthcare professionals and members of the public. These include books, DVDs, reports, teaching packs, leaflets, posters and other materials on a range of health-related topics.
Delegates came from a number of backgrounds including public health, education, community and learning development, homeless organisations, mental health, sexual health, oral health, addiction services and voluntary organisations. The event provided delegates with the opportunity to find out about the resources provided by HIRS and also the chance to influence the ongoing development of the service.
Dr Carol Davidson, Executive Director of Public Health, commented: “The feedback from the day has been very positive with the majority of delegates enjoying the event and valuing the opportunity to influence how the service should develop in the future. This has helped us identify what we need to do to support the people of Ayrshire andArranto access, understand and act on information about their health and wellbeing”.