Health Academy Library service has been shortlisted for an award

The library service at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has had three submissions shortlisted for the National Sally Hernando Innovation Awards, which promote innovation in library services.

Health Academy library team

The first submission, called the Facilitating research amongst radiographers though information literacy workshops (FARRIL) project, is a collaboration between the Library and the Research & Innovation teams. The aim is to tailor and deliver information skills workshops to radiographers to help them engage with research.

The second submission is a collaboration with the Health & Wellbeing team to expand their offering. Through the collaboration, an underused library office has been converted into a Health & Wellbeing drop-in space for the delivery of sessions and initiatives, such as mindfulness sessions and smoking cessation, and access to resources.

The third submission, a collaboration with other NHS Trusts in the North West, is an approach to create and maintain a list of awards appropriate to the health sector, which library & knowledge services can share across their organisation. This saves time and effort across all organisations, and ensures the information is easily and readily accessible.

Tracey Pratchett, Knowledge and Library Services Manager said, “I am incredibly proud to be a part of all three projects, and of the team, who have worked incredibly hard on these innovations.”