Free members event, kindly hosted by Macmillan Cancer Support in London: Integrating health information into the delivery of care
This PIF membership event focused on identifying a person’s information needs at different points in their experiences of an illness or condition, and considered how we can better integrate the provision of information into the delivery of care at key points.
This event is part of a larger PIF project that is exploring how we can ensure information is integrated into the provision of healthcare. Discussions from this event will contribute towards a project report, and delegates will be acknowledged for their contributions (with consent).
Participants discussed the following two key questions:
- How do you tailor your information resources and services to different points and needs in a patient’s experience with a health condition or illness?
- How does your organisation work with healthcare providers and services to disseminate and deliver you information resources?
Presentations were given as follows:
Embedding access to information across patient pathways
Claire Murray, Joint Head of Operation at the Patient Information Forum, shared learning from PIF research on embedding access to information across patient pathways.
My Crohn's & Colitis Care
Alice Flawith, Publications Officer at Crohn’s & Colitis UK, shared this project and how it has supported the integration of information into a patient’s journey with their bowel condition.
'It wasn’t the right time for me'– improving the delivery of post-natal contraception advice
Katherine O’Brien, Media and Public Policy Manager, British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) presented findings from a project with Mumsnet on contraceptive support provided to women during the ante-natal and post-natal period.
Patient Information Pads: Integrating health information into cancer treatment and care
Kerry Chapman and Theresa Sullivan, Macmillan Patient Information leads from the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, presented a project that has supported healthcare staff to ‘prescribe’ information as part of their patient interactions.