It’s Health Information Week 6th-12th July 2020

Health Information Week is a national, multi-sector campaign promoting high-quality information for patients and the public. High quality health information can have a huge impact on people’s ability to stay healthy and manage illnesses effectively, giving them a better quality of life.

We all need information that we can trust, particularly at this time. We also need to look after our well-being, whether our mental health or our physical health. In response to these needs, the Health Information Week 2020 project team has decided to focus this year Health Information Week around two main themes:

Finding information you can trust



You will find a wealth of information on the new Health Information Week website. This includes downloadable sheets on subjects such as:

Apps – a really useful website included here is the Orcha website, which provides reviews and assessments of health apps, including how data is used and stored

Charities – useful organisations offering support and advice during the coronavirus period

Finding information – a good example is the Understanding Health Research website

Quality standards

Physical wellbeing –  The mental wellbeing section, as well as suggesting resources to support mental health during Covid 19, also covers resources about general wellbeing and mindfulness. This includes:

  • Action for Happiness
  • Living Life to the Full (free online courses covering low mood, stress and resiliency)
  • Mindfulness Awareness Research Centre
  • NHS 5 Steps to mental wellbeing
  • NHS Mindfulness

*Live webinar: “Patient Education in a World of Fake news ”  Friday 10 July 12.30pm

Join Lais Junqueira, Quality, Patient Safety and Innovation Manager from Elsevier to have an interactive webinar where you will learn tips to spot on fake news as an expert.

You can also follow the Health Information Week team on Twitter: @Healthinfoweek, #HIW2020