It's Great Up North took place in Harrogate on the 6-7 June 2019. The programme for day 1 of the event is below with links to presentations where available. The programme for day 2 and links to the posters are in separate blog posts.



Prior to the event starting there was an informal gathering of delegates at the Winter Gardens. 

Keynote 1 – It’s Great Up North: David Stewart, Director of Health Library and Knowledge Services North and CILIP President

Keynote 2 - The importance of literature for the cancer patient and their loved ones: Helen Bright, Macmillan Information Manager, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Parallel Sessions – Presentations 


Rebecca Roylance & Lorna Clarke - Developing Digital Training: Moving to an e-learning training programme for NHS Staff

Kieran Lamb - Grey Literature, WordPress and issues of dissemination of information

Matt Holland - Something new? The virtual library and information service

Tracey Roberts Cuffin - Libraries improving patient safety

Sarah Gardner - "Shy bairns get nowt!" - How a Maternity Guidelines Community of Practice came to be

John Gale - Creating Knowledge Assets for NHS Managers

Helen Kiely - Open Athens- It's still all Greek to me. On Jargon in Healthcare Library & Evidence Settings

Deena Maggs, Victoria Treadway and Suzanne Wilson - Top Tips for LKS hoping to influence evidence-based patient information in their own Trusts

Abbas Bismillah - Embedding Reflective Reading Groups into your organisation: Supporting staff CPD

Trish Moore - Presentation on a service development project - an online journal club

Tanya Williamson - Supporting Medical students and Health Researchers at Lancaster University

Claire Bradshaw - Mindfulness


Parallel Sessions – Workshops 
Tracey Pratchett - Using eLearning to enhance library search skills training

Michael Cook - Sisyphus had it easy: Successful searching for public health and friends

Victoria Treadway, Andrew Lambe, Helen Outhwaite and Katie Nicholas - Build it and they will come: harnessing the power of spaghetti and marshmallows to understand the value of after action review


Debra Thornton - Facilitation Skills Incorporating Appreciative Inquiry

Claire Bradshaw - Street Wisdom