Health Information Week 2022

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Volunteer to be part of our Living Library!   




Here at the Library and Knowledge Services of University Hospitals of Derby and Burton, we're looking for volunteers to be part of this year's Living Library for #HIW2022. This year's Living Library topic is:  


How does diversity affect experiences of healthcare?   


What is a Living Library? 


A Living Library seeks to challenge discrimination and prejudice through first-hand testimonies from living books. Operating just like a regular library, users can borrow a living book to 'read' and learn about how protected characteristics affect our experiences of healthcare.  



Our Living Library will be open to staff of University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust and Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust



Follow these links to see feedback from our previous Living Library:




And examples of other successful Living Libraries: 







What would it entail? 


To participate, all we ask is that you have a couple of hours/half a day available between Monday 4th July and Friday 8th July 2022.  

You would need to be comfortable discussing your lived experience of receiving healthcare treatment. However, no one would be asked to share things they are uncomfortable with or have a conversation that they would find distressing.  


Who are we looking for?


We would love to hear from you;  we are particularly interested in hearing from diverse and seldom heard voices.  



The Equality Act of 2010 lists the following 9 protected characteristics: 


  • age 

  • disability 

  • gender reassignment 

  • marriage and civil partnership 

  • pregnancy and maternity 

  • race 

  • religion and belief  

  • sex  

  • sexual orientation 


Any other examples of diversity and how it has affected your lived experiences of health and healthcare are also welcome.


If you are interested in volunteering to be part of our Living Library, or would like some more information, please email one of the following: 







or call the library on: 01332 789238 



Please see following video for more information, and feedback from our last Living Library.