Thanks to everyone who was able to add to my spreadsheet about Books on
Prescription Coverage across England.
You may recall I was prompted to do this by a feeling that something taken
up so widely should have its benefits proven (I personally believe "it's a
good thing"), explored and extended.
The National Assembly of Wales has already put Books on Prescription in
place across the country and lessons can be learned there as well I'm sure.
As promised this data is being shared to this list and with Marcus Weisen,
Health and Disability Adviser Museums, Libraries and Archives Council
tel: 020-72731408, email: [log in to unmask] [ for more information
on access and social inclusion: www.mla.gov.uk/action/learnacc/00access.asp]
and Sarah Wilkie on the Libraries Team at MLA.Once the list is lodged with
MLA I expect them to consider whether they can keep it up to date.
Marcus is going in to a meeting with the Arts Council this Thursday
(15.12) regarding how Public Libraries and NHS can make Books on
Prescription a first step in Public Health partnerships around libraries.
If you would like to see this sort of work go forward or your special
expertise can help with steering groups etc please get in touch with Marcus.
Meanwhile enjoy the information and at very least, I hope this info will
inspire you get in touch with your neighbours and colleagues to continue to
share good work to change people's lives.
I took it in good faith that anyone responsing to my request was happy to
have their email published in this context only and, as an extention will
not mind collegues making contact.
Angela Haynes, Library & Information Development Officer, South west
Museums Libraries & Archives Council