Patient & Public Information

The Oliveira Library has a remit to support NHS and social care staff, but can also offer limited help to patients or members of the public.

** The Library and Education Centre are currently closed **

Please see our Remote Access arrangements or follow us on twitter @IOWNHSLibrary for updates

How healthy is your info?

There are so many different people offering advice on your health that finding health information you can trust can be difficult.  The following links are for guidance only.  If you have any health concerns you should always speak to your doctor first. 

Good starting points for reputable information include the following web sites:

See our Open Access Electronic Resources page for further information about public resources. 

How healthy are you?

Take the free Public Health England quiz to find out how healthy you are and get your personalised score, free health tips and advice.

Take the quiz now

Healthy Living Apps 

Start for Life 24/7 Breastfeeding Friend - now available on Google Assistant and Google Home.

Books for Health

Books and other printed materials are another great way to find out more about certain conditions and how to maintain good health.

The Reading Agency recommend the following selection of self-help books.

Ask your local public library for more information or to borrow the books.

Patient Information Leaflets

Please click on the link below to find out more information about specific health conditions. Leaflets are listed in alphabetical order by the title of the leaflet. 

Patient Information Leaflets



Local Information

The Isle of Wight Council has some information pages of local data, needs assessments and population statistics.  See here

Public Health England also publish data on local areas which can be searched via their fingertips tool. See here 


Personal Visits

Patients and members of the public may visit the library in working hours (9 - 5, Monday - Friday) and browse our print collection. Loans and other services are available at a cost with a subscription. Library staff will also be on hand to assist with any general enquiries that we can.

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