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Greater Manchester Librarians is one of three patch groups (along with Cheshire and Merseyside and Cumbria and Lanacashire) in LIHNN.


Terms of Reference (to be revised)

  1. Membership of the Group is open to GM Health Library managers, and representatives from GM HE institutions. When a manager is unable to attend a meeting, a designated representative from the service may attend in their stead. A representative from HCLU will normally attend meetings.
  2. The Group will meet four times a year, although one of these meetings will normally take the form of a study day.
  3. The Vice-Chair will be elected bi-annually. After serving as Vice Chair the post-holder will then normally succeed to the role of Chair for a further two years. The Vice Chair’s responsibilities shall include taking the minutes.
  4. A web editor will be elected bi-annually. The postholder will be responsible for posting all public GM authored documents on the Lihnn website.
  5. The Group Chair will act as the public contact for the Group.
  6. The Group Chair will schedule meetings for the next calendar year as soon as possible after the last scheduled meeting of the previous calendar year.

Purpose of the Group: To provide leadership and a focus for planning and developing co-ordinated library services to the GM health commuinty.


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Members of the Group

Chair: Cheryl Dagnall, Wrightington Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

Members of the group include staff from health-related library and information services based in the following organisations:

  • Bolton NHS FT
  • Bolton Public Health
  • Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS FT
  • Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS FT
  • The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS FT
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • North West Ambulance Service (NWAS)
  • Pennine Acute NHS Trust
  • Pennine Care NHS FT
  • Salford Royal NHS FT
  • Stockport NHS FT
  • Tameside Hospital NHS FT
  • University Hospital of South Manchester NHS FT
  • University of Bolton
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Salford
  • Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS FT

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Next Meeting

To be agreed.

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Minutes from Previous Meetings

2018 October - minutes June - minutes and agenda February - minues and agenda
2017 October June January
2016 June February  
2015 June    
2014 October May February
2013 January    
2012 September June  


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