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UPDATED LIST OF NATIONAL CORE CONTENT RESOURCES
The list of databases and e-journals purchased by Health Education England has been updated for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.
[16/08/2017]
NCC: PERMITTED AND PROHIBITED USES
This document summarises for healthcare library staff in England how National Core Content (NCC) databases and e-journals can and cannot be used.
[16/08/2017]

Welcome to the home for NHS library and knowledge services (England) and the Health Education England Library and Knowledge Services Leads

This site acts as a focal point for information mainly for:

1. Knowledge for Healthcare: a development framework, 2015-2020

On 31 December 2014 Health Education England published their development framework for Library and Knowledge Services.

The HEE LKS Leads have developed an implementation plan in conjunction with the HEE appointed Programme Lead.

Please go to www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/lksl/kfhdocs.html for updates on the programme.

You can also view the KfH blog at kfh.libraryservices.nhs.uk/ 

2. HEE LKS Policy

The NHS Library and Knowledge Services in England Policy was approved by the Health Education England Executive on the 29th November 2016. The policy sets out for the first time our approach to delivering on the key objective of enabling access to knowledge and evidence for healthcare decision makers. For further information see kfh.libraryservices.nhs.uk/nhs-lks-policy/

3. Find local NHS library and knowledge services at www.hlisd.org/index.aspx

4. Access electronic books, journals and databases at www.nice.org.uk/About/What-we-do/Evidence-Services/journals-and-databases


QUICK LINKS

1. NHS Library Quality Assurance Framework (LQAF) England (2.3a) April 2016

The LQAF contains the national standards for NHS library/knowledge services together with guidance on how to measure the degree of compliance with the standards. It includes which includes revisions to two criteria: 1.3c (impact) and 5.3l (patient and public information).

2. Innovations in NHS Library and Knowledge Services

You see a summary of innovation and good practice in NHS library/knowledge services and find out more details on our wiki  at www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/wiki/Innovations.MainPage.ashx

Please note: We will be judging innovation submissions for awards in 2017. Further information on how to make a submission will follow. {Updated December 2016]

2. www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/wiki

This contains three open access namespaces the Library Sandpit , LQAF (updates to guidance) LKS (LQAF)  Innovations and three restricted access namespaces: NHS Cost Framework , HLISD Board and HEE Library and Knowledge Services Leads.

3. NICE Community for Library & Knowledge Services Staff

Range of resources including NICE Evidence Services issues, Resources for OpenAthens and Link Resolver administrators, Keeping up to date and Training materials for HDAS and NHS Evidence Search.

4. Guidance for subscribing and using @libraryservices.nhs.uk mailing lists

The guidance explains how to subscribe or change your subscription details such as email address and password and this explains how the lists work.


RECENT ADDITIONS TO THE SITE

Spring 2017 - Domains that should not be blocked by IT

An updated list of the domains that should not be blocked b

y IT within Trusts has been produced by NARAG. Please go to www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/forlibrarystaff/information/technology.html to download the list.

20 July 2017 - Permitted and prohibited uses of National Core Content

This document summarises for healthcare library staff in England how National Core Content (NCC) databases and e-journals can and cannot be used. It takes into account the CLA Licence for the NHS in England and UK Copyright Legislation, as well as the NCC Providers’ usage terms. Please go to www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/forlibrarystaff/information/nhs_copyright.html to download the file.

16 August 2017 - Updated list of National Core Content resources

The list of databases and e-journals purchased by Health Education England has been updated. Please go to www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/forlibrarystaff/information/eresources.html to download the list.


Page Updated 16 August 2017