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 For Library Staff who provide NHS library/knowledge services (LKS) and the HEE Library and Knowledge Services Leads who are responsible for promoting the value of NHS library/knowledge services through its working groups.
Find local NHS library and knowledge services at www.hlisd.org/index.aspx
Any comments or suggestions then please firstname.lastname@example.org
1. NHS Library Quality Assurance Framework (LQAF) England (2.2) April 2012
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. You can find out further information about the NHS Library Quality Assurance Framework
You can also learn about innovation and good practice in NHS library/knowledge services by visiting www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/forlibrarystaff/lqaf/innovations.html
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. Link Resolver Knowledge Base and Marketing Resources for NHS Evidence Service www.evidence.nhs.uk/about-us/marketing-resources
These resources can be downloaded for free to help you communicate the benefits of using NHS Evidence Service to staff and colleagues are available and include:
Link Resolver and Knowledge Base - the database that allows you to manage the collections of resources available to your users. The guide to the knowledge base is available to download.
NHS Evidence Service Simple Search
Evidence Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS)
RECENT ADDITIONS TO THE SITE
20 February 2013 - NICE Electronic and Print Content Framework Agreement
The new NICE Framework Agreement is now available to the NHS and partner organisations to purchase print and electronic content and knowledge resources. Further details: www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/forlibrarystaff/information/purchasingresources.html
11 June 2013 - LKS Leads Consumer Health Information Conference, 5 June 2013
You can download the presentations by Bob Gann (NHS England); Anne Brice (Public Health England); Debbie Hicks (The Reading Agency); Sarah Smith (Patient Information Forum); Gary Birkenhead (Macmillan Cancer Support) and Sarah Greening (Health Education West Midlands) from www.londonlinks.nhs.uk/2013-events/june/shall-consumer-health-information-conference
13 June 2013 - Guidance for subscribing to @libraryservices.nhs.uk mailing lists
The guidance explains how to subscribe or change your subscription details such as email address and password.
4 October 2013 - Call for innovations and initiatives to be shared
Your HEE LKS Lead will be asking you to submit potential innovations shortly. For 2013 LKS are also encouraged to submit initiatives to be shared that will not go forward to the national innovations judging panel. New forms and guidance is now available at www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/forlibrarystaff/lqaf/innovations.html Contact your HEE LKS Lead for further details and the deadline for submissions.
8 October 2013 - revised list of core content databases, e-journals
Cover content available from April 2011 until December 2013 download the updated list from www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/forlibrarystaff/information/eresources.html
Page Updated 8 October2013