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
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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
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.
29 January 2014 - Announcement of national review of NHS Library and Knowledge Services
A new page provides details of the HEE review of NHS LKS inclufding the trems of reference of the project board. New information will be added as it becomes available.
12 February 2014 - OpenAthens training videos
Produced by Eduserv you can now download an OpenAthens training video in 5 different formats.
27 February 2014 - list of core content databases and e-journals with revised backfiles for AMA titles
Lists all databases and journals available from 1 January 2014 with information on access to back runs for some AMA "Archives" titles. Download the february 2014 updated list.
11 March 2014 - Revised structure of HEE LKSL
This shows the structure of LKSL and the current Chairs for each of the 5 working groups.
19 March 2014 - CLA Licence renewed for 2014 to 2015
We have recently received confirmation from the Department of Health that the CLA Licence for the NHS in England will be extended for the period April 2014 to March 2015
and is likely to have exactly the same terms, conditions and scope as the current licence (available at https://www.cla.co.uk/licences/licences_available/nhs/nhs_england
). Please therefore assume ‘business as usual’ in relation to copying and scanning permissions and restrictions.
Page Updated 19 March 2014