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:
Knowledge for Healthcare: a development framework, 2015-2020
On 31 December 2014 Health Education England published their development framework for Library and Knowledge Services in order to:
Invite stakeholders to work alongside them to transform and optimise healthcare library and knowledge services
Guide investment and procurement decisions, the development of new information products, partnership working and service modernisation
Drive the redesign of roles for healthcare library staff, to improve efficiency and enable the adoption of new models of service.
The HEE LKS Leads are currently developing an implementation plan in conjunction with the HEE apointed Programme Lead. Contact your HEE LKS Lead for further information.
Find local NHS library and knowledge services at www.hlisd.org/index.aspx
Access electronic books, journals and databases at www.nice.org.uk/About/What-we-do/Evidence-Services/journals-and-databases
1. NHS Library Quality Assurance Framework (LQAF) England (2.3) May 2014
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. 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
30 November 2014 - Domains that should not be blocked by IT
An updated list of the domains that should not be blocked by IT within Trusts has been produced by the Information Management and Technology Group. Please go to www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/forlibrarystaff/information/technology.html to download the list.
11 February 2015 - The Sally Hernando Awards for Innovation in LKS 2015
See all the winners, runners-up and innovation , good practice and inititaives to be shared at www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/forlibrarystaff/lqaf/2014awards.html
19 February 2015 - National Core Content Implementation
Provides LKS staff with final confirmation of the National Core Content portfolio of databases
and electronic journals which will be available from 1st April 2015 until 31st March 2018.
3 June 2015 - Excel SATs for LQAF now available
You can now download the two versions of the Standards Assessment Tool (SAT) in Excel for your 2015 LQAF submission from www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/forlibrarystaff/lqaf/ Both versions include a spellchecker.
Page Updated 3 June 2015