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 (2.3) 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. 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)
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
12 February 2014 - OpenAthens training videos
Produced by Eduserv you can now download an OpenAthens training video in 5 different formats.
25 April 2014 - Reports on NHS LKS income and expenditure - Members only
Reports on the collated annual statistics have been produced for 2007-08 to 2010-11 and 2008-09 to 2012-13 for income and expenditure of NHS library and knowledge services. The reports are available in the "members area" (i.e. you must login to access the pages)
14 June 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.
Page Updated 21 August 2014