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The IMT Group have updated the list of domains and urls that should not be blocked by IT protocols.
The final webinar on 13 June 2014 was recorded and can be now be viewed.

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

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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


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. OCLC Link resolver

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.

4. Marketing Resources for NHS Evidence Service 

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:

  • NHS Evidence Service Simple Search

  • Evidence Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS)

4. Guidance for subscribing and using 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.


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 to download the list.

 Page Updated 22 October 2014