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Spreadsheet listing the domains that should not be blocked
A revised guidance document of LKS staff has been issued on library and ILDS and copyright with FAQs.

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:

1. Knowledge for Healthcare: a development framework, 2015-2020

On 31 December 2014 Health Education England published their development framework for Library and Knowledge Services.

The HEE LKS Leads have developed an implementation plan in conjunction with the HEE appointed Programme Lead.

Please go to for updates on the programme.

You can also view the KfH blog at 

2. HEE LKS Policy

The NHS Library and Knowledge Services in England Policy was approved by the Health Education England Executive on the 29th November 2016. The policy sets out for the first time our approach to delivering on the key objective of enabling access to knowledge and evidence for healthcare decision makers. For further information see

3. Find local NHS library and knowledge services at

4. Access electronic books, journals and databases at


1. NHS Library Quality Assurance Framework (LQAF) England (2.3a) April 2016

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. It includes which includes revisions to two criteria: 1.3c (impact) and 5.3l (patient and public information).

2. Innovations in NHS Library and Knowledge Services

You see a summary of innovation and good practice in NHS library/knowledge services and find out more details on our wiki  at

Please note: We will be judging innovation submissions for awards in 2017. Further information on how to make a submission will follow. {Updated December 2016]


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 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.


28 October 2016 - Marketing materials revised and added to

Please go to to download KM postcards, KfH leaflets and the new KfH visual.

3 January 2017 - Update to Copyright page

Please go to to see the updated guidance and how to contact the NHS First Responders.

17 February 2017 - New copyright guyidance

Please go to to download the new guidance for LKS staff.

Spring 2017 - 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 NARAG. Please go to to download the list.

Page Updated 3 April 2017