Welcome to the home for NHS library and knowledge services (England) and the Strategic Health Library Leads (SHaLL)
This site acts as a focal point for information For Library Staff who provide NHS library/knowledge services (LKS) and the Strategic Health Library Leads (SHaLL) who are responsible for promoting the value of NHS library/knowledge services through its working groups.
Website Structure www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/sitemap/
Please note that parts of this website are only available to LKS staff who are registered users of the site.
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 (2.2) 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 two open access namespaces the Library Sandpit and LKS (LQAF) Innovations and two restricted access namespaces: NHS Cost Framework and Strategic Health Library Leads (SHaLL).
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
7 February 2013 - The Sally Hernando Awards for Innovation in NHS Library and Knowledge Services
Details of the winners and runners-up are available at www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/forlibrarystaff/lqaf/2012awards.html
For all the submissions please go to: www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/wiki/Innovations.MainPage.ashx and visit the page for each innovation category.
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
Page Updated 2 April 2013