Strategic Health Library Leads (SHaLL)
The Strategic Health Library Leads (SHaLL) Group was formed on 1 April 2013 and suceeds the Strategic Health Authority Library Leads (SHALL) from 2009 to 2013 and the National Library for Health (NLH) Co-ordinating Group (2007 to 2009).
SHaLL members are the library leads from each of the 13 Local Education and Training Boards (LETBs) in England, and representatives from HE, social care, independent health libraries, CILIP and key NHS bodies. This includes NHS Evidence with whom SHaLL has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
To support, work, plan and campaign for the excellence of health and social care through evidence-based practice and lifelong learning, by developing and providing high quality knowledge, information and library services.
To represent the interests of NHS Library and Knowledge Services at national level
To communicate actively with the NHS Library and Knowledge Services community so as to identify, respond to and influence appropriate issues
To foster and maintain effective partnerships with key organizations including NHS Evidence, Connecting for Health, the Health Information Centre, Public Health Observatories etc.
To identify, respond to and influence policy initiatives and consultation documents, and promote awareness of these
To evaluate, promote and share good practice and innovations in a proactive manner
To develop processes and frameworks for the benchmarking of services in order to ensure that they are meeting the needs of the workforce
To support and encourage research and evidence-based practice.
To promote the use and evaluate the impact of quality assured knowledge resources and services.
To support the development of library staff skills and roles and promote the value of these within the NHS
To act as a mutual support and learning network.
Terms of reference (2009) for SHALL.
Access minutes from the Strategic Health Library Leads (SHaLL) meetings.
We have a current workplan for 2012-13
Minutes from the predecessor group, NLH Coordinating Group, will be available on this website.
SHaLL's work programme is taken forward by its 5 Working Groups and their Task and Finish Groups.
A diagram (revised March 2012) shows the relationship between SHaLL and its working groups.
Page updated 2 April 2013