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Archive 2007 Impact Toolkit

The current Knowledge for Healthcare Value & Impact Toolkit can be found on the KfH Blog


The Impact Toolkit was originally available via the For Librarians pages of but this website no longer exists. We felt it was important to include the original version of the Impact Toolkit as it was funded by the LKSL and SHALL predecessor organisation, the NHS Library and Knowledge Development Network (LKDN). Also it is part of our library and information science evidence base.

For the most recent version of the Impact Toolkit please go to  the KfH Blog

The 2007 Impact Toolkit and associated documents

This consists of:

  • A pilot study, conducted by the University of Aberystwyth formed the basis of the toolkit. A report of this study was presented to LKDN in November 2007 Developing a toolkit for assessing the impact of health library services on patient care: Report to LKDN [Download MS Word version]

  • Assessing the impact of a health library service: Best Practice Guidance. Based on research originally funded by LKDN. Version for National Library for Health, August 2008 [Download MS Word version]

The 2007 Impact Toolkit was the subject of an article in Health Libraries and Information Journal (HILJ) published online 13 August 2008:
"The value and impact of information provided through library services for patient care: developing guidance for best practice" by Alison Weightman, Christine Urquhart, Siân Spink & Rhian Thomas on behalf of the National Library for Health Library Services Development Group. You can read the abstract or download a PDF or HTML version of the article from here.

Alison Weightman and Christine Urquhart presented on the development of the toolkit at the AWHILES conference in July 2008. The presentation entitles How's our impact? Developing a survey toolkit to assess how health library services impact on patient care isa available to download as a PDF copy.