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For Information: Statistics


NHS Library/Knowledge Services Statistics

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1. Introduction

2. National reports

3. Annual Collection of LKS Statistics

3.1 The Process

3.2 Recent forms and notices

 1. Introduction

NHS library/knowledge services regularly collect data on the activities that they undertake. These were collated nationally by:

  • the NHS Regional Librarians Group (RLG) until March 2002,

  • the NHS Library and Knowledge Development Network (LKDN) from April 2002 until March 2007

  • the National Library for Health (NLH) from April 2007 until March 2009

  • the Strategic Health Authority Library Leads (SHALL) from April 2009 until March 2013

  • the HEE LKS Leads from April 2013.

For some financial years the Library and Information Statistics Unit (LISU) at Loughborough University were commissioned to analyse the data on a national and region-wide basis.

2. National NHS Libraries Activity Data

Infographics of recent NHS staffing and activity data have been published on the Knowledge forHealthcare Blog in 2019

Some earlier reports on NHS library activity are available:  

  • NHS Regional Librarians Group Census of staff providing library services to NHS personnel April 1978, 1979

  • NHS Regional Librarians Group Census of staff providing library services to NHS personnel December 1985, 1987. 

  • NHS Regional Librarians Group statistics for the financial years (i.e. 1 April to 31 March) for 1991 to 2001.

Copies may be available from your LKS Lead.

Electronic versions of the data analysed by LISU are available for:

1999-2000 [download a pdf copy],

2000-2001 [download a pdf copy] and

2004-2005 [download a pdf copy]

Collations of statistics

Some fomally published reports are available.

A number of reports produced for LKS Leads (only accessible to NHS LKS members) are also available mainly covering 2007-08 to date.

3. Annual Collection of LKS Statistics

The annual statistical collection is part of the HEE LKSL work programmes and the national collection is currently co-ordinated by a member of the group 

Statistics of NHS library services activity are usually collected on an annual basis for the previous NHS financial year i.e. 1 April to 31 March. 

3.1 The Process

Each year an Annual NHS Library Services Statistical Return is produced in Excel, together with a document that outlines any changes that have been made to the return since the previous collection. 

The HEE LKS Leads distribute the return to service managers who provide NHS library/knowledge services. Managers return the completed Excel spreadsheet to their LKS Leads

From 2020 HEE's Business Intelligence will be assisting with the analysis of data from the returns.

3.2 Recent forms and notices

The following documents have been issued:

Deadline for Return

Annual Return for completion by service manager

 

Changes and Guidance 

30 April 2020

 

Annual return part 1 - staffing 

To be completed based on staffing levels at 2nd March 2020

Please note: If you have trouble opening the Excel documents try copying from your downloads folder to your desktop and opening from there.  Seek assistance from your IT helpdesk if they are still blocked.

NHS Library Services Statistics 2020-21 Guidance

30 October 2020

 

Annual return part 2 - activity 

Please also complete the Activity Log which is available on of after 1st April 2020

Please note: If you have trouble opening the Excel documents try copying from your downloads folder to your desktop and opening from there.  Seek assistance from your IT helpdesk if they are still blocked. 

NHS Library Services Statistics 2020-21 Guidance

 

 Activity Log Questions

(Completed Online but included here for reference)

 

 

Page Updated 23 March 2020