Briefings for Knowledge and Library Services staff on the latest news and development opportunities.

There are currently two briefings published.

Knowledge for Healthcare Briefing

Published fortnightly on Tuesdays.

This briefing covers national and regional initiatives, training opportunities and network news.

It replaces the old Editorial, General Update and Development Opportunities briefings (see archives for previous editions). 

See the last three of these briefings.

Resource Discovery Digest

Published fortnightly on Tuesdays.  This briefing covers national and local resource discovery initiatives.

If you wish to contribute, see the digest's editorial policy.

See the last three of these digests.

See the archive for editions of the monthly General Update and Development Opportunities and People News to December 2021.

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Knowledge for Healthcare Briefing

2 May 2023


  • How Should NHS Knowledge and Library Specialists Respond to the Promise of AI?  

  • Health Literacy Awareness Training, Wednesday 21 June 2023, 09:30 – 12.30 

  • Opportunities to Promote Knowledge and Library Services to Midwives and Nurses


9 May 2023


  • Final chance to apply for PG Certificate in Clinical Data Science
  • Core20PLUS5 – an approach to reducing healthcare inequalities

  • Last call for Health Literacy promotional items

  • Calling all library apprentices past and present: join our community of practice


23 May 2023


  • Senior Leadership Programme for Health Knowledge and Library Specialists
  • Research Master Classes with Alison Brettle
  • 45 Minutes with Hong-Anh Nguyen
  • Bursaries for Attendance at the International Clinical Librarian’s Conference
  • Health Literacy Train the Trainer with Noel Cudden and Joanne Naughton
  • Sign up for Technology Enhanced Learning Updates for Health and Care Staff
  • Quality and Improvement Outcomes Framework: Access to Documentation and Guidance


Resource Discovery Digest

6 June 2023


  • Resource Discovery Digest – now every 2 weeks

  • Improved visibility of BMJ Best Practice in the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub​​​​​​​

  • Support for conversations with IT about rolling out LibKey Nomad​​​​​​​

  • Improving Alt text in the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub​​​​​​​

  • A setting to avoid in the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub​​​​​​​

  • Survey of OpenAthens users – thank you​​​​​​​

  • ThingLink and you - presentation at 11:00 on 12 June 2023

  • Closure of the CASH database

  • Two-hour time-out for ProQuest databases


16 May 2023


  • INCDocs live: please check your holdings data
  • New OUP titles: MARC records now available
  • NICE Framework: submitting your feedback
  • Research repositories and grey literature: what does user research tell us?
  • Measuring success: how did we do on high level metrics for 2022-23?
  • Royal Marsden Manual: upcoming training from Wiley
  • Funded places at UKeIG workshops: final call
  • NHS Knowledge and Library Hub: known issues and enhancements


18 April 2023


  • 18 additional titles added to the national OUP collection 

  • Now even more important for NHS Knowledge Hub users to login when they start

  • Hurry: Funded places at UKeIG workshops

  • Promoting use of your Athens authenticated resources: come along to our Q&A

  • HLISD refreshed for spring

  • Royal Marsden Manual on the NHS Knowledge Hub

  • International Journal of Advancing Practice

  • Are you making the most of Trip Pro?

  • New on the promotional resources workspace

  • New arrangements for Link Resolver support

  • New National Core Content collection procurement update

  • Cochrane Library updates

  • NIHR Evidence Collection: Supporting the physical health of people with severe mental illness

  • Wessex Classification Scheme: volunteers welcome

  • NHS Knowledge and Library Hub: known issues and enhancements



Page last reviewed: 18 January 2022