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There are currently three briefings published:

General Update

Published monthly around the 1st, this briefing covers national and regional initiatives as well as network news.

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Development Opportunities and People News

Published monthly around the 15th, this briefing covers CPD opportunities.

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Resource Discovery Digest

Published every other month around 21st, this briefing covers national and local resource discovery initiatives.

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Editorials

Published 3 times a year: January; May; September, on specific topics.

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Occasionally special editions may be published. If you have any comments or suggestions for items you would like to see included, contact [email protected]

General Update

1 October 2021

Contents:

  • Quality Improvement Outcomes Framework - thank you for your submissions
  • Launching the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub
  • Peer support for expert searchers
  • RefWorks - reference management software for expert searchers
  • Black Lives Matter in Health Libraries. 
  • Short survey of 7 questions to help curate a collection of books and digital content for patients and carers
  • A new HILJClub post live - Global responses of health science librarians to the COVID-19 (Corona virus) pandemic: a desktop analysis
  • Beneficial Changes Network - submissions now open

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1 September 2021

Contents:

  • Embedded Knowledge Sptecialists for Primary and Intergrated Care Training Hubs
  • Knowledge Mobilisation Self-Assessment Tool - Are teams in your organisation using evidence and organisational knowledge effectively?

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2 August 2021

Contents:

  • Health and Care Bill
  • Workforce Planning and Development Survey
  • Call for impact case study review volunteers
  • BMJ BP and Oxford Handbooks: two invaluable resources for new healthcare professionals

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Development Opportunities and People News

15 October 2021

Contents

  • BMJ Best Practice - training for you and your users
  • Resource discovery training
  • Leadership Development Programme for Health Librarians
  • 2021 Knowledge and Library Services Workforce Profiling and Development Needs Survey
  • #KNOWvember21
  • Launch of the HEE Knowledge Mobilisation Self-Assessment Tool, 3 November 2021, 1230 to 1330

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15 September 2021

Contents:

  • Promoting Future Leaders Webinar, 7 October, 17:00
  • Resource Discovery Training
  • NHS OUP Promotional Tool

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15 August 2021

Contents:

  • Welcome to the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub
  • LibKey Training
  • Library Assistant Study Day
  • Core Collection of Medical Books: Are you able to help compile the new 7th edition?
  • Blog posts you may have missed
  • NICE shared decision making guidance, evidence and health literacy

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Resource Discovery Digest

27 September 2021

Contents

  • Resource discovery training
  • NHS Knowledge and Library Hub - what next?
  • New HEE Knowledge and Library Hub service desk 
  • Provider databases - what about end-users?
  • RefWorks
  • Useful digital resources and tips
  • Digital playbooks
  • Emerging technologies

 

23 July 2021

Contents:

  • Welcome
  • LibKey is coming: are you ready?
  • Making the most of OpenAthens data
  • OUP E-Books
  • Saving time maintaining library contact details – the HLISD API 
  • Keeping up with emerging technologies
  • KnowledgeShare: more than just current awareness
  • An NHS Trust first: single sign-on to OpenAthens via ADFS Integration

Editorials

12 October 2021

Contents

  • Streamlining inter-lending and document supply (ILDS) update
  • Joining the 21st Century: OpenAthens and single sign-on
  • Moving away from HDAS - traning now available
  • Informatics Skills Development (ISD) Networks
  • Do you want to know about sustainablity?
  • Reflections from UCL Library and Information Studies students taking the Health Librarianship Module
  • NICE shared decision making guidance: an opportunity for knowledge and library specialists 
  • Levers for change

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25 June 2021

Contents:

  • NHS staff preview of new CILIP Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB)
  • Knowing your Knowledge Mobilisation from your Knowledge Management
  • Progress since the Topol Review
  • Expert search early adopter pilots

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