Knowledge Services Briefings

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

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There are currently two briefings published:

Knowledge for Healthcare Briefing

Published weekly each Tuesday except for the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

This briefing covers national and regional initiatives, CPD 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 every 3rd Tuesday of the month.  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.

Knowledge for Healthcare Briefing

24 May 2022

Contents

  • Do you want new or more NHS Knowledge and Library Hub/BMJ Best Practice Banners? 
  • FutureNHS workspace: new promotional resources posted
  • Vital resources for nurses and mental health practitioners:  now even more widely available
  • Workforce survey response: professional development priorities for 2022-23
  • Your chance to book on the CILIP Wednesday Webinar:   "Managing the cost-of-living increases", 29 June 2022
  • Managers' network meeting slides May 2022

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10 May 2022

Contents

  • Briefing session: Informatics Skills Development Networks
  • Express your interest in a Clinical Data Science Programme
  • Reminder of the HLG 75th anniversary and #AMillionDecisions poster competition
  • The Big Conversation
  • Royal Marsden Manual and Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines Resources
  • Health Information Week 2022, #HIW2022, will be here before you know it!

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3 May 2022

Contents

  • Thriving in your career - a FREE face-to-face event for BAME colleagues and students
  • Explore the latest updates to the Oxford Textbook of Medicine
  • Knowledge Pool Issue 136 out now

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Resource Discovery Digest

17 May 2022

Contents

  • LibKey Nomad: is your Trust missing out? Approaches to try
  • Hub Ask-A-Librarian emails: are yours reaching you? Please check
  • What do users need from e-books in the NHS? Short survey to circulate please
  • Knowledge for Healthcare Resource Discovery priorities 2022-23
  • National Grey Literature Collection: call for reference group members
  • Reminder: single spreadsheet of library network holdings for inter-library document supply
  • Health and care data: the best places to look
  • Easy access to research for all: NIHR Evidence
  • Introducing our new Service Support Advisors: Jade Brunt and Ella Hale
  • Promotional banners: another chance if you missed out

  • Knowledge and Library Hub: known issues and enhancements
  • Events and training: Resource Discovery Master Classes 

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19 April 2022

Contents

  • All KLS promotional resources now in one place
  • Google Scholar links to full-text: please test and promote
  • Are you on the Content List? 
  • Boolean operators in the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub
  • LibKey Links in provider databases
  • Updates to the Hub’s generic article request form
  • Updates from Third Iron on LibKey and BrowZine
  • Copyright fee paid articles from Reprints Desk
  • Keeping your repository legal
  • NIHR research collection on End of Life Care
  • NHS Knowledge and Library Hub - known issues and enhancements 
  • Events and Training

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15 March 2022

Contents

  • Is your team ready for the end of March?
  • Improving access to print journals via the Hub
  • Key sources of grey literature
  • Resources for training end-users on provider interfaces
  • Medline links from the Hub
  • Promotional banners on their way
  • CISSWeb for tracking evidence searches
  • Learning from implementation of the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub
  • Events and training
  • Vacancies which may be of interest

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