Knowledge Services Briefings

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 weekly each Tuesday except for the third 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 on the third 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.

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Knowledge for Healthcare Briefing

24 January 2023

Contents

  • NHS Knowledge and Library Hub refresh campaign
  • Integrated Care Boards: make your case for investing in knowledge and library services
  • #KNOWvember22 update
  • #KNOWvember23: get involved
  • gadget show gifts now available
  • new promotional assets and resources
  • new report: the role of knowledge and library services supporting learning health systems
  • impact case studies

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10 January 2023

Contents

  • Accent booking system: register now to book CPD activities
  • for Bands 2 to 4: bursaries available for CILIP-accredited courses
  • Knowledge for Healthcare Learning Academy bursaries available

  • new PGCert in Clinical Data Science: funded places available
  • new UK eInformation Group courses: funded places available
  • get involved: Sustainability in NHS Knowledge and Library Services Community of Practice
  • Health Literacy and Patient Information Ideas Bank: share your case studies
  • contribute to the development of a digital education strategy
  • new year, a new start?  Consider using the Before Action Review
  • NIHR Evidence: plain language summaries of research
  • Learning Academy accreditation

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13 December 2022

Contents

  • understand the basics of critical appraisal
  • one year on: promoting the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub

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Resource Discovery Digest

17 January 2023

Contents

  • reminder: core content survey and local procurement audit
  • are your Ask-a-Librarian messages getting through?
  • NHS Knowledge and Library Hub refresh campaign kicks off w/c 23 January
  • INCDocs: new tool to help with ILL document sourcing and supply
  • LibKey Nomad: tips from high increase libraries
  • how to raise a ticket with the Knowledge Hub Service Desk
  • NHS Knowledge and Library Hub: known issues and enhancements

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20 December 2022

Contents

  • new OpenAthens password requirements
  • RefWorks: new deduplication feature and further training
  • full-text journal collections in EBSCOadmin: check you have the correct set up
  • VLeBooks database index: time to switch off?
  • Royal Marsden Manual and Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines now more visible
  • LibKey linking: our progress with BMJ, your good examples?
  • now search the NHS Knowledge Hub straight from library.nhs.uk
  • the Gadget Show: ideas for KLS in the digital world
  • introducing the Library of People padlet
  • informing National Core Content procurement: look out for the local e-resources audit and KLS survey
  • new Evidence Collection from NIHR: Women’s health: why do women feel unheard?
  • digital technologies in health and care education: have your say
  • NHS Knowledge and Library Hub: known issues and enhancements

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15 November 2022

Contents

  • next steps for the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub
  • BMJ Best Practice: Comorbidities Manager, book marking and more

  • obtaining stats for local usage of national resources

  • Third Iron usage stats now more revealing

  • e-resource usage stats: 2023 webinar dates

  • EBSCO Admin and HLM refresher training in December
  • Oxford Academic platform training: recording now available

  • Stahl Online: pricing for NHS trusts

  • Wessex Classification Scheme gets a refresh

  • NIHR Evidence Review: antidepressants for children and teenagers

  • NHS Knowledge and Library Hub: known issues and enhancements

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