About finding the most accurate and up to date information
The first step of the knowledge mobilisation toolkit.
Activities, tools and tips
Meeting the information needs of patients - Self-assessment using a river diagram to enable an organisation to identify its own strengths and weakness
Knowledge harvesting - packaging information on a specific role before a move or transfer
Knowledge retention and transfer - to make sure knowledge is not lost when a staff member leaves or moves position
Knowledge assets those parts of an organization’s intangible assets that relate specifically to knowledge, such as know-how, best practice, intellectual property
Elicitation interviews - 1:1 with line manager or other appropriate colleague on specific area of knowledge to draw out tacit knowledge (what’s in your head)
And here are some case studies about the creation of repositories, revalidation guides, and resources to help with finding the right information
Smartphone apps and access to key clinical information (2017) - provided junior doctors with access to the latest key clinical information
V-care online learning portal (2017) - developed an online learning portal called V-Care to support the learning of busy nurses
Nurse revalidation (2016) - created a knowledge guide which provided resources linked to the nurse revalidation Intranet pages
Armed Forces champions resource (2017) - created a suite of resources that the North West Armed Forces Champions Network could download and use
Dissertations into Practice (2016) - created a repository of dissertations as a resource
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) Evidence Hub – online portal (2016) - created an online portal, the ‘ELHT Evidence Hub’ with core resources for clinical specialties to give access to evidence-based information
Library book of revalidation (2016) - pulls together revalidation resources initially compiled for a popular display
Knowledge harvest in practice (2019) - designed questions "to help an organisation understand and record the knowledge and experience of people” (KM Toolkit)
Obstetrics & Gynaecology database (2016) - set up an intranet site with all existing local guidelines and protocols.
Emergency medicine handbook app (2016) - converted the Emergency Medicine Handbook into an app.
AMBER – The Ambulance Research Repository (2019) - details the creation of AMBER, the ambulance research repository
Page last reviewed: 16 June 2021