Sharing the right information Knowledge mobilisation toolkit

Part of the knowledge mobilisation toolkit

Two library professionals leading a meeting
Clinical librarians share the evidence on treating dementia with a multidisciplinary team

Activities, tools, and tips

Communities of practice supporting networks and collaboration spaces

Peer assist - a structured facilitated meeting or workshop where people are invited from other business units to provide their experience, insights and knowledge to a team who have requested help 

Social networking tools - used well, social media can be part of collaborative working and co-production

Social network analysis - a tool which analyses how people work together to solve problems and come up with new ideas.

Knowledge exchange  - this takes place when someone is moving on from their current position. It aims to recover unique and valuable information from them before they leave 

Rapid onboarding - some tools to onboard new starters quickly and efficiently 

Storytelling - the use of stories in organisations as a way of sharing knowledge and helping learning 

Lessons learned 

Before action reviews - information on how to perform a before action review 

After action reviews

Retrospective - a facilitated meeting at the end of a project 

Case studies

Knowledge Café (2016) - created an informal meeting to network and to bring to the surface tacit knowledge 

Espresso Café (2016) - shorter version of the Knowledge Café  

Yammer at North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) (2016) - the setting up of an online research forum for those studying part time while they work within the NHS  

Lunch & Learn (2016) - implementation of short and informal lunchtime talks 

Randomised Coffee Trials (2019) - a form of Lunch and Learn pairing different healthcare professionals  

KnowledgeShare (2016) - an online tool to disseminate individualised research articles and resources to staff 

“Psychiatry Papers” bulletin (2016) - a bulletin of articles and papers recently read by consultants  

Innovation forum (2016) - a forum at which staff of any profession or grade could present their innovations to a panel of senior decision-makers who would select the best ideas to take forward 

Poster Exhibition (2017) - all staff were invited to create a poster which could demonstrate the work of their department, a particular project, or an area of good practice which would give both staff and patients an opportunity to see the diversity of work which goes on within the organisation 

Page last reviewed: 16 June 2021