NHS Knowledge Mobilisation Framework

A tool to assess the knowledge held by a team in each stage of a project

What is the Knowledge Mobilisation Framework? 

Learning before techniques help people to consider who might have done this before.

Learning during encourages people to reflect about what they have learnt so far and whether they are on track.  They also create opportunities to exchange knowledge and know-how.    

Learning after techniques consider: 

  • what has been achieved 

  • how it was delivered 

  • what went well and what not so well 

  • how this can be captured and used by others doing similar work

Knowledge Mobilisation Framework
Image of the different tools included in the knowledge mobilisation framework, divided into sections depending on when the learning takes place

How to use the postcards and e-learning  

A suite of e-learning modules  and associated postcards have been developed to introduce knowledge mobilisation.  

The cards and e-learning can be used in lots of ways.  Here are a few suggestions: 

  • Use the postcards in your own team meetings to reflect and plan activities  

  • Share the postcards with teams in your organisations 

  • Have your organisational development, transformation, programme management or education, training and development departments got copies?  

  • Share the postcards in leadership development sessions  

  • Use a single technique, or a mash-up of several 

  • Facilitate a learning activity for a group of people in your organisation  

  • Use the tips in the e-learning to introduce a community of practice or manage some knowledge assets  

  • Keep a set at the enquiry desk or on your website to promote techniques when answering queries  

Why use the Framework? 

These simple techniques help people learn before, during and after everything they do. This ensures that good practice can be replicated and pitfalls avoided. 

“I would recommend everyone learns about the After- Action Review. It has changed my staff meetings and significant-event analyses, the non-judgemental approach supporting a no blame culture – not bad for 4 simple questions I learnt in under 20 mins” 

Dr Farzana Hussain MRCGP, GP of the year 2019, Trainer, Appraiser and Coach 

After action review postcard
Image of people conducting an After Action Review

View the full set of postcards.

To print a set, please download the print-ready files.  

Contact [email protected] for the postcards in an accessible format.

Page last reviewed: 16 June 2021