About the Resource Discovery workstream

Our focus is to give NHS staff quick and easy access to relevant digital resources at the point of need, and minimise the time library staff spend managing resources and systems.

The workstream is led by Helen Bingham and Lucy Reid.

See the timeline of current resource discovery elements from April 2022-March 2023.

Members of the team

Helen Bingham, Head of Knowledge and Library Services [Resource Discovery].

Lucy Reid, Deputy Head of Knowledge and Library Services [Resource Discovery].

Alan Fricker, Knowledge and Library Hub Manager.

Richard Bridgen, Knowledge and Library Services Development Manager [Resource Discovery], East of England and the Midlands.

Hélène Gorring, Knowledge and Library Services Development Manager [Resource Discovery], London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Jenny Toller, Knowledge and Library Services Development Manager [Resource Discovery], South.

Becky Williams, Knowledge and Library Services Development Manager [Resource Discovery], North.

Fran Wilkie, Service Support Manager.

Jade Brunt, Service Support Advisor.

Ella Hale, Service Support Advisor.

Sarah Barry, Programme Support Manager [Resource Discovery].

Contact the team on [email protected].

Strategy

The resource discovery strategy may be found on pages 39-40 of Knowledge for Healthcare 2021-6 to see the workstream's strategy and driver diagram.

The driver diagram is also available in an accessible format.

A video on the Knowledge for Healthcare Framework 2021-6 and the Resource Discovery workstream.  It is narrated by Helen Bingham and was recorded in May 2021.

KfH and Resource Discovery

An introduction to the Knowledge for Healthcare Framework 2021-6 and Resource Discovery with Helen Bingham.

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Media last reviewed: 5 September 2022

Governance

Resource Discovery Reference Group

The HEE Resource Discovery Team take advice from a wider reference group, whose membership includes NHS librarians, an HEI librarian, and colleagues from NICE.

Role

The role if the group is to:

  • ensure workstream planning and activity reflects the principles and values of Knowledge for Healthcare, and existing and emerging end-user and library staff needs
  • put in place processes to effectively capture and understand end-user and library needs.
  • ensure resource discovery and delivery activity at regional and local levels aligns and integrates with national strategy.
  • identify trends and developments.
  • identify and manage barriers and risks.
  • ensure effective communication and engagement.
  • promote resources, systems and work stream outputs.
  • identify and exploit opportunities for partnership working.

See the reference group’s terms of reference and minutes from previous meetings.

Contact the Knowledge for Healthcare team on [email protected] for any of the group's documents in an accessible format.

Membership

Stephen Ayre, Sarah Lanney and Gary Meades [KLS Managers] - East of England and the Midlands.

Kaye Bagshaw, Rachel Cooke, Catherine Micklethwaite - London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, and the South West.

Vicky Bramwell, Steve Glover, Helen Swales and Suzanne Wilson [KLS Managers] - North.

William Henderson [Higher Education Institutions].

Helen Bingham [HEE] - Chair.

Lucy Reid, Hélène Gorring, Richard Bridgen, Fran Wilkie, Jenny Toller and Becky Williams [HEE].

Celestine Johnson and Mark Salmon [NICE].

NALROM and SINC

Both of these groups report into the Resource Discovery Reference Group.

NALROM manages the authentication and the National Lnk Resolver.

SINC manages the reciprocal inter-library loan and document supply scheme (INC) for NHS libraries in England.

NICE/HEE MoU monitoring meetings

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) describes the respective responsibilities of the two organisations.  It includes Key Performance Indicators.  MoU monitoring meetings are held every quarter.

Page last reviewed: 5 September 2022