Actually not that kind of DNA at all – but we wanted to get your attention.
Our DNA is the Development Needs Analysis. Cast your mind back to Christmas last year when we asked all health library staff to complete a survey of development needs to help us plan for the flexible, well-trained workforce we need for the future. 758 of you completed the survey. The best response rate we have ever had. Thank you!
The project group leading the DNA has now completed their analysis of your responses and comments and produced their final report. The report has been through the Knowledge for Healthcare Workforce Planning and Development Group and the LKS Leads Group – and has been signed off by both. Phew!
So what next?
Well, there is no point in asking for people to say what they want if we don’t do anything about it. The good news is that lots of the things you have asked for are already in hand:
- the roll out of the mobilising evidence and organisational knowledge resources;
- workshops on delivering information to the public, patients and carers;
- resources on the Learning Zone.
The DNA data has been shared with LKS Leads and their teams to determine what learning opportunities need to be prioritised regionally. LKS Leads are also looking at how to take the DNA forward at a national level and will be publishing a response that looks at the top ten / top nineteen development needs. Watch this space!
Finally, thank you to the project group:
Chair: Workforce Planning and Development Working Group