Some Examples of Our Impact

Health librarians and knowledge specialists  working closely with staff and organisations within the NHS and wider health sector bring tangible benefits, including savings in time, costs and better operational efficiency. Here are some examples from different NHS Trusts.

The database of Impact Case Studies can be viewed here

Featured Impact Case Studies

First ever study to look at noise reduction on the ward:  librarian instrumental in finding evidence to support successful funding-bid

“The service from the library was invaluable in the preparation of a research bid for funding, which was successful. As a result we have started a research study which will influence service development about how noise can be reduced in a ward setting to improve patient sleep quality. The service from the library was excellent.”

Felicity Astin, Professor of Nursing, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust

Working with:

Helen Curtis, Librarian, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust

£500,000 saved: clinical librarian crucial to success of Nursing Supplies Group

“The Nursing Supplies Group works alongside the Trust’s procurement team to ensure that nursing products bought to deliver patient care are of the highest quality and that a standardised approach is implemented across the trust where possible. The Group considers the research around the clinical efficacy and safety of clinical items available for use and makes recommendations based on clinical and cost effectiveness.

The attendance of clinicians and a clinical librarian at these meetings has been crucial to its success in delivering cost efficient savings to the Trust whilst maintaining quality. Over the years the group as saved the Trust over £500,000 – it wouldn’t have happened without the Library.”

Jim Collins, Head of Procurement & Supplies
and Abby Tierney, Senior Buyer
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Working with:

Tracey L Roberts Cuffin
Head of Library & Knowledge Services
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust