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Happy KNOWvember19

Don’t forget to use the month of November as your opportunity to showcase all that you do to mobilise evidence and knowledge. Have you held a Randomised Coffee Trial, contributed to keeping guidelines updated, organised a Peer Assist or held a Retrospect? Share what you have been doing, or plan to do, with your organisation and colleagues via social media using the hashtag KNOWvember2019.

Share your story

Jason, winner of a copy of the KM Cookbook, replied to the earlier post explaining how his team have run After Action Reviews to review eLearning sessions for F1 doctors.

Lola and Lisa are busy preparing their third and fourth rounds of Randomised Coffee Trials for their organisations. Feedback to date has been positive:

Susan has been busy planing several knowledge mobilisation activities including launching a systems leadership community of practice and supporting “live event” video capture and dissemination, including sharing the CEO Team Briefs.

Sarah has been holding knowledge cafes for her organisation – see what her Deputy Director of Strategy, Daniel Leveson has to say about taking part in a knowledge cafe

Find out what other teams have done by checking out the KM Stories and consider submitting your own.

6 ways to refresh your own knowledge in November

  1. Find out how the knowledge mobilisation framework can support workforce development by watching this HEE STAR TV episode featuring Louise Goswami.

2. Take a look at the new techniques added to the NHS Knowledge Mobilisation Framework postcard set

3. Take a lunch and learn session by watching one of our four new bite-sized introductions to knowledge mobilisation techniques and consider how you can use your existing enquiries to introduce some knowledge mobilisation techniques in your organisation

4. Get inspired by what someone else has done – read a knowledge management story

5. Join the KM community of practice or if you are already a member post a question or share something you have been doing

6. Take part in the #ukmedlibs Twitter Chat Tuesday 19th November, 12:30 – 13:30 with special guest Denise Carter, Chair of the CILIP Knowledge & Information Management Specialist Interest Group. This will be a great opportunity to find out more about working in a different sector, ask questions about CILIP’s Knowledge Management Chartership process and discuss the ISO Knowledge Management Standard.

So, please enjoy KNOWvember19 and don’t forget to share what you are doing.

The Mobilising Evidence and Knowledge Group

Knowvember19 – How to get involved.

Our preparations are underway to showcase all the work you are doing to mobilise evidence and knowledge in your organisations.  Building upon the success of Knowvember18 and your helpful feedback we are asking you to share with your organisations the work you have been doing throughout the year, or have planned for next year,  relating to mobilising evidence and knowledge. 

Perhaps you are setting up a repository, are managing website content, are running randomised coffee trials or have shared the NHS Knowledge Mobilisation Framework e-learning and postcards with some colleagues – now is your time to collectively shout about this work.

How you can get involved?

  • Tell us about what you have been up to since Knowvember18 – take 2 minutes to Leave a Comment at the end of this post and share your activities – what has worked and what could have been better –all replies received before the 30th October will be entered into a draw to win a copy of the recently published KM Cookbook and be featured during November. 
  • If you are on social media then share what you have been doing using #Knowvember19
  • Share your lessons learnt about making time for KM by sending a message to the Community of Practice for Knowledge Management
  • Take part in the Twitter #ukmedlibs chat on the 19th November at 12:30
  • Add your story to the KM story bank by completing and submitting the template here
  • Use the self assessment tool with your team to see how well you are using evidence and knowledge as a team
  • Gather an impact case study about your knowledge mobilisation activities and send to the national database
  • Watch the weekly pre-recorded webinars featuring an aspect of knowledge mobilisation throughout November
  • Plan some mobilising evidence and knowledge activities to run throughout 2020 and tell us about them either on Twitter or on the Community of Practice Discussion List

Where can I get more ideas or information?

There are loads of ideas and examples on the Knowledge Management Toolkit and you can see what people did in Knowvember18 by looking at the wall of pledges.  You can use the Community of Practice to share ideas and ask for help.  If you have not yet had a chance to use the NHS Knowledge Mobilisation Framework  e-learning then this is a great time to pay a visit.  This suite of 11 E-Learning modules featuring each technique is free to access via the e-learning for healthcare platform.  Each module briefly introduces each technique – highlighting benefits, providing  a quick overview of how to do the technique and inviting participants to have a go either by completing a short activity or by planning use of the technique in a real life situation.  There are additional resources that can be found linked from the e-learning and on the Learning Zone hosted on the Knowledge for Healthcare Blog.

Further information about Knowvember is available on the Knowledge for Healthcare Blog Page.

Making the most of #AMillionDecisions

Focusing on #AMillionDecisions, our joint ongoing initiative, Sue Lacey Bryant, and Louise Goswami from Health Education England met with Sarah Hennessy and Imrana Ghumra, the co-chairs of CILIP Health Libraries Group on the 4th March 2019.

As we reported back in June, at 70 for #NHS70, #AMillionDecisionshas been successful at raising our profile. The campaign has:

  • changed outdated perceptions
  • articulated to employers that our role is business critical
  • opened doors to senior decision makers
  • expressed a common purpose that all librarians can get behind
  • improved our skills as advocates
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So what can you do?

As previously reported we have seen amazing promotional work around the country. There is a lot you can continue to do at a local level to use #AMillionDecisions to promote the impact of your service:

  1. Collect endorsements from your own leaders and local champions.
    Use the social card template and, with their permission, display prominently across your organisations and on social media
  2. Continue to collect examples of your impact and submit your case studies to the Knowledge for Healthcare Blog. Use the impact case study vignette template to create your own vignettes and remember to publicise them using #AMillionDecisions – you may also like to include the following #HEELKS @CILIPinfo @CILIPHLG @NHS_HealthEdEng
  3. Continue to use the hashtag in your social media posts
  4. Check your #AMillionDecisions e-mail signature is still working. You may wish to add the additional text: Librarians and knowledge specialists bring the evidence to inform over a million decisions a day across healthcare
  5. Share key messages from the initiative within your organisations, visit the For Employers page for further information

For further information please contact your regional library lead.