Read Nick Poole’s blog post on the launch of the Health Education England report Value proposition for librarians and knowledge specialists in health – The gift of time at the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Libraries on 2nd November 2020.
In the blog, Nick describes how the life-changing gift of time shows that employing librarians and evidence specialists delivers both an economic benefit and impacts the healthcare system.
The Sally Hernando Innovation Awards were introduced in 2011. They are awarded every two years.
NHS KLS staff are natural innovators. They constantly improve their products and services to enable NHS staff and learners to provide excellent healthcare.
HEE recognises knowledge and library services (KLS) innovation and innovators through these awards.
Sally Hernando (1957 to 2010) was the Head of Knowledge Management and E-learning at the former NHS South West. She led on many innovative national developments and played a key role in enabling KLS staff to realise their full potential.
Innovation is a “novel” way of providing a service or a product which has not been seen before in NHS knowledge and library services.
For the awards, HEE is interested in new ideas rather than local adoption of best practice from elsewhere within the NHS. We like to see innovations that:
- are implemented and evaluated in terms of success and impact
- are easily replicated or adapted for use in other knowledge and library services
- offer “quick wins” in terms of investment of time, finances and other resources
- have a broad appeal that addresses a widespread need or requirement
Judging the Sally Hernando Innovation Awards
- From a shortlist of 10 entries, Maria J. Grant (Editor-in-Chief of CILIP’s Health Libraries Group Health Information & Libraries Journal) chooses the 3 winners.
- The winning innovations will be of interest to the wider profession and have an actual or potential organisational benefit.
- The winners receive a funded place at Health Libraries Group (or equivalent) conference to promote their innovations.
The Sally Hernando Innovation Awards winners
What is this resource?
This resource has been created in response to the demand from colleagues who have experienced difficulties in putting together a good impact case study.
The resource consists of:
- series of examples of impact case studies
- the checklist used by our regional impact reviewers
- an audio-video file exploring each case study in turn
How to use the resource
We recommend that you first download the example impact case studies and the review form and work through the case studies yourself using the checklist.
For each case study determine whether you think it meets the three core criteria and the additional criteria identified on the checklist.
Then view the presentation and compare our views to your findings.
If you are unable to access YouTube within your organisation a copy of the presentation is available and can be viewed alongside the narrative above.