We are pleased to announce that the pilot of the new Library and Knowledge Services Standards launched at the beginning of May.
To find out more about the pilot and to view the documentation we have uploaded on to the Knowledge for Healthcare blog the Pilot LKS Quality Improvement Standards documentation and the supporting LKS Quality Improvement Standards Handbook.
Although we are making the documents available they are still currently in pilot form and through testing over the next few months things may change before introduction of the final Standards in 2019.
To provide an overview of the standards a recorded presentation is also available for you to listen to at your convenience. You will need to download this file to your local device before attempting to play.
We will be keeping you up to date on the progress of the pilot via the blog and at local network meetings.
If you have any questions please do add a comment on the blog or send through to the contact details provided below
HEE LKS Quality Improvement Standards Project Group:
||Deputy Head Library and Knowledge Services and Technology Enhanced Learning, Midlands and East
||Deputy Director of Health Library and Knowledge Services, North
||Library and Knowledge Services Manager: Y&H, North
||Library and Knowledge Services Development Lead, London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex
||Knowledge Services Development Lead, South
The statistics project group from this year’s cohort of the HEE/CILIP leadership course would be very grateful if you could spend a few minutes completing our survey. The survey will be used to analyse opinions and help develop a national toolkit to support LKS staff in their use of statistics.
The survey will run until midnight April 30th. All responses will be held in strictest confidence.
Thank you for your time, please direct any questions to Sam Burgess – Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Burgess, Holly Case Wyatt, Kal Dhanda, Dawn Grundy, Catherine Mclaren, and Heather Steele.
Statistics Project Group
HEE/CILIP Leadership course
A few points of feedback for LKS managers and teams from the meeting of the HEE Library and Knowledge Service Leads Group on 26 February:
- Developing and making the case for an equitable funding model for NHS LKS is a current high priority. We hope to be able to engage with Trusts on our proposals during this year.
- With the Department of Health, we are currently negotiating extension of the CLA Licence Plus for the NHS in England for a further five years from April 2018.
- With NICE, we are progressing re-procurement of a new national core content collection from April 2019, and also exploring options for extended collaborative purchasing of e-resources. Our thinking informed by feedback from the 90% plus LKS teams who responded to our survey and provided information about local investment in e-resources – thank you!
- Work continues on development of the new national LKS quality assurance process, which will feature a much reduced number of quality standards with associated evidence requirements, and graded levels of attainment. The process will be piloted by a small number of LKS this year.
- Building on the work to date within the Knowledge for Healthcare Public and Patient Information work stream, it has been agreed that the role of health librarians in supporting health literacy will be the focus of this work stream for the next two years. A blog post about this will follow shortly.
- The Workforce Planning and Development work stream has identified CPD priorities for the LKS workforce for the next two years, drawing on feedback from recent development needs analyses and a review of strategic priorities. Meanwhile, we are submitting a response about the healthcare LKS workforce to the consultation on ‘Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future’ (the draft national workforce strategy for health and care for England to 2027).
- Three more STEP literature searching e-learning modules are now available, and a new set of knowledge management e-learning modules are in development, with the design of the knowledge management postcards being refreshed to match.
- More #AMillionDecisions social media cards are being created, featuring quotes about the role of library knowledge specialists from senior national NHS leads. An HEE LKS presence at June’s NHS Confederation Conference will provide a further opportunity for high level advocacy, and we are delighted that a number of Knowledge for Healthcare-related papers have been accepted for this year’s HLG and EAHIL conferences.
If you have comments or queries relating to this bulletin, please contact your HEE LKS Lead.