Category Archives: Quality and Impact

Day 5 – Outcome 2

This Outcome explores the extent to which organisations are utilising the skills of Library and Knowledge Specialists in providing the evidence base for their decision making

Level 1:  LKS Specialists support management and clinical decision making.  There are plans in place to support one or more teams with their knowledge and evidence needs, or to help capture and share organisational knowledge.

Level 2: LKS Specialists are working with one or more teams to support their knowledge and evidence needs, and are using tools and techniques to mobilise evidence and organisational knowledge to support service delivery in the organisation(s).

Level 3: LKS Specialists are working routinely with senior stakeholders to review and evaluate their requirements.  There is evidence of working with the Board and of some board decisions being influenced by the evidence provided

Level 4: The Board and other senior stakeholders routinely use evidence provided by Library and Knowledge Specialists in their decision making.  There is innovative practice evident in the mobilisation of evidence and knowledge.

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Day 4: Useful tools for Outcome 1

Here are some tools which you may find useful in preparing for Outcome 1

The Outcome 1 Video Podcast

KfH Learning Zone Resources including:

Strategy and Business Planning

Communication Skills

Briefing notes from a training event

Strategic Planning for LKS Professionals

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Day 3 – Outcome 1

This Outcome explores the extent to which library and knowledge specialists are investigating and supporting the evidence needs of the organisation(s) served and are embedded in organisational decision making.   It also assists the organisation to evaluate the level to which they are utilising the abilities of LKS specialists in ensuring organisational decision-making is evidence based.

Level 1:  A board member promotes the service; there is a budget, strategy and implementation plan which stakeholders have contributed to and which reflect organisational and Knowledge for Healthcare priorities.

Level 2: Strategic plans are regularly reviewed and evaluated by both LKS staff and organisational stakeholders.  Examples of changes and improvements made as a result of the review can be demonstrated.

Level 3: Senior stakeholders actively participate in service reviews and the organisation is open to business cases for LKS improvements and developments.  Positive impact can be demonstrated.

Level 4: Champions and advocates routinely promote the LKS, which is embedded in organisational planning  and processes.  The LKS can demonstrate flexibility in responding to changing priorities.

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