As we celebrate Libraries Week 8th – 13th October 2018, we take another look at the innovative work of our health Library and Knowledge Services through the lens of this year’s top ten Sally Hernando Innovation Award entries. The winners were announced earlier in the year at Health Libraries Group Conference in Keele:
1st Place “Lean method, live update- real-time librarian support for evidence-based practice in radiotherapy clinical protocols” submitted by Carol-Ann Regan – Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Details the work of a clinical librarian introducing a new method for updating radiotherapy (RT) clinical protocols to the latest evidence in a time efficient way.
2nd Place “Evidence Bites: Patient Safety Evidence Summaries” submitted by Victoria Treadway – Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The Library & Knowledge Service produces evidence summaries following the weekly Trust-wide Safety Summit which are disseminated across the organisation.
3rd Place “Understanding the Person: Insights into the Patient Experience” submitted by Kaye Bagshaw – Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Explores the work of the Newcomb Library in collecting books to facilitate understanding of patients, carers, service users and caregivers by healthcare staff.
Other entries from the top ten, in no particular order, are:
- Dismantling the silos – Sharing and celebrating good practice @ RJAHsubmitted by Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Hosting a Randomised Chocolate Trialsubmitted by Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Linking with nursing teamssubmitted by Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- National Awareness Weeks web pagessubmitted by Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
- Patient Information Specialist Librariansubmitted by Brighton and Sussex NHS Library and Knowledge Service
- SBAR clinical communication model for the evidence requestsubmitted by Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
- Working Lunch: join the conversationsubmitted by The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Why not use this Libraries Week as an opportunity to explore these pieces of work and reflect on whether they might contain elements which may be relevant to your local work?