Mobilising evidence and knowledge is a priority work stream for Knowledge for Healthcare. Lots of work has taken place across the country to develop the confidence and skills of the LKS workforce to facilitate the use of knowledge mobilisation tools and techniques within their organisations. Our aim is that this in turn, will lead to greater use of knowledge mobilisation tools by healthcare staff to share their knowledge and learning to improve productivity and the quality of care.
To celebrate this work and demonstrate the expertise and commitment to knowledge mobilisation within NHS Library and Knowledge Services, we encouraged colleagues across the regions to submit a range of abstracts to be presented as either lightening talks, workshops or market place stalls at the UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum Event in March 2018 http://knowledgemobilisation.net/.
The UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum was established in 2014 and as the website explains it is an annual event:
“for all those with a passion for ensuring that knowledge makes a positive difference to society. The Forum brings together practitioners, researchers, students, administrators and public representatives who are engaged in the art and science of sharing knowledge and ensuring that it can be used. The Forum is designed as a space for learning and reflection, providing an opportunity for sharing knowledge, experiences and methods and access to some of the most up to date thinking and practice in the field.”
Three of the six submissions that were put forward have been accepted:
- Victoria Treadway/Tracey Pratchett: Exploring barriers to translating research into practice: a fishbowl conversation workshop
- Susan Smith: Randomised Coffee Trials as a pre-conference conversation starter
- Alison Day: Building confidence to mobilise knowledge in the health service marketplace to showcase cascade training materials and new e-learning modules
Delegates are attending with support from their regional lead. Networking with other attendees and seeking feedback about our initiatives will help to inform future developments for the Mobilising Evidence and Knowledge work stream.
Alison Day, Knowledge for Healthcare Project Manager, Mobilising Evidence and Knowledge Work Stream