Delivering Services to Commissioners

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Contacts and Email Lists

Commissioning

Email list for anyone interested in providing LKS support to NHS commissioning. [Last checked 16/4/20]

HLISD

Health Libraries and Information Services Directory – A comprehensive directory of health libraries and information services across the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. [Last checked 16/4/20]

Databases

NHS Evidence Search

Evidence search provides access to selected and authoritative evidence in health, social care and public health. [Last checked 16/4/20]

Trip Medical Database

Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. As well as research evidence we also allow clinicians to search across other content types including images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news. All NHS organisations in England have access to Trip Pro via a subscription funded by Health Education England. [Last checked 16/4/20]

Toolkits

Evidence Works

For those new to finding and using evidence or needing a refresher, the toolkit offers a useful starting point, to help find and access the most relevant evidence and signpost you to more information and specialist help, should you need it.  [Last checked 16/4/20]

Evaluation Works

This evaluation toolkit has primarily been developed for those involved in commissioning and providing health and social care services. The toolkit provides a simple step by step guide to support you to develop appropriate evaluation plans for your service.  [Last checked 16/4/20]

Videos

How does the NHS in England work?

This animation is a whistle-stop tour from The King’s Fund of how the NHS works in 2017 and how it is changing. [Last checked 16/4/20]

Show Me the Evidence

This short video highlights the impact of finding and using evidence, where to look to find it and real world top tips, from commissioners and GP Clinical Evidence Fellows working across the West of England. [Last checked 16/4/20]

Websites 

The Commissioning Handbook For Librarians

A resource specially for NHS LKS staff to help you support commissioners more effectively. [Last checked 16/4/20]

The King’s Fund

The King’s Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. Their vision is that the best possible health and care is available to all. [Last checked 16/4/20]