Statistics

Introduction 

  • NHS Library and Knowledge Services (LKS) staff regularly collect data on their activities.
  • There has been an annual national collection of this data since the 1990s
  • The data is now analysed by staff from HEE Business Intelligence  

National NHS Knowledge and Library Services Activity and Staffing Data 

The Process 

  1. An Annual NHS Library Services Statistical Return is produced in Excel.  It is accompanied by guidance outlining any changes made since the previous collection.  
  2. This is distributed to providers of NHS knowledge and library services
  3. LKS managers return completed Excel spreadsheets to their local HEE LKS lead. 
  4. HEE LKS Leads quality check the returns for incorrect, missing or inconsistent data.  They they may contact you to discuss further.
  5. Data is then analysed by HEE Business Intelligence.  Regional and national reports are produced. 

Contact your local HEE LKS Lead for copies of  earlier returns for your service. 

Forms and notices 

Annual return part 1 – staffing  

Deadline: 30 April 2020 

To be completed based on staffing levels at 2nd March 2020 

Please note:  

  • If you have trouble opening the Excel documents try copying from your downloads folder to your desktop and opening from there
  • Seek assistance from your IT help desk if they are still blocked

Annual return part 2 – activity

Also complete the Activity Log.  A PDF copy is available for reference.

Deadline: 30 October 2020

Please note:  

  • If you have trouble opening the Excel documents try copying from your downloads folder to your desktop and opening from there
  • Seek assistance from your IT help desk if they are still blocked

See also the NHS Library Services Statistics 2020-21 Guidance

The statistical returns, questions and guidance may not be accessible.  Please contact clare.edwards@hee.nhs.uk if you require any of the documents in an accessible format.

Further information 

The statistics toolbox has been created to make it easier for you to get the most out of the data you collect.   It includes this Information:

  • what to collect and how
  • what to do with it
  • tools you can use to record and display the data you collect