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Knowledge for Healthcare CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Programme

The Knowledge for Healthcare CPD group have published a brief overview of the programme for 2019-20. During the last year there were over 90 CPD events taking place across England. Some of these were organised at a national level whilst others were provided regionally. The events covered a wide range of topics as illustrated below.

Feedback from events was positive and provided evidence that all levels of staff were participating in the programme.

Plans for 2020-21

The CPD group were planning the programme for 2020-21 when COVID-19 struck. In response to this they provided a variety of virtual courses on critical appraisal, resilience, supporting staff, facilitating virtual meetings, and delivering virtual training.

As things begin to settle down the CPD group is now working on the programme for the remainder of the year. Using information from the 2019 Development Needs Survey, the group is planning events around topics including emerging technologies, literature searching and information retrieval, and equality, diversity and inclusion.

A virtual library assistant study day is planned for the autumn and a nine-month Senior Leadership course is currently being finalised. This will run virtually and will start in October 2020. Places on this will be advertised in the next few weeks via the lksmanagersengland@libraryservices.nhs.uk mailing list and the Knowledge Service Briefings

Work is under way on how to raise awareness of self-directed learning materials for the workforce. The move to a new website will provide an opportunity to review and refresh the Learning Zone . The group is  currently considering the best way forward for this resource.

If you have any questions or suggestions for development activities, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the group.

CPD Contacts

Holly Case Wyatt – HEE London and HEE South East (Kent, Surrey and Sussex)
Sarah Lewis –  HEE South West and HEE South East (Thames Valley and Wessex)
Catherine McLaren – HEE East of England and HEE Midlands
Gil Young –  HEE North East and Yorkshire and HEE North West

The Knowledge for Healthcare CPD Group
July 2020

Development Needs Analysis 2019

Help us plan our future CPD programme for you – the 2019 Library and Knowledge Services Development Needs Analysis Survey is now live and can be accessed by clicking here.  We need every member of the library and knowledge services team to complete it.

The survey runs until 30th November 2019.

Tell us what your development needs are and how you would prefer those needs to be met.

The 2017 Development Needs analysis was a great success with a record number of respondents (758). Crucially it created a rich data-set that allowed Health Education England to support your development at local, regional and national levels We ran a whole range of courses including measuring value and impact, and synthesising and summarising evidence.

Just to emphasise – we need everyone to complete the 2019 survey so that we can plan programmes over the next two years. We look forward to seeing what you say.

Many thanks

David Stewart

Lead for Workforce Planning and Development

Update from HEE LKS Leads

A few points of feedback for LKS managers and teams from the meeting of the HEE Library and Knowledge Service Leads Group on 26 February:

  • Developing and making the case for an equitable funding model for NHS LKS is a current high priority. We hope to be able to engage with Trusts on our proposals during this year.
  • With the Department of Health, we are currently negotiating extension of the CLA Licence Plus for the NHS in England for a further five years from April 2018.
  • With NICE, we are progressing re-procurement of a new national core content collection from April 2019, and also exploring options for extended collaborative purchasing of e-resources. Our thinking informed by feedback from the 90% plus LKS teams who responded to our survey and provided information about local investment in e-resources – thank you!
  • Work continues on development of the new national LKS quality assurance process, which will feature a much reduced number of quality standards with associated evidence requirements, and graded levels of attainment. The process will be piloted by a small number of LKS this year.
  • Building on the work to date within the Knowledge for Healthcare Public and Patient Information work stream, it has been agreed that the role of health librarians in supporting health literacy will be the focus of this work stream for the next two years. A blog post about this will follow shortly.
  • The Workforce Planning and Development work stream has identified CPD priorities for the LKS workforce for the next two years, drawing on feedback from recent development needs analyses and a review of strategic priorities. Meanwhile, we are submitting a response about the healthcare LKS workforce to the consultation on ‘Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future’ (the draft national workforce strategy for health and care for England to 2027).
  • Three more STEP literature searching e-learning modules are now available, and a new set of knowledge management e-learning modules are in development, with the design of the knowledge management postcards being refreshed to match.
  • More #AMillionDecisions social media cards are being created, featuring quotes about the role of library knowledge specialists from senior national NHS leads. An HEE LKS presence at June’s NHS Confederation Conference will provide a further opportunity for high level advocacy, and we are delighted that a number of Knowledge for Healthcare-related papers have been accepted for this year’s HLG and EAHIL conferences.

If you have comments or queries relating to this bulletin, please contact your HEE LKS Lead.