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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

Development Needs Analysis Launched – Deadline Extended to 27 January 2017

Knowledge for Healthcare is shaping the future of health library and knowledge services. Approval of the NHS Library and Knowledge Services in England policy underlines HEE’s commitment to ensuring the development of proactive knowledge services to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving NHS workforce.   We must make sure that the healthcare library and knowledge workforce develops at the same pace so our own development needs must be identified and met.

Combined with the launch of the PKSB for the Health in summer 2016, our professional development is at the fore like never before.

With that in mind, we are very pleased to invite you to complete this survey.

Previous surveys have shown us what your development needs are. This time we want to take it to the next level, giving you the opportunity to set out not only your priorities, but also which particular aspects are most important to you and also how you prefer to learn.

Your input will help shape the direction of professional development across England and your region.  It will also help you to identify your development needs, reflect on how you like to learn and review your personal development plan.

The survey should take approximately 20 minutes and can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KfHTrainingSurvey

The survey closes on Friday 27th January 2017 

If you have any questions, queries or comments please contact us via KfHTNA@gmail.com

Development Needs Analysis Project Group,

Knowledge for Healthcare Leadership Development Programme Participants 2016/17

Abi Alayo: Abimbola.Alayo@bhamcommunity.nhs.uk
Katy Oak: k.oak@nhs.net
Lisa McLaren: lisa.mclaren@bridgewater.nhs.uk
Michael Cook: michael.cook@bolton.gov.uk
Sarah Hennessey: Sarah.Hennessy@swyt.nhs.uk
Uma Devalapalli: Uma.Devalapalli@chelwest.nhs.uk

 

David Stewart
Chair
Knowledge for Healthcare Workforce Planning and Development Working Group

Who’s afraid of the big bad app…….

Not library staff……they are extremely keen to learn about them, to learn how to exploit them, to support others in using them – this is just one of priorities identified from the training needs analysis survey by the National Training Programme (NTP) Task and Finish Group.

The purpose of the NTP group is to identify training needs to underpin the competencies required of library staff and also to identify priorities for their developmental needs.  The group has representation from professional and paraprofessional staff and from areas across the country.

There are two main objectives for the group.  The first is to develop a curriculum for a national training program which will equip staff with the competencies to meet their current roles and to develop their skills to meet the changing needs of the NHS.

Design and delivery of a biannual survey of development needs is the second main task of the group.  This survey will be used to retrospectively identify training priorities, as well as identifying the prospective training needs of NHS library staff.  These priorities will also be reflected in the national curriculum.

A training needs survey was conducted earlier this year and Apps were the most frequently requested development need identified by bands 3 & 4, bands 5 & 6  and were in the top 5 for bands 7 and upwards.  Clearly “Apps” are a priority but further work needs to be done to address what library staff want to know, the variation between regions and even Trusts, and how it should be delivered.

If only there was “an app for that”….

If you have any questions, comments or ideas, please contact us via the group chair, hugh.hanchard@stees.nhs.uk

Members of the group

Pauline Blagden, Katherine France, Hugh Hanchard (Chair), John Loy, Janet Sampson, Gail Samuel