Speed up your access to evidence!

The Library and Knowledge Service offers a variety of services to help implement evidence in practice.

  • We find evidence to answer your specific clinical or managerial questions.
  • We run teaching to refresh your skills in finding, evaluating and managing healthcare research.
  • We send you short updates on the latest publications in your field.

Now all of these services can be accessed more easily via our KnowledgeShare website.

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Logging in allows you to update your professional interests and receive email updates on the latest research, request an evidence search, see previous search requests, book onto or cancel attendance at teaching, and download certificates of attendance.

You can also connect with other members of KnowledgeShare across the country to collaborate and share knowledge.

Log in at www.knowledgeshare.nhs.uk with an NHS OpenAthens password (register first if you don’t have one already) or contact us to find out more.


Support for managers

Here’s just a selection of the rich resources to support Managers. Explore our full range via our website: https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/library/

NHS OpenAthens password required; register here: http://openathens.nice.org.uk/


effective leadership

Sullivan E J.  Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing.  9th ed. 2018




Clinical leadership


Stanley D. Clinical Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare: Values into Action. 2nd ed 2017


leadership for eb innovation


Davidson S. Leadership for evidence-based innovation in nursing and health professions. 2017



abc of clinical leadership

Swanwick T.  ABC of clinical leadership.  2nd ed.  2017




healthcare management


Walshe K.  Healthcare management.   3rd ed.  2016



effective leadership a cure


Chaffer D.   Effective leadership: a cure for the NHS?    2016





lean six sigma


Arthur J.  Lean six sigma for hospitals. 2nd ed.  2016





Spurgeon P. Medical leadership: a practical guide for tutors and trainees. 2nd ed. 2016





Finkelman A. Leadership and management for nurses: core competencies for quality care.   3rd ed. 2016




brit jnl healthcare


British Journal of Health Care Management  (BSUH OpenAthens password required)



int jnl health


International Journal of Health Planning and Management  (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)



jnl healthcare risk


Journal of Healthcare Risk Management  (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)





jnl nursing management


 Journal of Nursing Management   (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)



nursing management


 Nursing Management  (BSUH OpenAthens password required)



Evidence searches carried out on Management

We provide evidence to inform patient care, service improvement, research and clinical teaching. Recent searches we’ve provided include:

  • Clinical risk management and positive risk taking
  • Forming and managing integrated teams
  • Compassionate Leadership
  • Leadership in maternity: training, development and support
  • Assessments or surveys examining organisational capability: leadership, safety and culture
  • Barriers to recruitment of Band 4 Assistant Practitioners
  • Best practice in NHS staff appraisal systems

Web and other resources

Better leadership for tomorrow: NHS leadership review Department of Health, 2015

Developing people: improving care  NHS Improvement. This is an evidence-based national framework to guide action on improvement skill-building, leadership development and talent management for people in NHS-funded roles.

NHS Leadership Academy Programmes, toosl and resources for every level of leadership.

Service-line management: an approach to hospital management  Department of Health UK policy, statistics and consultations.


Libraries Week 9 – 14 October

9-14 October is Libraries Week: the annual showcase of all the creative, innovative and diverse activities that UK libraries have to offer.

We’ll be tweeting events that are runningLibraries week 2017 in other libraries throughout the week but why not take some time to explore our Brighton and Sussex NHS Library and Knowledge Service?

*Did you know:

581 in-depth reports on the latest evidence for patient care and service improvement were carried out by our librarians to inform health professionals

2,343 clinicians and managers have signed up to our targeted email updates on new evidence and key developments

3,800 clinicians and managers receive our KnowledgeShare Alert Bulletins on health management and governance

271 information skills teaching sessions were delivered to staff, trainees and students by our library teams, covering finding quality health information, using EndNote, critically appraising the literature, reflective writing and using twitter professionally.

3,151 journal articles were obtained for our members on request by our Document Delivery team

23,225 books were loaned or renewed

15,862 ebooks were accessed

81,410 health promotion leaflets were distributed to local schools, GP practices, charities and hospital wards

1,224 journal titles were purchased covering a diverse range of specialties

Contact us or drop into one of our libraries to see for yourself.

*Taken from Brighton and Sussex NHS Library and Knowledge Service Annual Report 2016-2017 https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/library/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2017/08/Annual-Report-2016-17.pdf

Farewell Archana!

This month we bid farewell to Archana Deshmukh, our Assistant Librarian who has taken on an exciting new post as Health Education England Librarian.

Archana was based predominantly at PRH and was known to many of our members for her excellent work in teaching information skills, administering OpenAthens accounts and carrying out Evidence searches.

We have enjoyed working with Archana and wish her all the very best in her new role.

“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”

We couldn’t agree more with B. B. King so we’re delighted to release our teaching programme for this autumn.

Here are just some of the skills we would love to share with you:

See our website for details, dates and booking, or contact us for more information.

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