Develop your skills while you work, using the learning opportunities offered by your Library and Knowledge Service.
Join us in learning brand new skills or refreshing your existing ones…from finding quality health information and critically appraising the findings to getting the most out of social media and using technologies in your own teaching.
Sessions take place in our libraries on all sites – book your place at https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/library/information-skills/ and bring your colleagues!
Save yourself time and ensure you are up-to-date on the latest developments in health care by signing up to KnowledgeShare, our current awareness service which is tailored to your interests and emailed to you at intervals of your choosing. It also links you with colleagues in other trusts to enable sharing of research and best practice.
Register for an NHS OpenAthens password to benefit from the online information tools we provide, ranging from point of care decision support, medicines information, health journals and statistics to clinical images, exam preparation and information to give to your patients.
Explore the full range on our website.
Remember we offer great opportunities throughout the year to help you enrich your knowledge. Contact us for more information.
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.
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.
The Brighton and Sussex NHS Library and Knowledge Service Annual Report for 2016-17 has been published. It briefly illustrates some of the ways our work has made an impact on patient care, service improvement, study, research and clinical teaching over the last year.
The report shows how our services were used in comparison to previous years, with many areas showing increased activity in 2016-17. In particular, the number of evidence search requests received, the number of teaching sessions run and the number of articles provided on request at short notice all went up this year.
Usage of the online journals and databases that we purchase remained high, with only books (both print and electronic) showing a significant dip in usage. Full details of activity and resource usage can be found in the report, along with case studies of how we made a difference to local staff and students, and updates on our changing team.
You can also read more about how our two clinical librarians are are contributing to Trust polices, guidelines and workforce planning in an earlier post.
The Library and Knowledge Service has a number of ways to help inform your improvement work, teaching, or research. We can find the latest evidence to answer a specific clinical or managerial question. We’ll refresh your skills in finding and evaluating research. And we can keep you up-to-date in your field with regular evidence updates.
Now, all of these services can be accessed through our new KnowledgeShare system.
All you need to log in is an NHS OpenAthens password (available from www.athens.nhs.uk) and if you have used us in the past you may find that you’re already signed up!
Once logged in you can request a search for evidence, view previous search requests, book onto forthcoming teaching, download certificates of attendance, and tell us your professional interests so we can keep you informed.
Find KnowledgeShare at www.knowledgeshare.nhs.uk or watch a video explaining more.
Contact Ben Skinner, Head of Library and Knowledge Services, at email@example.com for more information.