Libraries unstaffed today for training!

All our libraries are unstaffed this morning for the Library & Knowledge Service Staff Development Forum.

We will be back at the following times:

Audrey Emerton Library, Brighton: 1.45pm

Princess Royal Hospital Library, Haywards Heath: 3.00pm

Mill View Hospital Library, Hove: 2.00pm

You can leave messages for us on 01273 523300 or email and we will get back to you on our return.

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Primary Care matters

We’re very pleased to say that our very own Kevin Burgoyne has a new role in supporting the information needs of Primary Care and CCG staff. Read more about Kevin and his work below:

Kevin“Hello! I’m Kevin, Primary Care Specialist Librarian. Having worked at the Royal Sussex site for the last 10 years, I’ve recently taken on this really interesting role focussed on providing evidence services for Primary Care. I work with the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) at Hove Town Hall, as well as Sussex Community Foundation Trust (SCFT)


“At Hove Town Hall I sit with the Clinical Quality and Patient Safety team, but have been asked for support by different teams within the CCG, such as Medicines Management and Urgent Care, as they seek to be as evidence-based as possible when commissioning services that meet local healthcare needs. Commissioners are usually clinical staff from a variety of backgrounds, used to having heavy demands placed on their time and it is a bustling, meeting-heavy environment. 

“The requests are challenging and often require a different approach to evidence searches carried out for clinicians in the acute sector. I attempt to summarise the evidence I find to make it as accessible as possible for the requesters, and this can require a fair bit of background reading to understand the context, and often just to understand the question!

“I was preceded in post by Inga who blazed the trail for a couple of years, and the job is still evolving. As the local healthcare Trusts and Groups constantly reconfigure and realign, I try to promote Library and Knowledge Services at meetings and events to further our outreach, and ultimately secure ongoing funding for the role.”

You can contact Kevin for help with primary care information on

Using KnowledgeShare to improve your access to evidence

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.

knowledgeshare-imageNow, 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 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 or watch a video explaining more.

Contact Ben Skinner, Head of Library and Knowledge Services, at for more information.