Congratulations on your new job. If you have any questions about the information provided below, then please speak to your line manager. You can contact the HEE LKS North team for further information and advice.
One of the HEE team will be in contact to arrange an informal chat in your first month. If you don't hear from someone then don't hesitate to contact us. We hold a virtual meeting once or twice a year to provide a more formal introduction to how HEE works with LKS across the region. You can book onto one of these meetings via the events calendar.
The Structure of the NHS. . .
is always changing. The last major reorganisation took place in April 2013. NHS England has information on understanding the NHS at: https://www.england.nhs.uk/ participation/nhs/
HEE North East and Yorkshire and HEE North West
HEE is responsible for the planning, development, education and training of the healthcare and public health workforce – a remit which includes healthcare library services. HEE operates across seven geographical regions of which HEE North East and Yorkshire and HEE North West are two. A contract called the Learning & Development Agreement (LDA) exists between HEE and each Trust which outlines the requirements of each in respect of education and training. The LDA includes a schedule relating to library and knowledge services (LKS).
Knowledge for Healthcare
Knowledge for Healthcare is the HEE national framework for the development of NHS LKS. The vision underpinning the framework states:
"NHS bodies, their staff, learners, patients and the public use the right knowledge and evidence, at the right time, in the right place, enabling high quality decision-making, learning, research and innovation to achieve excellent healthcare and health improvement."
Useful Resources on the blog include:
Health Library and Information Services directory
#AMillionDecisions is a joint campaign led by the CILIP Health Libraries Group (HLG) and Health Education England’s Library and Knowledge Services (HEELKS) and supported by CILIP (The Library
and Information Association).
Please make sure you sign up for the Northern Email list which all northern LKS staff should be a member of. You can do this at https://lists.libraryservices.nhs.uk/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/northlks
You can find a full list of regional and national email lists at https://www.lksnorth.nhs.uk/usefullinks/mailing-lists/
National: The aim of the Knowledge Services Briefing: Editorial Issue, the Knowledge Services Briefing: General Update and the Knowledge Services Briefing: Development Opportunities and People News is to keep you informed about national and regional initiatives, network news and CPD opportunities.
Northern Lights: Northern Lights is the online blog/magazine by and for the Northern Health Libraries community. It covers new developments, conferences and courses people have been to and helps share good practice and spread fresh ideas. We ask all new staff to write a few lines about themselves for inclusion into Northern Lights. These need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org If you could include a picture that would be great.
Sign up to receive the briefings and Northern Lights at https://www.lksnorth.nhs.uk/newsletters/
Literature Searching Modules
These e-learning modules aim to provide librarians with the knowledge, skills and examples to provide an effective literature search service.
- National LKS site
- Northern Networks site
- LIHNN (Library and Information Health Network North West)
- YOHHLNet (Yorkshire and Humber Health Libraries & Knowledge Network)
- HLN (Health Libraries North East)
- NELL (North East Library Leads)
- Northern Health and Wellbeing Network
CILIP Professional Registration
Professional Registration with CILIP is the perfect way to demonstrate your commitment to your personal development and the profession.
HEE LKS North – June 2020