HCLU Bulletin - Issue 312 - 1 March 2019

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HCLU and Network News

Call for papers - Northern Lights: We are now looking for contributions to our new newsletter Northern Lights. As many of you are aware, the last issue of LIHNNK-UP went out just after Christmas and we will soon be launching its replacement, Northern Lights.

Articles submitted to Northern Lights are going to be published in an online blog that will feature on the new Library Knowledge Services (North) website. This website will also include an online newsletter (Northern Lights), which will be published quarterly and include an editorial linking to articles submitted the previous quarter. In addition, there will be a yearly print publication featuring the best articles submitted that year.

The Northern Lights Editorial Group would like to remind you that Northern Lights is a publication for the whole of the North and we are looking for contributions from staff at all levels. An article in Northern Lights can be used as evidence of professional development and, upon request, a certificate is available to those who contribute an article. Please feel free to start submitting articles to the following address: northernlights@libraryservices.nhs.uk

HLN Chair and Treasurer: Would you like to be involved in arranging CPD opportunities for your local colleagues? In May this year both the Chair (Sarah Abernethy) and Treasurer (Sue Austin) of Health Libraries North are coming to the end of their terms of office. Both the roles give lots of opportunities for meeting colleagues from outside your workplace, planning events and making a positive contribution to healthcare libraries in the north east. Please let Sarah or Naomi Hay-Gibson know if you are interested in taking on one of the posts, or if there’s someone you would like to nominate. And do get in touch with Sarah or Sue if you would like to find out more about what’s involved with the roles.

Next Bulletin: The next bulletin will be published on the 14 March 2019


Knowledge for Healthcare News

Procurement of a national point of care resource: In December, we announced that HEE’s Knowledge for Healthcare Board had approved the purchase of a point of care (PoC) clinical evidence summaries resource for the NHS in England, the aim being to provide equity of access and reduce duplication across the country. The working group included HEE LKS leads, a Trust LKS manager and NICE procurement experts and had input from clinical end users. Due to the short timeframe for this procurement, the NICE Framework Agreement was used to buy an “off the shelf” resource.

Following completion of the process, we can announce that the resource that has been selected is BMJ Best Practice.

BMJ Best Practice will be available to the whole NHS workforce in England (as defined by the NHS OpenAthens eligibility criteria) for three years from 1 April 2019.

  • Access – will be via mobile device, via OpenAthens and a link on the NICE Evidence resources page. You can also make it available via links within intranets/discovery systems, allowing password-free access from work). Full details to follow.
  • Promotion - HEE will be working with BMJ and copywriting experts to create ‘do once and share’ materials to help you promote awareness of BMJ Best Practice to different audiences and as part of your library service offer. We’ll be drawing on experience of library services in the North of England, Scotland and Wales where BMJ Best Practice is already embedded. Watch this space!
  • Training and support – we’ll work with BMJ to provide a range of training and support services to the LKS community and end-users. Look out for more information coming soon.

If you have any questions, please contact Dominic Gilroy

New post on blog: New Opportunities for Information Professionals: Perspectives from Award Winners

New post on blog: All the world’s a blog, and all the men and women merely bloggers

Health Care Needs Bulletin: The latest copy of the healthcare knowledge bulletin created for library and knowledge services staff includes articles on

  • How to decide whether to do a systematic or a scoping review?
  • The information seeking behaviours of patients - if clinicians are aware of patient information-seeking behaviours they can enhance the conversations they have with patients. Consultants can refer to evidence-based online resources more appropriately.

Grey Literature WorkshopThursday 11 April 2019 - 10:30 – 15:30 (registration and refreshments from 10:00)  - HEE Offices | Main Conference Room | St Chad’s Court | 213 Hagley Road | Birmingham | B16 9RG - this is the same workshop which will take place in Manchester on Friday 15 March


Forthcoming Northern Meetings and Events

To book a place on any of the events below select the name of the event. If there is no link it means an event is either not yet open for booking, fully booked or bookings have closed. 

6-8 March 2019 - CASP Train the Trainer Residential - Lancaster (this course is now fully booked. If you would like to go on the waiting list then please email sharron.cox@hee.nhs.uk)

12 March 2019 - Northern Library Managers - Manchester (this course is now fully booked. If you would like to go on the waiting list then please email sharron.cox@hee.nhs.uk)

15 March 2019 - Grey literature Training - Manchester (this course is now fully booked. If you would like to go on the waiting list then please email sharron.cox@hee.nhs.uk)

25 March 2019 - Systematic Review course - Leeds

14 May 2019 - Greater Manchester Health Study Day - Manchester

6-7 June 2019 - It's Great Up North - Northern Healthcare LKS Conference 2019 - Harrogate 

9 July 2019 - LIHNN/HCLU Briefing - tbc

11 July 2019 - Northern Library Managers - Newcastle

11 November 2019 - Northern Library Managers - Leeds 


External Training and Development

10th International Clinical Librarian Conference, in Manchester: Call for papaers is open

Conversational Leadership Workshop: Learning to take a conversational approach to work & life

Next #ukmedlibs chat on Tuesday 19th March 2019 from 8pm – 9pm: The next #ukmedlibs chat takes place at 8 pm on Tuesday 19th March 2019. The theme and agenda and will be added soon. Links to transcripts and analytics of previous chats are available here.

Next #uklibchat Monday 4th March 2019 from 7.00 – 8.30pm: The next #uklibchat takes place on Monday 4th March from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. The topic is “The bright side of change”. All the chat will be focused on change in your library be it structural, management etc. You can add to the agenda here. Wakelets of previous chats are available here

The #uklibchat team are seeking new team members: The team who run #uklibchat has announced that they are looking for new people to get involved and help support their growing community. Find out more via the website.

Call for papers for the Dissertations into Practice feature of HILJ: The regular feature ‘Dissertations into Practice’ in the Health Information and Libraries Journal aims to encourage recent graduates (Bachelors, Masters or PHD level) and new professionals to write for publication. Each paper published in this feature is based on one health-related dissertation and outlines the methods used to do the research and comments on the implication for practice. The aim is to encourage students to write for publication, in a ready-made avenue, and to ensure that their invaluable research and its impact on practice reaches and stimulates professional debate. I am currently looking for content and if you are supervising a student who is doing a dissertation in a health information context, or if you are responsible for a student in the workplace (or, indeed, if you are a recent graduate and interested in seeing your research in print), then please contact me. Since its inception in 2012, this feature has been hugely successful in uncovering exciting and timely dissertation research, exploring topics ranging from the innovative use of technology by health information professionals to exploring patients’ experiences with health information and services, as well as developing collaboration amongst all professionals involved in healthcare and health information. With your help, the readers of this journal look forward to seeing more. If you are interested, please get in touch by sending a brief summary of the research and/or simply to request details on how to contribute to this feature. Contact Frances Johnson, Manchester Metropolitan University (E-mail f.johnson@mmu.ac.uk, Tel +44 161 247 6156)



CILIP NW - Celebration day - Join Us: celebrating the success of libraries and librarians on Wednesday 20th March, 10:00 - 16:00

CILIP response to Topol Review: see CILIP response, which flags areas of joint working between HEE and CILIP

CILIP NW Blog: Interview with 2019 CILIP President David Stewart

CILIP Careers Day 27th March: Moving on up! Looking at ways to make that leap into a leadership/managerial role



Topol Review launch event: recording of presentations

Thieme: Dom has been contacted by the publishers Thieme to ask if anyone would be interested in a free trial access to their products. In the librarian section of their website are  more details and brochures for download at https://www.thieme.de/en/thieme-connect/librarians-4010.htm If any of you are interested or would like more information about what they offer then please contact Dom directly.

HEE Genomics Education Programme Week of Action 2019: Starting on the 4th March, the goal for the week is to spark a conversation among all health professionals and increase familiarity with the word ‘genomics’ so they feel more comfortable discussing genomic testing with their patients as well as signposting to relevant information and services.

A manual for designing and building digital services

Evaluation of the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework – We need your help! Have you used or looked at the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework? If so, we would be very grateful if you could complete this short online evaluation we are conducting for Public Health England on behalf of the four UK nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The survey should take no more than about ten minutes to complete.

New code of conduct for artificial intelligence (AI) systems used by the NHS

ODS summary of NHS England geography changes

Knowledge@lerts for Commissioners: 18 February 2019

Knowledge@lerts for CCGs: 26 February 2019

Systematic Searching: Practical ideas for improving results:The new book from Facet brings together expert international practitioners and researchers to highlight the latest thinking on systematic searching.

Journal of Paramedic Practice for LKS ASE users: There is now have a unique link to direct people to to access JPP. The link also appears in the quick links section of the LKS ASE Website

NHS Wonder Women - Episode 6 is here! In this sixth episode of NHS Wonder Women, be inspired by renal nurse Victoria Jackson, who left school with no qualifications and is now working towards her PhD. Listen to how Vici's passion for science and people lead her into the nursing profession followed by an NIHR ICA internship that fuelled her desire for research.


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