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HCLU has a number of partenerships to enable the unit and the LIHNN network deliver their workstreams. These currently include


NW Higher Education (HE) Libraries

HCLU has strong working relationships with the HE library staff who support NHS staff and students at 12 of the NW's universities. HCLU and the librarians with responsibility for health/medicine meet annually to discuss issues of common interest and concern.


Next Meeting

Meeting Details Papers
17 May 2019
Edge hill University or Salford University
  • Agenda
  • Minutes from 2018 - see below
  • Service updates for 2018-19


Previous Meetings


Minutes from 2018

Service Updates for 2017-18

MMU update for 2017-18

Knowledge for Healthcare Update

HEE/CILIP Leadership programme

LEAP Online

About LEAP OnlineAbout LEAP Online

Minutes from 2017

Service updates for 2016-17

Minutes from 2016

Service updates for 2015-16

Knowledge for Healthcare and HCLU update - David Stewart

Minutes from 2015

Service updates for 2014-15

Knowledge for healthcare - David Stewart

Goodbye and Hello! Accessing NHS Libraries: Bridging the gap between University and practice
2013 2012  2011  Archive 2008


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NHS/UCLan Partnership

Terms of Reference
Purpose of Group: Ensure the NHS UCLan partnership works effectively and efficiently.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Enhance the experience of UCLan students on placement
  • Enable seamless access to resources and services for UCLan students on placement
  • Enable NHS staff to access UCLan Library Service
  • Manage and review the Service Level Agreements between UCLan and the individual NHS services
  • Provide a forum for exchanging information and networking
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration
  • Provide on-going support for audit and quality

Current Membership:

  • Jeremy Andrew - UCLan
  • Mandy Beaumont - Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cheryl Dagnall - Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
  • Michael Farrell - Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Graham Haldane - East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Mike Hargreaves - UCLan
  • Julie Hitchen - UCLan
  • Margaret-Mary O'Mahony - Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
  • Carmel Smith - Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • David Stewart – Health Care Libraries Unit
  • Gil Young – Health Care Libraries Unit

Meetings: The group will meet twice a year. Agendas and papers will be sent out in advance of the meeting via e-mail. The person hosting the meeting will take the minutes. Approved minutes and papers will be made generally available through the LIHNN website.

Chair: The chair will rotate between the Director of the Health Care Libraries Unit and the Head of the UCLan Library service.

Next Meeting

Thursday 17 November 2017


UCLan, Preston

Previous Meetings

      November 2017
 May 2017 November 2016 June 2016 January 2016
November 2014 March 2014 October 2013 March 2013



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