Tag Archives: LQAF

Big Day Out Up North on the 10 March 2017

This event was open to all members of the Northern Healthcare networks. Held at the National Railway Museum in York it aimed to give LKS staff time away from the day job to share experiences of using social media, running training sessions, promoting … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Conference – HLG 2016 by LIHNN Members

Katie Nicholas – Health Education England, working across the North West: HLG 2016 was my first HLG conference and my first time presenting at a conference and I loved it! I saw the whole conference process from submitting a proposal, being … Continue reading

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Supporting Individual Researchers by Matt Holland

It’s been a while since I wrote about this topic (Holland 2006). See also a piece on the Clinical Librarians blog.  Now it’s rising up the agenda again as Paramedics and Allied Health Professionals working in Prehospital Care move from … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-changes … from Clinical Librarian to Manager by Tracey Pratchett

As 2015 draws to a close and after being in post for 8 months, I’m reflecting on my experience as a new Knowledge and Library Services Manager. I really loved being a Clinical Librarian and never saw myself returning to … Continue reading

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Management and the single librarian by Matt Holland

Whether you want to be alone or not. Working as a one person organisation has its challenges. This is a reflection on the first five that come to mind. Feel free to add your own in the comments section. One. … Continue reading

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Ouch … that hurt! The impact of impact by Matt Holland

You know you are trying too hard when colleagues say, with a touch of irony, “you’re very interested in impact, aren’t you Matt!” Possibly that request for another case study sounded too desperate. Here are ten mini reflections from personal … Continue reading

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It’s quality assurance Jim, and it’s pretty much as expected … by Matt Holland

No one likes doing quality assurance. It’s hard work. A distraction from the real business of delivering services to users. On the other hand everyone likes the feeling of achievement that comes from getting a good score. This personal reflection … Continue reading

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Guest post from Tricia Rey – Library Services Manager – Queen Victoria Hospital

I am the manager of a small, specialist health library. We have 12 Operating Theatres but under 60 inpatient beds. There are probably about 1000 staff in total (fewer if you go by Whole Time Equivalent). The library has a … Continue reading

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Surveys and other abuses … by Matt Holland

Do surveys ever tell you anything? Perhaps we could do a survey and not find out. This is a blast against the “Library Survey”. What’s the problem? Well there are many. Here are the first twenty. Sorry, I have edited … Continue reading

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Introduction to Knowledge for healthcare: a development framework for NHS library and knowledge services in England 2015-2020* by Victoria Treadway

Source: Health Education England Link to main document A shorter briefing document is also available. Publication format: PDF Date of publication: January 2015 Summary of driver: Knowledge for healthcare lays out a framework upon which Health Education England (HEE) will build … Continue reading

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