The KnowledgeShare service developed by Brighton and Sussex NHS Library and Knowledge Service is featured in the latest issue of Information Professional, the professional journal of CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.
KnowledgeShare provides NHS staff with tailored evidence updates. Staff can also request or review evidence searches they have requested and book onto teaching sessions.
The article tells the story of KnowledgeShare, from a service developed in 1999 to serve Brighton and Sussex’s local healthcare population, to an online service used by 82 NHS library and knowledge services around NHS England, serving over 200 NHS organisations. There are two case studies, from Tom Roper, one of our clinical librarians, and Stephen Ayre, Library Services Manager at George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton. The article also outlines future developments, including expansion into knowledge management and exchange through networking and communities of practice.