A Million Decisions

Health Education England is committed to

  • enabling all NHS workforce members to access library and knowledge services so that they can use the right knowledge and evidence to achieve excellent healthcare and health improvement.
  • developing NHS librarians and knowledge specialists to use their expertise to mobilise evidence obtained from research and organisational knowledge to underpin decision making.

In support of the above commitments, we are participating in the #AMillionDecisions campaign promoting the work of library and information professionals in the NHS. Here are some of the ways in which we are supporting NHS staff in their decision making:

  • Clinical Evidence Based Information Service (CEBIS) – supporting patient care, research, and improving clinical knowledge.
  • Corporate Evidence Summaries – to support non-clinical decision making.
  • Information Resources – online and print access to thousands of articles, reports, books and case studies via A-Z Journals. We also provide an article and book request service.
  • Current Awareness – keep informed about the latest news and developments in health care using our bulletin, Keeping UHCW Current.  Receive tailored alerts on specific topics of interest.
  • Knowledge Skills training – facilitating the learning of knowledge skills, providing Trust staff with the skills to effectively use information in research and clinical practice.

We are starting some exciting new initiatives, including:

  • Hot Topics – summaries of information related to areas of current interest to the Trust.  Our first Hot Topic is on Sustainability and Transformation Plans.  More are planned, initially on topics linked to the local STP.
  • Lessons Learned Bulletins – bulletins to share learning from patient safety incidents, complaints and clinical audits.
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