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Knowledge Services Briefing
General Update

Knowledge Services Briefing - Issue 0002 - 2nd September 2019


What do NHS learners think about their education and training?

The National Education and Training Survey (NETS) ran for the first time in 2018 and received 24,000 responses from medical and other healthcare learners. HEE is now using a social media campaign to highlight the feedback, with a different focus each month – August was supervision, September is induction, and October will be facilities (including library services).

Start planning now for Knowvember!

Knowvember is back for 2019 so please use the month of November to showcase and share all the interesting things you have been up to encouraging your organisations to share and use organisational knowledge – don’t forget to use #Knowvember19

The focus of this year will be on the impact of our knowledge mobilisation activities. We will be looking for more KM stories to add to the toolkit and case studies which focus on the value of knowledge mobilisation. During the month there will be online discussions, and webinars to spread ideas about how knowledge mobilisation can be developed in your organisations.

What else would you like to see during the month of November? How did your pledge go in 2018? Have you been working on something interesting that relates to learning before, during or after an event or about the use of knowledge? Do you have ideas for things you want to try? Do you want to speak to others to see if you can collaborate on taking something forward? Do you want to get started but need a few pointers to help you? Do you have a KM story or an example of the impact of your knowledge mobilisation activities you can share?

For further information or to share your ideas and KM stories please contact 

On behalf of the Knowledge for Healthcare Mobilising Evidence and Knowledge Group

Capturing health LKS in action: the HLG & HEE photo competition

Calling all colleagues working across health: In partnership with Health Education England, CILIP’s Health Library Group would like to build up a store of high-quality photographs for use in marketing and promotional activities.

We are launching a twitter competition #healthlksinaction. Please send in your photographs around:

  • clinical/embedded librarians in action
  • knowledge and skills trainers’ delivery of training
  • sketch notes
  • mobilising evidence
  • using board games
  • any other engaging activities which portray all the fantastic work we do!

There will be 12 winners whose pictures will be added to a calendar for 2020 the proceeds of which will go to the CILIP Benevolent Fund.

The competition ends 30th September and judging will take place in Autumn 2019. Please ensure you have permission from those included in the photos and you give permission yourself for the photos to be used by HEE, CILIP and HLG.

If you have difficulty uploading on Twitter but still want to enter the competition, please send your photos to the HLG chairs:


Call for Expressions of Interest – Apprenticeship Assessors: CILIP will need to commission assessors to conduct the final assessments for apprenticeship candidates. It is expected that this work will begin in the autumn of 2020. The Standard applies in England only and end point assessments will be carried out at the apprentice’s workplace or training setting. Assessors will be paid for this work and travel expenses reimbursed. If you are interested further information is here.


NICE Framework Agreement Review: HEE has commissioned NICE to review the Electronic and Print Content Framework Agreement, which expires next September. Does this help you with local purchasing of e-resources? Is it useful for collaborative purchasing? How could it be improved? If you are involved in e-resource procurement, we would really welcome your views. Please complete the 10 minute survey at the link below. If you have a friendly contact in your procurement department, please ask them to complete it too! The survey closes at 5pm on 6 September.



Online examination resources: Did you know that doctors in training may use HEE Study Leave funding to pay for online exam preparation resources? Our recent audit of local library services expenditure revealed that over £200k from library budgets is currently invested in online exam resources. If you currently buy these, or have been asked to do so and your budget is tight, you may wish to talk to your Trust lead for postgraduate medical education who will know the process for accessing HEE Study Leave funding.

Next Briefing

Knowledge Services Briefing: Development Opportunities and People News will be published on 16 September 2019. If you have anything you would like included please send to by Monday 9 September 2019

Previous Issues

Previous issues of the Knowledge Service Briefings are held on the Knowledge for Healthcare blog.

Knowledge Services Briefing: General Update - Issue 2 - 2nd September 2019