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HCLU Bulletin - Issue 315 - 15 April 2019


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Northern Staff Library: Books to help LKS staff involved in research. If you want to borrow any of these titles then please contact

Next Bulletin: The next bulletin will be published on the 1 May 2019


Knowledge for Healthcare

New email list to help you and your team keep up-to-date: To ensure that all LKS teams get the latest national news about resources, CPD events and Knowledge for Healthcare priorities, a new email list has been created - If you want to be included, then please email and I will add you to the list. You can use your work email or, if you prefer, your LKS generic email (if you have one)

Have you used the Evidence and Knowledge Self Assessment Tool? Please contact if you have used the Health Education England Evidence and Knowledge Self Assessment Tool. The information provided will contribute to overall evaluation and input into planning for future development and associated training. Please send your reply by the 3rd May.

Document Supply and CFP Requests: Several of you have asked if it is now OK to resume asking the British Library, Reprints Desk and the RSM Library to supply copyright-fee paid (CFP) articles. The answer is yes. Thanks for holding back when we advised that the 2018-19 national allocation of CFP articles had run out. From April we can access our allocation for 2019-20.

Remember that this allocation has to be shared across the NHS in England, and each CFP article supplied - whether by the British Library, Reprints Desk or the RSM Library - costs the NHS £33. We ask NHS-funded library services to request CFP articles when - and only when - these can’t be sourced from within the NHS and the article needs to be shared (i.e. it’s not just for one individual)

Go to for information - including a decision tree and the interactive NHS Copy Aid - about when and how to request CFP articles. Please forward this message to team members involved in interlibrary loans & document supply who may not have received it directly.

Deadline Extension to Invitation to publish your innovations and good practice work. Due to popular demand, we are extending the deadline to Friday 19th April. For more details see

New post on the blog: Making the most of #AMillionDecisions

New post on the blog: Health Information Week 2019 – Monday 1 – Sunday 7 July 2019


Forthcoming Northern Meetings and Events

To book a place on any of the events below select the name of the event. If there is no link it means an event is either not yet open for booking, fully booked or bookings have closed.

14 May 2019 - Greater Manchester Health Study Day - Manchester

16 May 2019 - YOHHLNet Spring Thing - Leeds (For further information please see the attached flyer)

20 May 2019 - 

6-7 June 2019 - It's Great Up North - Harrogate

26 June - Higher Education & NHS Libraries Networking Day - Leeds

8 July 2019 - GDPR - 1 Year On - Leeds

9 July 2019 - LIHNN/HCLU Briefing - tbc

11 July 2019 - Northern Library Managers - Newcastle

11 November 2019 - Northern Library Managers - Leeds


National Training

The Topol Review: #UKMEDLIBS April Chat, 8pm, Tuesday 16th April 2019

Shall we apply Project Management to Knowledge Management,or vice versa,or both? How compatible are Project Mgmt and Knowledge Mgmt? Is it a case of applying PM to KM or vice versa? Jonathan Norman, Knowledge Hub Manager at the Major Projects Association in the United Kingdom, will offer some commentary on the apparent incompatibility of Knowledge Management and Project Management...



HLN / CILIP joint event: The Health Libraries North Study day and AGM will be held on 20th May 2019 in a co-operative event with CILIP NE. The theme is “Making our Libraries Accessible to all” and the day will feature ways of improving the support we can offer to our users with a range of additional needs including dyslexia, deaf awareness and issues with health literacy. This event will be held at the Literary and Philosophical Society, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 1SE. Come and join us! The morning is as follows, with guest speakers Lisa Baker and Margaret Robertson

  • Opening plenary: AGM
  • Key session: Dyslexia awareness
  • Key session: Health literacy awareness
  • Key session: Deaf awareness
  • Joint lunch with CILIP members - Lunch provided

It will be followed in the afternoon by the CILIP North East conference

Book your place at:

Beyond the Horizon - bringing the information world together: Book your place for the CILIP North East Conference - full programme now available



April is 'stress awareness month: Anne Gray maintains the CPD zone targeted at primary care staff and she has bought together links to a range of resources there

Guidance publications from the Royal Colleges and Health Professionals Bulletin: March 2019

Reminder and Update: Important HTTPS transition information for OUP online resources


HCLU Team Details

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HCLU Bulletin - Issue 315 - 15 April 2019