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Library Knowledge Services (North)

Barnsley Hospital NHS FT Library Service update

Staffing changes: In the summer, Library Technician Sylvie Seton left the trust. The decision was made to appoint an Assistant Librarian role instead of a Library Technician role and Jessica Waite joined the library service in October.…

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Update from LKS ASE

This was the year that LKS ASE became “normal” having been delivered virtually by staff working from home since 2012. Not surprisingly we haven’t needed to make too many changes to adapt to COVID19. It was business as usual. However, we did contribute some work to the LKS North Blog to share some of the LKS ASE experience. We also produced a guide to COVID19 resources and each month we send out a COVID19 Special Issue of our Current Awareness Service.…

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Annual update from York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Margaret Scarce, Clinical Librarian, retired in July 2019 after 21 years working for the Trust. Following Margaret’s retirement we reviewed the team structure and created a new Assistant Librarian post. Kathryn Aylward was appointed to the new role and joined the team in February 2020.…

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Public Health Resource Centre - Yearly update

In October 2019, Andy Moore joined the team from Leeds Public Libraries. His new role is a two year post as Digital Projects Officer and he will be working on three projects: to create digital content that share key public health messages with workforce; to update the PHRC website; and to make improvements to the PHRC’s library management system. In December, Sally Hughes started as our Health Improvement Resource Assistant. Sally arrives from Leeds Public Libraries and her roles in the PHRC are dealing with customer enquiries, issuing stock, compiling leaflet & poster orders, promoting campaigns and running our Instagram account and then of course there will be lots of project work that will come up to get stuck into.…

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Update on changes and our year from Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (PCFT) Knowledge Service

We are now a team of 4 people. Administrator (Matt Johnson), Knowledge Specialist:Liaison Lead (Rosalind McNally), Knowledge Specialist:Quality (Laura Jeffreys), Knowledge Specialist:Outreach (Stephen Edwards). Stephen started working with the team in December, 2019. Laura Jeffreys went on maternity leave in May this year. So our staffing is currently reduced. When the pandemic started a number of us also volunteered for the essential work created. At the time of writing we are now all back in our usual roles. In the last 12 months we have also had to respond to the changes at PCFT. The Trust no longer includes community services, and took the decision to become a Mental Health & Learning Disability Trust.…

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