Learning Space within NHS Knowledge and Library Services in England


Published on 4th January 2021. 

There are two key recommendations in the policy​: 

  1. The library study and wellbeing space should be available to all staff, educators and learners both during and outside the working hours of the knowledge and library services team. 
  2. The library service space should be developed, managed by the knowledge and library services staff, to ensure value through enabling organisational innovation, and meeting the changing needs of healthcare staff, learners and educators in relation to study and reflection, health and well-being, collaboration, and as a technology hub. 

There is a focus on using library space for:​ 

  • self-directed learning: reflection and private study​ 
  • health and wellbeing: the NHS being the best place to work ​ 
  • collaborative working and learning​ 
  • digital skills and innovation: technology hub 

Go to the library learning space policy.

Go to the Accessible version library learning space policy.

Approved: Health Education England Knowledge for Healthcare Board 14 December 2020 Reviewed: Knowledge for Healthcare Board 18 January 2023