NHS Knowledge and Library Services webinar series

The programme

We are keen to help anyone in the health and care system in England learn more about the work we do and how they can get help, support and advice from the NHS Knowledge and Library Services – locally, regionally and nationally.

This series of webinars offer free, short – usually 30 minute presentations with relevant experts and guest presenters on a broad range of topics to share more about the service and how to get access.

To sign up for any of these virtual events please complete the registration via the link with each programme. 

Regularly updated the programme includes: 


Wednesday 7 Sept 12:30 – 1:15pm

The benefits of BMJ Best Practice to clinicians and trainees in Primary Care with Kieran Walsh, Clinical Director, BMJ Best Practice.

A webinar for place-based practitioners on how to get the most from BMJ Best Practice, in practice, on call and during study.  

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23 September: 12.30 -1.30pm

Ensuring decisions are underpinned by evidence from research with Patrick Mitchell, Director of Innovation, Digital and Transformation, HEE and Sue Lacey Bryant – Chief Knowledge Officer, HEE  

Healthcare is a knowledge intensive industry. No wonder the new Health and Care Act sets  a legal duty  the NHS, and ICBs specifically, to facilitate the use of evidence from research.  Helping you fulfil this responsibility, HEE is leading  a transformative approach to mobilising knowledge, and placing evidence at the fingertips of clinical and operational NHS staff and learners.

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Thursday 20 October 12:30 – 1.15pm:

Health disparities: using data and health literacy techniques to reduce inequalities with Ruth Carlyle and Sue Robertson, NHS Knowledge and Library Services, HEE  

To address health disparities, we need to focus on improving health literacy, digital literacy and digital access.   In this session you will find out about our newly available maps and online tool using, place-based geodata to identify levels of health literacy and digital access in your area.

The session will also introduce resources and our health literacy elearning programme, and how to use these as part of a series of steps to address local health disparities. 

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A recoding of the session will follow soon.


Wednesday 23 November 12:30 – 1.15pm   

Supporting the public with health choices: Easy read guides and health literacy training for all with Ruth Carlyle and Sue Robertson, NHS Knowledge and Library Services, HEE  

Changes in the NHS are placing increasing emphasis on the ability of members of the public to participate in shared decision making. This session introduces two guides for healthcare practitioners, carers and third sector colleagues who support people with learning disabilities and autism. These were co-produced with people with lived experience of learning difficulties and autism and will be of value more widely as easy read tools. The session demonstrates borough-level data in health literacy (the ability to access, assess and use health information) and digital access as part of targeting the use of the easy read tools.

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Tuesday 13 December 12.30 – 1.15pm

Your library is online: support for nurses and midwives from knowledge and library services with Alan Fricker – Knowledge and Library Hub Manager

The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub is here to help you quickly access the information and evidence you need. 

It connects you to a wide range of online resources specifically useful for nurses and midwives, during training, in practice and for professional development.  For example, you can get access to The Royal Marsden Manual and a large selection of Oxford medical handbooks relevant to your profession or specialism.  Using the Hub can also smooth your path to help from your local NHS library team if you have one. 

Join Alan Fricker, Knowledge and Library Hub manager, to explore how to make the most of the full range of evidence support available to you, as well as how to access and navigate the Hub. There will be time for your questions after an initial introduction.

Sign up now! Registration closes on Friday 9 December

January 2023

Tuesday 24 January 12.30 – 1.15pm

Giving the Gift of Time to help healthcare teams improve patient outcomes and productivity with Sue Lacey Bryant, Chief Knowledge Officer and Clare Edwards, Deputy Head of Knowledge and Library Services, HEE

By tapping into the services offered by their local NHS knowledge and library teams, NHS organisations can realise significant value and benefits. These services can deliver a minimum economic benefit of £2.40, for every £1 invested., This is by taking the heavy lifting out of putting evidence into practice and giving the gift of time.

Sign up now! Registration closes on Thursday 19 January

March 2023

Wednesday 22 March 13:00 – 13:45pm

The benefits of BMJ Best Practice to those in Emergency Care with Kieran Walsh, Clinical Director, BMJ Best Practice.

A webinar for health and care practitioners working in emergency care on how to get the most from BMJ Best Practice,

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NHS Knowledge and Library Services Webinar Programme Sept – Dec 2022