Who We Are

National Lead

Sue Lacey Bryant

National Lead for NHS Knowledge and Library Services, Health Education England.
Ask me about knowledge strategy, policies, collaborative working to enable informed decision-making, and the development of NHS Knowledge and Library Services in England.

Senior Knowledge and Library Services Leads

Helen Bingham

Helen Bingham

Head of Library and Knowledge Services, South West, Thames Valley and Wessex, Health Education England.
Ask me about services based in the South, contract management, resource discovery and digital knowledge resources.

Ruth Carlyle

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Head of Library and Knowledge Services, East of England and Midlands, Health Education England.
Ask me about services based across the East of England and the Midlands, health and digital literacies and research.

Louise Goswami

Louise Goswami

Head of Library and Knowledge Services, London & Kent, Surrey and Sussex, Health Education England.
Ask me about services in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, mobilising evidence and knowledge.

David Stewart

David Stewart

Head of Library and Knowledge Services North, Health Education England.
Ask me about services based in the North, links with employers, tariff funding and continuing professional development for our workforce.

The senior library and knowledge services leads work together to:

  • Provide strategic advice and professional leadership to NHS organisations
  • Undertake a range of activities which benefit from economies of scale including commissioning, procuring and managing a suite of electronic knowledge resources accessible to all health and social care staff
  • Uphold standards that minimise inequality of service and demonstrate that NHS library and knowledge services provide value for money through the Knowledge for Healthcare Quality and Improvement Outcomes Framework for NHS-funded library and knowledge services.
  • Provide a targeted range of appropriate professional and personal staff development opportunities, for the Library and Knowledge Services workforce
  • Act as a conduit between local and national NHS programmes
  • Promote innovation in library and knowledge service design and delivery
  • Enable the adoption and spread of good library and knowledge services practice throughout the NHS
  • Engage with non-NHS healthcare libraries via Royal Colleges, independent and third sector organisations, and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

Please email Senior Leads on kfh.england@hee.nhs.uk