KnowledgeShare is available to staff at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. This system can help you to keep up to date with current research to support your clinical practice and professional development.
You can use KnowledgeShare to:
Sign up for highly targeted current awareness updates based on your professional interests
Request evidence searches in support of patient care, service development and other significant projects
KnowledgeShare is jointly delivered by the King's College Hospital Libraries
Staff based at Denmark Hill should contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or see alternative options on our Contact us page.
Staff based at PRUH and the south sites should contact
email@example.com or call 01689 864 306
Simple sign up
You can register for KnowledgeShare via our online form.
Alternatively, you can sign up directly from the KnowledgeShare website, using your OpenAthens login. If you do get stuck then please use the support contacts and we will be happy to help.
Sign up for Evidence Updates
KnowledgeShare Evidence Updates are highly personalised and targeted to you. They focus on the evidence that will change practice, and the latest publications on quality, safety, education and the patient experience aiming to bring you what you need to know and no more.
During registration you will be invited to describe your main professional interests. We will create a profile for you and once you start receiving the updates you can reply to ask us to tweak things if it is not quite right. Your interests can be broad (e.g. Managing and leading people) or more specific (e.g. Hypertension) and you can restrict things to your setting or a patient age range.
KnowledgeShare includes guidelines, policy documents and a wide range of summarised evidence so that you will not be inundated with primary research articles. You have the option to make your contact details and interests visible to all members of KnowledgeShare in order to promote knowledge sharing and networking, or alternatively you can restrict your details to just being visible to library staff.
Once registered on KnowledgeShare you can request support from the library team with your evidence search. This can include a member of our skilled team completing a search of the literature databases on your behalf or providing a briefer set of high quality resources such as evidence summaries.
An online form will help you frame your question and consider the kind of evidence you require along with when you need it by.
A member of library staff will generally be in touch with you to discuss your request to ensure that it is appropriately managed.
The service is targeted particularly at searches that relate to patient care, service development and other decisions that are likely to impact larger numbers of patients (for example the development of new guidance or a patient safety initiative). If we are unable to help with your request we will be able to guide you to appropriate support options (this might be our skills training for those undertaking a study assignment).
We are not currently using the Skills training booking system on KnowledgeShare.
For more information on how we can help you develop your skills in finding and using evidence see http://libguides.kcl.ac.uk/NHS/training for opportunities at Denmark Hill and search Information Skills on Kwiki for more details of PRUH based session.