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NHS: KnowledgeShare

A general guide to Library Services for NHS staff via King's College London

Welcome to KnowledgeShare

KnowledgeShare is now available to staff at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. 

You can use KnowledgeShare to:

  • Sign up for highly targeted updates based on your professional interests

  • Request evidence searches in support of patient care, service development and other significant project

Using KnowledgeShare

Simple sign up

Register for KnowledgeShare is straightforward 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.

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Support contacts

KnowledgeShare is jointly delivered by the King's College Hospital Libraries

 

Staff based at Denmark Hill should contact

library@kcl.ac.uk or see alternative options on our Contact us page.

 

Staff based at PRUH and the south sites should contact

kch-tr.br-library@nhs.net or call 01689 864 306