What is KnowledgeShare

KnowledgeShare connects health care staff with their local NHS library and knowledge service. Registered users can also use KnowledgeShare to find colleagues with shared interests, helping to spread innovation and collaborate on service improvement.

NHS library and knowledge services (LKS) inform patient care, service improvement, clinical teaching and research through the provision of:

  • Evidence searches
  • Updates highlighting newly published health care information
  • Information skills teaching

KnowledgeShare allows LKS members to:

  • Request evidence searches from their LKS and find searches requested by colleagues elsewhere (where permission has been given).
  • Sign up for highly targeted updates based on their professional interests
  • Book onto LKS skills sessions and manage their bookings
  • Connect with colleagues based on shared professional interests

To find your nearest NHS library and knowledge service search the Health Library and Information Services Directory (HLISD).

Who is eligible to use KnowledgeShare

Most NHS staff have access to a local NHS library and knowledge service (see the HLISD for local availability), regardless of profession or health sector.

NHS library and knowledge service teams subscribe to KnowledgeShare on behalf of their members in order to offer information updates, provide services online and allow access to the KnowledgeShare professional network.

Limited access to information updates is available to the general public without the need to log in.

List of library and knowledge services currently subscribed to KnowledgeShare

If you would like access to KnowledgeShare, but your NHS library and knowledge service is not currently subscribed, please get in touch with them.

To enquire about prices, LKS teams should contact Ben Skinner at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

How do I access KnowledgeShare

Eligible members can access KnowledgeShare using their NHS OpenAthens password. All NHS staff are eligible for an NHS OpenAthens password and can register or retrieve a lost password at openathens.nice.org.uk.

Contact your local NHS library and knowledge service for help with OpenAthens.

How do I use KnowledgeShare

If you have logged in to KnowledgeShare you will see a link to your assigned library and knowledge service at the top of the screen. Here you will find contact details for support with using the system.

Who is responsible for KnowledgeShare

KnowledgeShare was created by Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and built by Maldaba Limited. More information is available under website credits.

Information about members is added to KnowledgeShare and updated by members themselves or by their NHS library and knowledge service. Your LKS will ask you who should have permission to view this information. Responsibility for the accuracy of information lies with you (the member) or your LKS according to who has provided the most recent update. More information is available in the KnowledgeShare privacy policy and Terms of Use.

The health care evidence found on KnowledgeShare has been selected, categorised and summarised by staff at participating NHS library and knowledge services. Evidence is drawn from a wide variety of sources, including local publications and events, published research literature and national guidance and policy documents.

All links from KnowledgeShare are provided for information only. A link does not imply endorsement of that site and KnowledgeShare does not accept responsibility for the information displayed there.