What is KnowledgeShare?

KnowledgeShare connects healthcare staff with their local NHS library and knowledge service. With KnowledgeShare to find colleagues with shared interests, helping to spread innovation and collaborate on service improvement.

What can I do with KnowledgeShare?

Request evidence searches from your Library Service and access searches requested by colleagues elsewhere (where permission has been given).

Sign up for highly targeted evidence updates based on your professional interest, sent by your Clinical Librarian

Book onto Training and manage your bookings

Connect with colleagues based on shared professional interests

Who is eligible to use KnowledgeShare?

Anyone in Bedfordshire with an NHS OpenAthens password, Doctors, Nurses, Public Health, Community Healthcare Staff, GP and CCG staff and Practice Teams.

How do I access and sign up?

Via the KnowledgeShare Website. If you are a new user you can sign in with your OpenAthens password. If you do not have one, sign up at http://openathens.nice.org.uk/.  If you require assistance email library@ldh.nhs.uk

Forthcoming skills sessions

  • May
    Advanced Literature Searching with HDAS
    COMET Room 4 - 10:30
    An introduction to using the Healthcare Databases Advanced Search. A literature searching tool from NICE. Learn how to build your own search strategies with a member of the library team. Learn: -How to access HDAS -How to formulate a research question -Which medical database to use -How to input your search -Use of combine (ie. AND, OR, NOT) -How to apply limits (such as date or language) -How to export your search, to share or to manage in a reference management tool.
  • May
    Introduction to NICE Evidence Search
    COMET Room 2 - 09:00
    An introduction to the 'what, why and how' of NICE Evidence Search, a web-based portal of quality health information. Learn how to quickly find trustworthy resources, including NICE guidelines and patient information, on a range of clinical topics. This session is designed to be practical and interactive - please feel free to bring along your own smartphone, laptop or tablet.
library@ldh.nhs.uk East England
  • Bevan Library
    Bedford Hospital
    Ampthill Road
    MK42 9DJ
  • Danielle Freedman Library
    The COMET
    Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
    LU4 0DZ