Welcome

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

  • Nov
    22
    Lunch & Learn: Beyond Google – Searching for the Evidence - 22nd Nov
    COMET Room 1 - 12:00
    Beyond Google – Searching for the Evidence Session duration: 1 hour Learn about ‘Levels of Evidence’, high quality evidence such as systematic reviews and the concept of ‘Best Evidence’. Practice searching through online resources to quickly identify high quality resources, including guidelines and evidence summaries usable both in personal research and clinical work. You will be provided with an iPad or laptop for the duration of the training however if you feel more comfortable with your own device you are welcome to bring it.
  • Dec
    04
    Advanced Literature Searching with HDAS - 4th December
    Skills Lab - COMET - 14:00
    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.
  • Dec
    18
    Lunch & Learn: Beyond Google – Searching for the Evidence Session - 18th December
    Comet Room 1 - 12:00
    Beyond Google – Searching for the Evidence Session duration: 1 hour Learn about ‘Levels of Evidence’, high quality evidence such as systematic reviews and the concept of ‘Best Evidence’. Practice searching through online resources to quickly identify high quality resources, including guidelines and evidence summaries usable both in personal research and clinical work. You will be provided with an iPad or laptop for the duration of the training however if you feel more comfortable with your own device you are welcome to bring it. Light lunch provided
  • Dec
    20
    Advanced Critical Appraisal - 20th December
    Room 2 - 09:00
    Although Critical Appraisal is commonly associated with Randomised Control Trials, it is also of use when appraising Systematic Reviews and Qualitative Research. in this session we will discuss the need for the Critical Appraisal of Non-RCT evidence sources, types of bias and poor methodology common to Systematic Reviews and Qualitative Research and critically appraise two papers.
  • Jan
    23
    Introduction to Critical Appraisal of RCTs - 23rd January
    COMET Room 1 - 14:00
    This introduction to Critical Appraisal is aimed at the busy clinician or nurse who is new to this very important subject. Condensing this complex subject into a 3 hour session we will look at why we need to critically appraise published research, common types of bias and error frequently found in papers, and how to critically appraise a Randomised Control Trial.
library@ldh.nhs.uk East England
  • Bevan Library
    Bedford Hospital
    Ampthill Road
    BEDFORD
    MK42 9DJ
  • The COMET Library
    Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
    Lewsey Road
    LUTON
    LU4 0DZ