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

  • Sep
    Healthcare Database Searching
    COMET Room 1 - 10:00
    Learn how to find accurate and reliable information via 9 Healthcare Databases including CINAHL and MEDLINE. We will discuss formulating a clinical question using search frameworks, which medical database to use for your search and how to input your search with the correct combinations (AND/OR) to receive the most useful results. With plenty of practical time to practice searching with the library team. Laptops will be provided but feel free to bring your own smartphone, laptop or tablet.
  • Sep
    Easy Referencing with Mendeley
    COMET Room 2 - 11:00
    Are you writing assignments or publications? Do you struggle to organise and format your references with the correct style? Would you like a computer programme to make this process easier, faster and quicker for free Join us for a 30 min session and we will show you how Mendeley can make references as painless as possible!
  • Sep
    Introduction to Medical Statistics Series - Session 1: Summarising Data
    COMET Room 4 - 14:00
    In this series of sessions, William from the library team will gently introduce common medical statistical concepts. No prior knowledge is required and the session will be suitable for all levels of staff. Session 1 will look at summarising data. Including data types, summary statistics and presentation of data such as graphs and tables Session 2 will be looking at Basic Probability in the context of healthcare, including probability distributions.
library@ldh.nhs.uk www.bedfordshirehealthlibraries.nhs.uk East England
  • Bevan Library
    Bedford Hospital
    Ampthill Road
    MK42 9DJ
  • Danielle Freedman Library
    The COMET
    Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
    LU4 0DZ