Welcome

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 Library Team

Book onto Training and manage your bookings

Connect with colleagues based on shared professional interests

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

  • Dec
    16
    Introduction to Health Literacy
    COMET Room 1 - 10:00
    A lack of health literacy can seriously impact a patient’s ability to participate in their own healthcare, and to engage with self-care techniques. This short course aims to give patient-facing staff an introduction to what health literacy is and how it affects patients’ lives. It is also an opportunity to experience what poor health literacy really feels like and to familiarise yourself with tools and techniques to use in practice.
  • Dec
    17
    Healthcare Database Searching
    COMET Room 1 - 14:00
    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.
  • Dec
    19
    Introduction to Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews
    COMET Room 2 - 09:00
    In this introduction to Critical Appraisal we will look at why we need to critically appraise published research, looking at methodology including common types of bias and errors frequently found in papers. We will introduce interpretation of Meta-Analysis (Forest-plots) and critically appraise a sample Systematic Review as a group.
library@ldh.nhs.uk www.bedfordshirehealthlibraries.nhs.uk East England
  • Bevan Library
    Bedford Hospital
    Ampthill Road
    BEDFORD
    MK42 9DJ
  • Danielle Freedman Library
    The COMET
    Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
    LUTON
    LU4 0DZ