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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
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 email@example.com
Forthcoming skills sessions
Nov15Introduction to Critical Appraisal of RCTs
COMET Room 1 - 14:00
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 also critically appraise a sample Randomised Control Trial using the CASP framework.
Nov25Beyond Google: Searching NICE Evidence & BMJ Best Practice
COMET Room 1 - 09:00
Do you want to learn how to quickly find relevant, authoritative evidence to support your clinical practice? This session is an introduction to NICE Evidence Search, a web-based portal of quality health information, and BMJ Best Practice, a clinical decision support tool. 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.
Dec04Introduction to Medical Terminology
COMET Room 3a - 10:00
Do you sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed when the healthcare professionals around you use all that complicated language? This workshop aims to help you to become more confident at using and understanding medical terms. You will learn about the origin and purpose of medical terminology; how to recognise the individual components of words; the terms used for different anatomical structures, functions, and systems; and common abbreviations used in healthcare.
Dec16Introduction 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.
Dec17Healthcare 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.
Dec19Introduction 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.
Bevan LibraryBedford Hospital
Danielle Freedman LibraryThe COMET
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital