The ELHT LKS has won a service development award from the North West Health Libraries Group (LIHNN). The award was won for the development of a current awareness service using a mobile app ReadQXMD
The app has streamlined library processes, engaged with clinical staff and allowed a more collaborative approach to sharing evidence based information in ELHT. Library staff have liaised with clinical departments and subject experts to follow certain journals and themes via the app. The Library staff then pick out useful articles and create collections which users can follow via the app or read online.
The library team has worked hard to produce these bulletins and it has been a real team effort with Clare, Patrick, Charlotte, Sarah, Lauren and Judith all being heavily involved in their production. Thanks go to our senior managers Gill Cairns and Julia Owen who helped support the innovation.
We were very pleased to be recognised in a strong field of submissions during this extraordinary year. We hope to develop further bulletins and we are more than happy to look at other subject areas.
For more details and training on ReadQXMD email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our webpage here http://www.ehub.elht.nhs.uk/current-awareness.html
This was a national event being hosted on behalf of the department for Education we were thrilled to receive this feedback:
I just wanted to email to say a huge thank you for the time you gave up yesterday and the input you made into making our TRIP Dissemination Event a success.
Your presentation was instrumental to the success of the event and we believe without your input we may not have received 100% satisfaction. Its often difficult to get external guest speakers and when we knew we wanted to get an employer as our keynote speaker, we imagined it may be difficult but was absolutely necessary for the event. You were our first choice from the countless positive comments we had received about the work you had done with Burnley College, so to be able to secure you for this event was a big win for us- we went into the keynote session confident you were who the audience really wanted to hear from and that you would offer something really quite unique to the event, which you did.
As you were speaking we received various comments in the chat about how valuable providers were finding hearing directly from an employer. A few comments included;
“Keep talking Gillian, this is brilliant”
“This looks fantastic”
“This looks well-structured and specific to the learners journey”
“Brilliant- really enjoyed that- thank you”
“Really good to hear from an employer”
“Really interesting- thank you”
“Amazing joint working”
Plus countless other thanks and stating how useful the session was.
I know your time is very precious (particularly right now) and we are really grateful that you gave that up for us. You seemed to inspire many on the webinar to get moving and stop worrying about barriers with employer links, but to concentrate on how beneficial partnerships can really be.
We had 72 participants on the call yesterday, which means that so many providers across the country have heard how great the NHS (particularly ELHT) are as an employer link. I am hopeful that this insight will help with other partnerships across the country.
Thanks again Gill
All the best
Laura Danskin | Project Manager: T Level Professional Development Offer"
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