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LibrarySkills@UCL for NHS staff

A guide to information literacy and library skills for NHS staff from Trusts supported by UCL Library Services, to inform clinical practice, study and research.

Library skills essentials for NHS

To find and use information effectively to support your studies or research, it's important to first understand the nature of information, including types of information, and the processes involved in identifying, utilising, managing and communicating information. 

The skills required include the ability to:

  • define your information needs, including your research question or topic;
  • understand the types of information best suited to answering your research question;
  • identify the most appropriate sources for finding information.

This LibrarySkills guide for NHS staff will focus on the resources and support UCL Libraries can offer NHS staff.

You can find further information on general library skills for all library users, including steps to effective library research, on the LibrarySkills@UCL website.

e-Learning for Health

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The e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) Hub delivers a wide variety of e-learning resources to support the healthcare workforce, and all students registered on healthcare courses. It delivers more than 400 e-learning programmes in collaboration with organisations including Royal Colleges, Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement, and Public Health England. Programmes include Literature Searching, and Health Literacy.