14th to 18th June 2021 marks the first ever NHS Knowledge and Library Services Awareness Week #KLSNAW - please join us in celebrating!

NHS knowledge and library specialists work with healthcare staff across a broad range of specialisms. Taking evidence to the board and the bedside, the service is there for every member of the NHS. They want to save you time by helping you access the best information for decisions. 

This NHS Knowledge and Library Services Awareness Week launches the NHS Knowledge for Healthcare strategy. Health Education England’s ambition is for all NHS staff and learners to benefit equally from high-quality knowledge services and for the NHS to optimise the expertise of knowledge and library teams. 

Our local libraries in the Education Centre at the Cumberland Infirmary, and West Cumberland Hospital, are a great place for quiet work and research, and are accessible 24/7. Both library facilities have just been upgraded, so why not take a look - drop-in and bookable learning spaces are available for individual and group training.

We also have a Library & Learning Technologist, Jane Collins. She helps ensure crucial evidence and information is available and accessible. Jane designs, produces, and implements digital training solutions, and can offer you tailor made responses to any digital information needs. Full details of all our resources are available at: www.library.ncumbria.nhs.uk 

This celebration is a fantastic opportunity to share with you the learning opportunities that North Cumbria Knowledge and Library Services, in collaboration with CLIC, are planning: 

Lunch and Learn Sessions

The upcoming Lunch and Learns are 30 minute, virtual, informal sessions that take place at lunchtime. While you take a break and eat, you can listen to our invited speaker give a short talk sharing their experience of improvement work. The session is then open to anyone who has questions or reflections to offer.

Join our first Lunch and Learn on 9th July 2021, 12:30 - 1:00pm, in which Dr Denis Burke will talk to us about 'Learning from COVID-19: Remote Consultation in Out Patient Services'. Get the link for the session here...

Making the Most of Microsoft Teams: Bite-sized Virtual Training 

These 30 minute, virtual, introductory sessions will illustrate some functions of Microsoft Teams and offer useful tips, covering things such as: sharing and un-sharing your screen; working with the whiteboard; playing videos; breakout rooms; and more! Please see below for the dates and times available, as well as the links for booking:

If you would like to know more about these sessions, or have a one-to-one chat with someone about MS Teams, please contact: Jane.Collins@ncic.nhs.uk 


Our Knowledge and Library services generally offer library learning space on site as well as delivering remote services, ensuring knowledge and evidence is at the fingertips of staff and learners. For further information or to get in touch please see: www.library.ncumbria.nhs.uk