Knowledge & Library Services

Last updated Wednesday 6th December 2023

Library and knowledge services underpin all aspects of the NHS. They supply the evidence base to enable excellent healthcare; support and inform policy, commissioning, and service redesign decisions; enable lifelong learning and research; and through partnership working offer health and patient information.

Local Knowledge and Library Services

CPFT has an extensive library of books, e-books, journals and other resources available to support healthcare professionals’ education. Find resources here.

Read the latest CPFT Library and Knowledge Services Newsletter

Access the new library catalogue here

Find a list of local libraries in the East of England in the
HLISD: Health Libraries and Information Services Directory

You can also search databases, e-journals, e-books on the
NHS Knowledge and Library Hub

HEE Knowledge and Library Services

Health Education England is the strategic lead for NHS knowledge and library services in England. The Knowledge for Healthcare strategy sets the direction and defines priorities for the development of these services. Our ambition is that:

NHS bodies, their staff, learners, patients and the public use the right knowledge and evidence, at the right time, in the right place, enabling high quality decision-making, learning, research and innovation to achieve excellent healthcare and health improvement.

You can find more information on HEE’s web page here

NHS Knowledge & Library Services for GPs & Practice Teams

NHS Knowledge and Library Services can give you access to the most up to date and trusted evidence and information in healthcare today, enabling high quality decision making, professional development, research and innovation to achieve health improvement across England, locally, regionally and nationally.

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