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.
Knowledge & Library Services
Last updated Wednesday 6th December 2023
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.