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UHMLG Spring Forum, London, February 2013

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The evolving librarian - health and medical librarians in a changing environment

  1. 1. The evolving librarian –health and medical librarians in a changing environment Sue Lacey Bryant Health Education in TransitionUHMLG Spring Forum, 4th Feb 2013
  2. 2. The Evolving Librarian Source: A visualização da imagem anterior desperta para a leitura do artigo: "Evolving Web, evolving librarian" de Amy and Robert Favini balcaodebiblioteca.blogspot.com
  3. 3. 1. Introduction2. A burning platform for change3. The pressing need for innovation4. Positioning librarians as catalysts for change5. Bringing knowledge to bear6. The library as a platform for change
  4. 4. University of Birmingham, main library
  5. 5. DH NCB NIHR LETB HEEPHEThe newNHSinfrastructure NICE
  6. 6. Fire fightingThe practice of dealing with problems as they arise rather than planning strategically to avoid them
  7. 7. Omphaloskepsis The contemplation of ones navel which is an idiom usually meaning complacent self-absorption
  8. 8. A burning platform for change • Harsh financial climate • Ageing population • £20 billion of efficiency savings required within NHS by 2015
  9. 9. National priorities•Stemming the increase in emergencyadmissions• Service reconfiguration; making the shift fromhospital to community care; seamless care• Addressing inappropriate variations in clinicalpractice; clinical safety and quality
  10. 10. A pressing need for innovation “We need to radically transform the way we deliver services. Innovation is the only way we can meet these challenges”“Put simply, we must make innovation a priority.We know that the NHS can spread new ideas atpace and scale when it puts its mind to it, and weneed to do more of this.”
  11. 11. Copying is good“ Innovation ... needs to be replicable – and replicated – across similar settings. So innovation is as much about applying an idea, service or product in a new context, or in a new organisation, as it is about creating something entirely new. Copying is good.”
  12. 12. Positioning librarians in the workplace as catalysts for improvement• Aligning with NHS priorities• Multidisciplinary working• Changing skill mix• Role substitution• Role enlargement• Role enhancement
  13. 13. Enhancing the role of librariansRole enhancement involves expanding a group of workers skills so they can assume a wider and higher range of responsibilities through innovative and non-traditional roles
  14. 14. Bringing knowledge to bear in a cold climate: an ABC
  15. 15. A practical approach to ‘KM’• Applying knowledge• Building know-how• Continuing to learn
  16. 16. A = Applying knowledgearound the commissioning cycle
  17. 17. Milton Keynes CCG...• CCG is responsible for £268 million• CCG must be innovative and effective if we are to produce better services whilst reducing the increasing cost of healthcare
  18. 18. Director of Corporate Affairs & Partnerships Corporate Affairs PA Team Administrator Organisational & Infrastructure & Comms andKnowledge Officer Workforce Commissioning Engagement Manager Development Manager Support Lead Project Manager
  19. 19. The intelligent commissionerKnowledge service Business intelligence• Searches - • Monitor, analyse, interpret,• clinical & cost effectiveness report on best practice”; models of cost, activity, outcomes, qua service lity ref contract• Horizon scanning; alerting• Website • Clinical analytics• Disseminate best evidence • Public health intelligence
  20. 20. Role of Knowledge OfficerRole of KO • Lead website steering• Search & summarise info: group – models of service • Commissioning Manual – clinical effectiveness • Innovation action plan – Clinical effectiveness • Promote R&D• Support pathway review • In house: CCG Telephone and service redesign as a directory; Desk pack member of the team • Ensure access• Profile knowledge needs • Information skills &• Targeted and tailored resources Knowledge@lerts
  21. 21. Improving MedicalPractice by AssessingCurrenT Evidence
  22. 22. B = Building Know-Howto improve performance
  23. 23. Mainstreaming systematic approach
  24. 24. Tools• MK CCG Information pack• Opportunity Locator (NIII)• NHS Atlas of Variation (Right Care programme)• National Benchmarker (Audit Commission)• NHS Comparators• ACGs• JSNA
  25. 25. C= Continuing to learn • Evidence-based practice skills • Effective meetings practice • Learning sets to support model of improvement • Metrics; outcome measures • Mosaic • Lessons learned events
  26. 26. The library as a platform for change
  27. 27. Understanding the environment• The context in which health & medical information is needed, managers reach decisions about models of care, patients are asked to enter into shared decision-making• Changing healthcare environment: policy, economic, legal issues, education & training patterns, workforce• Changing information environment: virtual learning environments, social networking, the creative cloud, open access access scientific publishing
  28. 28. Preparing for today and tomorrow• Health sciences librarians must prepare to meet the needs of todays and tomorrows health sciences environment• Multi-disciplinary, life-long learning - to serve the needs of health providers and consumersSee Platform for Change, MLA, 1992
  29. 29. The Evolving Librarian

UHMLG Spring Forum, London, February 2013

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