About us

The NHS East Dorset Library & Knowledge Service operates from two hub libraries based at Royal Bournemouth and Poole Hospitals.

Our aim is to ensure 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.

For more information on location, opening hours, facilities and services please see the HLISD entry or the  NHS East Dorset Library & Knowledge Service Guide.

This website provides an opportunity for all NHS staff and students in the East Dorset area to keep updated with the latest news from their local NHS library service about services, training events, and tips on using health information resources.

Key Service Documents

NHS East Dorset Library & Knowledge Service Charter

About Us and What We Do last updated August 2015

2014-2020 Strategic Plan last updated August 2015

2014 Annual Service Review

2013 Annual Service Review

Named Librarian Service:

Our 5 librarians working across East Dorset library and knowledge services will be able to provide:

  • Evidence searching – Saving you time by finding the answers. In August 2017 we saved staff 50 ½ hours with evidence searches
  • Training – We can visit at a time and place that suits you, showing you how to find the evidence or use particular resources
  • Attend departmental meetings/assist with projects – Regular attendance at a team meeting means the librarian can proactively support clinical teams to use evidence.  Great for audit, SOPs, pathway re-design and individual patient care.
  • Supporting non-clinical teams for business needs – Learning from what has worked well elsewhere.
  • Keeping up-to-date – You can receive bulletins with the latest information in your speciality covering guidelines, research health news, and more.

Our team covers (not an exclusive list):

Alison Day Lead Librarian Knowledge Management, health services management, system wide leadership, shared business services, quality improvement
Su Keill Librarian & Knowledge Specialist Cancer services, cardiology, mental health, health informatics, R&I, QI
Barb Peirce Outreach & Knowledge Specialist Child health, maternity & neonatal, radiology & other diagnostics, medicine (care for the elderly), QI
Sian Hudson Outreach & Knowledge Specialist Trauma, ICU, surgery, women’s health, stroke, QI
Liz Wright Trainee Outreach & Knowledge Specialist Ophthalmology, endocrine, urology, rheumatology, dermatology, QI

We are assisted by Jackie and Lola.

If your speciality is not listed but you would like us to work with you, or for further information please get in touch.

Speak to a member of library staff :   library@poole.nhs.uk / 01202 442101  OR library@rbch.nhs.uk / 01202 704270


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