HLG Nursing Bulletin Vol 37 (2)

Hello to you all, and welcome to the latest issue of HLG Nursing Bulletin, bringing you a mix of articles that, to quote Lord Reith’s vision, will hopefully inform, educate and entertain.

Keeping, managing and sharing data is a vitally important aspect in the research process, with Research Data Management becoming an increasing part of the work that LIS professionals engage in in healthcare organisations. Here, Steven Walker relates how one NHS organisation has been able to set up a system to retain and maintain its research data in a way that has not cost a fortune, either in terms of finance or staff time.

The CILIP/HEE Leadership program continues apace, with communication the focus of the latest face-to-face session. Sam and Heather, our regular columnists, discuss what went on at this session, as well as the project work they and their group within the cohort are engaging in.

A key element of Knowledge for Healthcare is the facilitation of public access to good quality information, and this is where public libraries can be important points for the public to come. Lisa Gardner describes the study day held in Oldham in January 2018 that looked at the partnership that can be forged between health and public librarians, and how it can be made, forged and improved for the benefit of the public.

This is the last issue of the Bulletin before the HLG Conference in June. You can still book a place if you haven’t already, in the knowledge that the programme is now available for you to browse. Carol Stevenson, the conference organiser, gives an update on the preparations for the conference, with themes, speakers, and all sorts of other things to whet your appetite.

Speaking of the HLG Conference, we have a special offer for those of you that have been lucky (or unlucky, depending on your point of view!) enough to have been chosen as a presenter. Not only is HLG’s CPD Group offering peer support sessions for presenters, but LIHNN have two separate presentation skills training days available to book places on.

Additionally at the conference, the Health Libraries Group will be presenting this year’s Cyril Barnard Memorial Prize for outstanding contribution to medical librarianship, so we want your nominations. You can make nominations via the online nominations form.

In addition to HLG of course, 2018 also sees the EAHIL conference in Cardiff, and we have an update from the organisers detailing the conference programme, list of speakers and how to book your place.

As always, we want your articles, so if you have an idea that you’d like to share with the profession, get in touch with us. Whether it’s a study day you’ve been to, some new procedure or process you’ve implemented, a resource that you’ve just procured, or even an opinion you’d like to share, let us know. This is YOUR bulletin. Details on how you can contribute are at the end of the issue, and on our website.

Phillip Barlow
HLG Nursing Bulletin editor

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