Health Education England launches evidence and knowledge portal

Health Education England (HEE) has launched a new online portal this month, to provide NHS staff and others with access to published evidence and research.

Called the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub, it hopes to connect staff and learners with a wide range of knowledge, evidence, resources, services and databases – purchased by the NHS.

For a simple search of ‘health tech’ and ‘health digital’ over 25,000 publications including these keywords are available that have been published in the last 12 months.

The platform provides journals, reports, publications, handbooks, open access content, clinical decision support tools, pathways and guidelines, and databases like Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL and PsycInfo.

Health Education England said the hub is set to grow ‘significantly’ over the coming months.

Sue Lacey-Bryant, National Lead for NHS Library and Knowledge Services at HEE, said: “NHS staff make millions of health and care decisions every single week – and the challenge of ensuring these decisions are based on up-to-date knowledge married with decades of evidence and research is being met head-on by the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub.

“Whether searching for published knowledge and evidence for patient care, management decision-making, education, research, or just professional curiosity, the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub is set to become the starting point for every search – powering the bright minds of health staff, students and trainees and ensuring they can be confident that the care they deliver is based on the most up-to-date information possible.

“Offering an intuitive search experience for both quick and in-depth study, the platform provides access to nationally and locally funded knowledge and evidence resources.”

To find out more, please visit the Health Education England website here.

In recent HEE news from HTN, in November, the body launched a Population Health Digital Toolkita new resource to help provide insight and knowledge into population health.

Then in September, HTN welcomed Henrietta Mbeah-Bankas, Head of Blended Learning and Digital Literacy from Health Education England, as part of HTN Now, to discuss digital learning and development for the health and social care workforce