Hello and welcome to the blog of the University Hospitals of Leicester Clinical Librarian Service.
We’re one of the longest running Clinical Librarian services in the UK, working across three hospital sites as part of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. We take information services into the clinical setting, responding to information needs that arise there. Information professionals join the multidisciplinary team at ward rounds and in clinical meetings and work in partnership with health professionals, promoting a questioning and learning culture in the organisation. The Clinical Librarian Service thus offers a mechanism for getting research evidence into practice and for clinical governance at the trust to be supported.
We’re organisers of clinical librarian conferences, including the International Clinical Librarian Conference (ICLC) and more recently the successful Point of Care Study Day, which was rated as excellent by attendees.
The Commission for Healthcare Improvment (CHI) report on UHL NHS Trust identified the Clinical Librarian Service as one that "other organisations in the NHS could learn from."