Transcript and analytics for the November #ukmedlibs chat on #Knowvember

Thanks everyone who participated in the November chat, on Knowvember and all things Knowledge Management-y, which took place yesterday, Tuesday 17th November. Thanks in particular to Holly Case Wyatt, who led the chat. The transcript and analytics are now available. 

We’re already planning our annual light-hearted Christmas event, which  takes place at 8pm on Tuesday 

#ukmedlibs chat Tues 17th November 12.30 – KNOWvember20!

Happy KNOWvember20! We have reached that stage of the year when we like to showcase all the work that has been taking place to mobilise evidence and knowledge in the healthcare sector.  The tools and techniques from the NHS Knowledge Mobilisation Framework are widely used and adapted to encourage healthcare staff to apply and use evidence in decision making, build know-how, continue to learn and drive innovation.  

COVID-19 has presented particular challenges for effectively sharing knowledge but has also demonstrated the need to rapidly share evidence, know-how and good practice to improve healthcare outcomes.  Join us on Tuesday 17th November at 12.30 to share ideas, think about good practice and discuss creative solutions to mobilise knowledge effectively online and during a pandemic.

  1. What knowledge mobilisation activities have you run over the last year?
  2. Has COVID-19 made a difference to your mobilising evidence and knowledge work?
  3. What have you been asked to do for your organisation during Covid-19 that you would describe as mobilising evidence and knowledge and has this been different to the work you normally do?
  4. What do you think NHS staff might value about organised knowledge mobilisation activities such as after action reviews, peer assists, knowledge cafes or randomised coffee trials?
  5. How have you adapted your favourite knowledge mobilisation technique to work online?
  6. What might be the advantages of organising an online knowledge mobilisation activity? 
  7. How do you promote the knowledge mobilisation techniques you use in your organisation?

Transcript- Moving teaching online

The transcript and analytics are now available for last weeks #ukmedlibs chat moving teaching online.

Thank you to everyone who participated, it was a very interesting discussion and there was some excellent advice on how to offer online training.

Next month’s chat is at lunchtime, at 12.30pm on Tuesday 17th November. Details will be available soon. The #ukmedlibs team (Holly, Sam, Tom and Lucy) look forward to talking to you again soon.

Moving Teaching online

Join us at 8pm on Tuesday 20th October for our next #ukmedlibs chat. This month we will be discussing moving teaching and training to online.

This year has seen a lot of us move our training sessions from in person to online. As we come to the end of the year, I thought it would be a good to idea to share what has worked, what went wrong and how we feel about training users remotely.

Pictures of pumpkins/ Halloween decorations optional.


  1. Prior to COVID-19, did your library offer online teaching and training as a core service? If so, what did you offer? And if not, was it something you were planning on offering?
  2. How have you adapted your teaching/ training sessions to online?
  3. How have you developed your online teaching/ training skills?
  4. What has worked well with online sessions?
  5. And what has gone wrong?
  6. Do you prefer online training to in person training?
  7. What advice would you offer librarians/ library services who are new to offering online training/ teaching?

Transcript, analytics And resources for the september #ukmedlibs chat on Quality improvement

Huge thanks to @andreadgibbons and the @Evidence4QI team for leading yesterday’s chat, and to everyone for participating. The transcript and analytics are now available, with thanks to Symplur.

Resources mentioned in the chat (in order of appearance)

QI Evidence Monthly updates
East Cheshire LKS’s Quality Improvement Knowledge Hub
Use of a modified SBAR framework for evidence requests, Roxanne Hart & Siobhan Linsey HLG 2018
E4Qi on Pinterest
How has the evidence team at Musgrove Park Hospital influenced improvements? [Video]
NHS England Quality, service improvement and redesign (QSIR) tools
C-WorKS: COVID-19 consequences –Want it? or Know it? Share it! [by North of England Commissioning Support Unit ]
CILIP Webinar How should we use grey literature? It’s a bit of a grey area. {Recording of a Health Libraries Group webinar presented by Deena Maggs and Kathy Johnson, King’s Fund, 17th June 2020}
e-Learning for Healthcare: Knowledge Mobilisation Framework
Evidence 4 Quality Improvement (E4QI) Randomised Coffee Trial
Introduction to the Evidence 4 Quality Improvement (E4QI) Q Exchange Project
NHS QI Twitter list
NHS QI Teams Twitter list
NHS Libraries Twitter list

Next month we’ll talk about moving teaching online, at 8 pm on Tuesday 20th October.

September chat: Evidence for quality improvement, 12.30 pm, Tuesday 15th September

Are you interested in finding, using and sharing evidence to support quality improvement work in health? Then join the @Evidence4QI  (Evidence for Quality Improvement) team for the September #ukmedlibs chat. It’s at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesday 15th September- don’t forget the hashtags, #ukmedlibs and #e4qi.

Questions to stimulate discussion will be posted in due course.

If you can’t make it, a transcript and analytics will be posted after the event.

July #ukmedlibs chat: CPD in the time of COVID-19, 12.30 pm, Tuesday 21st July

Did you start lockdown resolved to read Dostoevsky in the original Russian, learn to touch-type, do Pilates every day and finally do your CILIP Certification, Chartership or Fellowship? How did that go?

For our July lunchtime chat we’ll be talking about CPD in the time of COVID-19: what have been the opportunities and challenges in keeping professionally up to date? What does it mean for professional organisations offering CPD programmes?

Join as at 12.30 pm on Tuesday 21st July, with the hashtag #ukmedlibs

Website for the #ukmedlibs Twitter chats