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The purpose of this Group is to provide guidance and leadership on the development of library and information services for NHS staff and students across the NHS London area. The focus will be on the role that library and information services play in:

  • supporting education, training, lifelong learning and research
  • fostering patient safety
  • supporting clinical partnerships
  • promoting evidence-based practice

and ensuring that the services delivered are of high quality.

The work of the group will be derived from the NLH and LHL strategies and will complement the work of the Library Council and other LHL working groups.


  • To input to the development of NLH strategy and policy by feeding into the work of the NLH Service Development Group and supporting the NLH Institute Team
  • To co-ordinate and lead the implementation across London of the National Service Framework for NHS Funded Library Services in England.
  • To advise on a wide range of issues relating to library services development. These are likely to include the following (though this is not intended as an exhaustive list):

    Quality, standards and performance
    Innovation in service development
    Patient information services
    Widening access
    Publicity and promotional activities
    Core library services including alerting services and the development of the physical library environment

  • To form task and finish groups as required to deliver the work programme

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