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Running the Library

Finance And Budgeting

Source of Funding

  • Your own Trust 
  • MPET: MADEL (Medical and Dental Education Levy)
  • MPET: NMET (Non-Medical Education and Teaching)
  • MPET: SIFT (Service Increment For Teaching – this is money intended to support medical students)
  • Money from other Trusts – given for providing library services to their staff

Collection Development

For links please see Collection Development page.

Interlibrary Loans

IT Issues

See chapter IT in the NHS in  A Junior Doctor's guide to NHS

User Surveys

User Education and Training 

Clinical Librarians And Information Skills Trainers Group (CLIST) CLIST is a group formed by NHS clinical librarians and information skills trainers working across London.

CLIST’s training toolkit contains a range of resources including details of the search skills training courses that are co-ordinated by the London Health Libraries Staff Development Group and run by members of CLIST.Trust Policies and Procedures

Marketing And Publicity

For further information, refer to the FOLIO course Promoting and Marketing Library and Information Services” (ProMISe)

See also examples from the LQAF innovation submissions.


Information about how copyright affects libraries in the NHS


Developing a Library Strategy document

Alignment toolkit - case studies illustrating both how health libraries are aligned with the priorities of the NHS and fulfill the purposes of health libraries.

NHS Library Quality Assurance Framework (LQAF) 

LQAF innovations -examples from London Health Libraries in the four categories of innovation (Process, Organisational, Marketing and Product Innovation) within their service

Impact Assessment

 See also

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