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HSG (97)47: Library and information services

  • Document type:
    Health service guideline
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    6 November 1997
  • Primary audience:
    Health and social care professionals
  • Gateway reference:
    1997
  • Series number:
    HSG (97)47
  • Pages:
    5
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown copyright

Libraries are a key resource for clinical effectiveness, for research and for education and training, all of which are crucial to the delivery of high quality health care. The lack of recent national guidance on library and information services and the complex funding arrangements for library services has led to the fragmentation of information provision within the NHS and not all NHS staff have access to the health knowledge base. This Guideline sets out key to information via the development of multi-professional principles and actions for improving access library and information services. It supersedes HM(70)23

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