Impact of Library Services

This short survey is to collect information about the value of library services. The questions were developed by a Value and Impact task and finish group working for NHS libraries in England (part of the NHS Knowledge for Healthcare framework). The data you provide will help us understand and demonstrate the contribution of library services.

Version 1.2December 2016.

* 1. Your recently used the library service for:

* 2. From that single use of library services or resources how did you use, or how might you use, the information, knowledge or skills gained? (tick any that apply)

  Have used Probably will use
Personal of professional development
Direct patient care
Teaching or presentations
Sharing information with, or advising other staff or colleagues
Patient information, advising or educating patients, clients or families
Developing guidelines/ guidance / pathways / policies
Audit
Research
Organisational/service development/ business planning
legal or ethical questions
Commissioning or contracting
Publication
none of the above

* 3. From that single use of library services or resources how did the information, knowledge or skills gained help? (Tick any that apply)

* 4. Did your use of library resources or services contribute to any of the following impacts? (Tick any that apply)

  Had an immediate contribution Probable future contribution
Reduced risk or improved safety
Improved the quality of patient care
Saved money or contributed to financial effectiveness
More informed decision making
Contributed to service development or delivery
Facilitated collaborative working
Contributed to personal and professional development
None of the above

* 5. What is your main role?
If it is unclear which option your role fits into you can check the guidance (right click on the link and open in a new window or check online) http://content.digital.nhs.uk/media/11198/Appendix-A-Staff-Group-Definitions-v40/pdf/Appendix_A_Staff_Group_Definitions_v4.0_Final.pdf

* 6. Please add any further comments

* 7. Would you be willing to partake in a brief interview to expand on your answers? if yes please provide name, email and telephone contact details

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