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PKSB for Health
PKSB for Health

The PKSB for Health outlines the broad range of skills required by librarians and knowledge specialists working in health, enriching the with the addition of examples from a health sector.

How the PKSB for Health benefits you and your employer:


  • It outlines the broad spectrum of knowledge and skills that you require across the profession.
  • Provides a self-assessment tool for you to plan your personal development and planning .
  • A means to demonstrate your unique skill set to employers and enhance their understanding of the competencies required of librarians and information professionals.
  • Employers use it to inform role and service redesign as well as staff training, supporting staff recruitment and retention. Similarly healthcare managers can use it with staff as part of the appraisal process, and in talent management conversations.
  • Employers and Library and Knowledge Service Strategic Leads use it to support workforce planning and development - at local, regional and national level.



How to access the PKSB for Health


For CILIP members:

The PKSB for Health download is used alongside the online PKSB tool.

For non-members working in the NHS:

Access via NHS Library and Knowledge Service

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