Photo: Poster display at the HLG 2016 Conference which was held in Scarborough
Please find below the photos and abstracts of all the posters.
1. Evaluating point of care tools: Dollars and sense
Patty Fink, Michael McArthur & Penny Moody-Corbett, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
The clinical information needs of library users are varied, and those same libraries are pressured by fiscal restraint, limiting the number of resources that can be made available. In order to ensure that the information needs of students and faculty in their clinical education settings were being met, while balancing a need for fiscally responsible selection, a point of care tool review was undertaken at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. The first step was to establish a Point of Care Tool Working Group whose mandate was to recommend the point of care tool that best met the articulated needs of the students and faculty. This poster will outline the activities of this working group, including: the selection of representative membership to the working group; conducting the literature review to select tools for evaluation; establishing the assessment/evaluation criteria for the selected tools including a needs assessment; and detailing the mechanisms employed for soliciting feedback from users. This poster will provide a roadmap that others can follow when selecting a point of care tool.
2. The InterTASC Information Specialists' Sub-Group Search Filter Resource (ISSG SFR)
Julie Glanville, Carol Lefebvre & Kath Wright, York Health Economics Consortium, Lefebvre Associates Ltd & Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
This poster describes the ISSG Search Filter Resource (SFR) that collects and evaluates search filters. Sections of the poster explain what search filters are and how they are designed, giving an example of when you would want to incorporate a search filter into a database search strategy. New search filters that are identified are added to the relevant section of the ISSG SFR website as well as to the "recently added" section on the site. Librarians and information specialists can contribute to the ISSG SFR by sending details of filters not already listed or by critically appraising search filters already on the site. The SFR is designed for librarians and information specialists engaged in literature searching in health and social care. It collects together search filters of all types and for all databases making it easy to identify relevant filters to incorporate into search strategies. Reports and descriptions of search filters are spread throughout the literature and can be difficult to identify. As the SFR is the only resource of its kind it can save users both time and effort.
3. Exposing the Expo: Sharing trust projects
John Glale & Susan Smith, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Leighton Hospital is a small district general hospital with a strong research culture supported by regional and national networks. This poster shares its experience of promoting research and improvement projects carried out in the Trust, so that other Library & Knowledge Services can be inspired to build their own connections with other teams to share organisational good practice and learning. The highlight of their research year is the annual 'Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Healthcare Exposition' (Expo). They work together to arrange the guest-judging panel, promote the Expo, review abstract submissions, support re-submission and creation of posters for the exhibition. Expo posters have been re-used to share learning in different departments and settings.
4. HLISD: celebrating ten years of service to the health libraries community
David Law, Richard Osborn & Julie Ryder, WHISE, Health Education England & HLISD
HLISD (The Health Library and Information Services Directory) was launched as a website in July 2006. HLISD is an initiative now jointly funded by Health Education England and CILIP Health Libraries Group. To mark the 10th anniversary, the HLISD Board sent out a survey to assess how valuable people felt HLISD to be, prior to celebrating its first ten years. It was publicised as widely as possible within the UK health sector and received 200 responses. The survey results highlighted the value of having an online directory available that was easily navigable by end users and editable by local editors. It is a well-respected tool that promotes the value of the health library network. The comments have been taken on board as a possible redevelopment of the website is being explored. The poster will give an outline of those ten years, give a brief summary of the responses and give details of the plans for the future.
5. Exploring the Library & Knowledge service role in guidelines management
Sarah Jane Owen, Tracey Pratchett, Dominique Gilroy & Susan Smith, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Health Education England & Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
This was a collaborative project between Health Libraries North West Quality Group and Yorkshire and Humber Health Library and Knowledge Network to review the current roles of Library and Knowledge Services (LKS) in producing and disseminating guidelines, with a view to identify and share current best practice and provide evidence to be used by those who were keen to become more involved in the process. The survey, disseminated via the LIS-Medical and LIHNN mailing lists to library staff working in the 215 Library services in NHS England, aimed to gather information about the role of LKS in the creation, management, and dissemination of external and internal guidelines within the NHS organisations that they serve. The poster will share the complete findings and outline the limitations of the study.
6. Finding systematic reviews on pain: building the KSR Pain Evidence database
Shelley de Kock, Kate Misso, Caro Noake & Lisa Stirk, Kleijnen Systematic Reviews Ltd
Information Specialists developed a sensitive strategy and SR filter to maximise recall of candidate references. Embase, MEDLINE, MEDLINE In-Process Citations, MEDLINE Daily Update, Cochrane Databases of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), PsycINFO, Allied and Complementary Medicine Database (AMED), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) and CINAHL were searched to retrieve systematic reviews on pain and pain relief management. Searches were limited from 2010 onwards. Results were downloaded, and duplicates removed using EndNote X6. Experienced Information Specialists sifted results to remove non-SR records, reviews of reviews, reviews of guidelines and non-pain records. Reviewers then critically appraised each review, using an adaption of the risk of bias ROBIS tool. For each review, an overall risk of bias, summary and clinical bottom- line statement was written. Findings will be of interest to information professionals because the results prove that it is essential to search multiple sources to ensure a comprehensive retrieval of SRs on pain as relying only on MEDLINE and Embase could mean a substantial 30% of SRs are missed.
7. Developing the Department of Health eArchive
Craig Abbs & Sarah Long, Department of Health
The Department of Health has published a large amount of material, including reports on various health conditions, internal departmental communications, inspection reports, inquiry findings, communications to hospital boards and NHS trusts, guidance on health and medical care process, employment conditions and working practices in the health services. Librarians in DH are building on the work of predecessors who sought to capture and archive as much of this material as possible - by beginning to address the issue of preservation for the digital age, and to increase access to this collection, which is currently in storage in a Cheshire salt mine. In 2013 the British Library was engaged to digitise the collection of circulars, which dates from 1970 onwards. Known as the DH eArchive this repository is still very much a work in progress. Like most libraries the DH faces increasing resource restrictions so the future of this project presents many challenges, but it is hoped that all these unique documents can be digitised and preserved as part of our national heritage and ultimately made available freely online.
8. Making access to evidence easier: NICE Evidence Search provides quick, easy, access to the latest systematic reviews
Catherine Jacobs, Jayne Jeffries & Sue Jennings, NICE
NICE Evidence search provides access to selected and authoritative evidence on health, drugs and technologies, public health, social care, and healthcare management and commissioning in one place. Guidance and secondary evidence forms an important part of this collection and systematic reviews from the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) have always been included in the collection. On hearing that DARE was coming to an end the Evidence Information Service (EIS) team at NICE decided to look at how they could fill the gap in access to high-quality assessed systematic reviews of health and social care interventions. The EIS team piloted a process to retrieve systematic reviews from PubMed and to quality assure them according to agreed criteria. The reviews that met this standard would then be added to NICE Evidence search. This process built on experience identifying and indexing non-interventional systematic reviews. Since February 2015 over 9000 new and quality assured systematic reviews from PubMed have been added to NICE Evidence search and these can be easily found using the systematic review filter. With the increasing volume of systematic reviews being published worldwide and the challenge for the NHS to maintain and improve patient and public care in the light of financial pressures, there has never been a greater need for the skills of the information professional. The systematic review collection is an example of using these skills to develop a collection, which is rigorously sifted.
9. NICE Guideline surveillance: do update decisions differ if based on systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials vs systematic reviews only?
Michael Raynor, NICE
NICE conducts surveillance every two years to decide whether a guideline update is necessary. Searches to support these update decisions at the six and ten year timepoints since publication employ a systematic review (SR) only study design filter. SRs and randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are searched at all other time points. This poster assesses whether update decisions would have been different if both SRs and RCTs had been included compared with SRs only. The study will report on whether the SR plus RCT search would have lead to different update decisions compared to a SR only search, and how often these discrepancies arose. Additionally, the number of relevant and unique RCTs retrieved for each topic and their impact and study limitations will also be reported. This poster will be of benefit to people who practice or who are interested in systematic search techniques and systematic review methods in health and social care. The poster will also describe how researchers and information specialists worked together on this project and as a result how the information specialists involved developed their skills in systematic review techniques beyond searching.
10. Library learning on demand
Phillip Barlow, Andrew Milne, John Nyman & Georgina Wildman, Imperial College, London
NHS staff are well known for having limits on their time, which can make attending non-mandatory training exceptionally difficult. But CPD requirements mean that the training offered by the library is often vitally important to maintaining the clinical knowledge that healthcare professionals require to be effective in their roles and keep up to date with their ever evolving areas of practice. The launch of NHS England's "Knowledge for Healthcare" framework led the NHS Group within Imperial College London library to look at ways in which they could evolve their service to incorporate the areas indicated by KFH. An immediate way to do this came thanks to the library's subscription to a video editing software package, allowing them to begin producing short training videos for NHS users to be able to use when it is not convenient for them to be able to ask a librarian directly. Online video is one response to the flexible and active "just-in-time" and "just-for-me" services urged in KFH, allowing the team to give targeted support wherever and whenever users need it, even from the smartphone in their pocket in the middle of a night shift.
11. What evidence is there to support the employment of trained and professionally registered health librarians?
Alison Brettle & Michelle Maden, University of Salford & University of Liverpool
Health library, information and knowledge professionals make a significant contribution to the overall aims of the organisations that they serve. And yet, their skill set may often be over-looked and their contribution under-valued. In 2015, CILIP funded a project that identified the evidence to support the employment of trained and professionally registered library, information and knowledge workers. This included a systematic scoping review of the literature, which underpinned the development of a set of evidence-based propositions. This poster summarises the results of the project that relate to health library, information and knowledge workers. The evidence clearly demonstrates the positive impact of health librarians and library services across multiple outcomes. This evidence will help health libraries and librarians demonstrate the impact of their services to stakeholders.
12. Search summary table
Alison Bethel, University of Exeter
It is good practice in systematic reviews (SRs) to publish the search strategy used for each database. These can be used to inform future related reviews and update searches. However, it is currently not considered necessary to publish which databases held the relevant records and whether these were found by the search. Tracking and publishing this information as an additional search summary will aid information professionals in choosing and using resources more effectively. This poster shows how to develop a search summary table which can easily be used at the end of all SRs to inform future systematic reviews and methods of searching including update searches, scoping searches, updates to SRs, rapid reviews and scoping reviews. The table will be useful for all health information professionals as it will provide them with evidence for database selection on a specific question. The poster will present the tables with a QR code to take those who are interested straight to a downloadable version.