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"Evidence-based knowledge is a very powerful tool, and you're the one who knows how to access and share it"

Resources, news, events and insights for librarians, information and knowledge workers in health and social care.

What’s happening in healthcare

Develop your skills

CILIP members have access to the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB), a self-assessment tool to help you plan your career by mapping your knowledge and identifying any skills gaps you have.

Our PKSB for the healthcare sector has been developed in partnership with Health Education England and encompasses the specific skills required for librarians, information and knowledge workers in health and social care.


Network with like-minded professionals in health and social care

As a member you can join any of our 21 Special Interest Groups and enjoy events, research, share best practice and participate in online communities.

HLG is a UK based network of individuals working in or professionally interested in health and social care both in the UK and abroad. You'll find members working in health and social care, academia, civil service, professional associations, voluntary and public sectors. HLG welcomes students and anyone with an interest in knowledge, library and information services, data and informatics.

More information

"Being part of my professional body is so important and provides me with a sense of belonging"
Alison Day
Lis Manager, NHS East Dorset

"How library and information services are driving forward improvements in healthcare"
Rob Webster
Chief Executive
NHS South West Partnership

"How does CILIP membership help your career ambitions
Sue Lacey-Bryant
Senior Advisor
Knowledge for Healthcare


CILIP has been part of the Health Education England Knowledge for Healthcare (KfH) workforce development project since it began.


A Million Decisions

CILIP and Health Education England campaign for decisions in the healthcare sector to be fully evidence-based, calling on the government and health service providers to employ and make use of the skills of librarians and knowledge specialists.

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The Right Decision

CILIP in Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland and Scottish Government eHealth campaign to raise awareness of the role of NHS Scotland librarians in ensuring that decisions in the healthcare sector are fully evidence-based.

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Health Library and Information Services Directory

HLISD provides a comprehensive directory of health libraries and information services across the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland

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