Project Team: Victoria Kirk, Clinical Librarian
Description of product/service: Journal Clubs help to bridge the gap between research and practice. This service aims to support staff in developing the evidence based practice and critical appraisal skills required to run a successful Journal Club by signposting relevant resources, tools and services. Available to all prospective and existing Journal Clubs within the organisation and those organisations with which the library service has a Service Level Agreement. The service signposts relevant resources, it does not offer library staff to facilitate Journal Club meetings.
- People – one professional librarian assigned to each Journal Club.
- Time – time needed to liaise with Journal Club contacts to discuss requirements of group.
- Expertise / skills – critical appraisal skills
Alignment to Local, Regional and National Objectives:
- 2008 HELICON accreditation report recommended further development of critical appraisal training.
- Hill Review: Clinical decision making by patients, carers and health professionals; Lifelong learning; Research
- Darzi framework: Improved healthcare; Clinical leadership; Training and the workforce
Intended outcome for customer / organisation / library: Delivery of support for journal clubs
Next steps: Project review date(s) 12 month review of service.