Our Remit

Knowledge and Library Services is part of the Research, Translation and Innovation Division, within the Health Improvement Directorate. The service has a remit to support and underpin all PHE business activities, as well as a responsibility to work with national partners to achieve better collaboration and value for the wider health system, and to help build capacity and capability within the wider public health system.
The service offer:
  • expert literature searching, information retrieval and enquiry services
  • document delivery & inter-library loans
  • access to resources (databases, e-journals, ebooks, physical collections,  OpenAthens accounts)
  • information skills, critical appraisal, and research skills training
  • knowledge updates and alerting services
  • knowledge management services and facilitation, including peer assists, after-action reviews and support for communities of practice
  • integrated & embedded subject-specialist liaison to identify, source, manage & disseminate evidence for PHE Priority topics
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