We are delighted that an impact case study collected by our library and knowledge service has been accepted for inclusion into the national repository. The case study relates to the evidence which Olwen Revill, Evidence Specialist, provided to support the development of the paediatric home enteral feeding service which ‘saved time’ and ‘informed the service specification’.
Library and knowledge services are encouraged to collect data on the value and impact that they contribute to their organisations. This is an increasingly important part of our national quality assurance programme. Impact case studies can be submitted for peer review by the quality team and those which meet the criteria are included in the national repository. Health librarians and knowledge specialists working closely with staff and organisations within the NHS and wider health sector bring tangible benefits, including savings in time, costs and better operational efficiency. Inclusion in the repository is a mark of distinction for the service for which the whole team is congratulated.