#AMillionDecisions Campaign

Every day across the healthcare sector in England more than a million decisions are made that have a profound and lasting impact on people’s lives .

The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and Health Education England (HEE) are campaigning for decisions in the healthcare sector to be fully evidence-based, calling on everyone involved in policy making and care delivery to make use of the skills of librarians and knowledge specialists in meeting their obligations under The Health and Social Care Act 2012.

As well as providing access to thousands of books and e-books, and millions of journal articles, library staff provide services such as alerts for new information, literature searches, systematic review support, and answers to clinical questions.

The literature search service for instance is used by Trust staff to help with updating policies, diagnosis and management of specific conditions, or service improvement projects.

To find out more about how we can support evidence based practice, visit our website.

For more information about the campaign, visit the campaign website or follow the #AMillionDecisions hashtag on Twitter.

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