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Continuing Professional Development for NHS Library Staff

Development opportunities for library staff in the South West, Thames Valley and Wessex.

Informal CPD Opportunities

There is a great deal of knowledge and expertise within the SWIMS network which services and individuals are very willing to share with colleagues.

The spreadsheet (in the Related Documents section below) is a first attempt at capturing the expertise and where it is available. There is a wide range of knowledge out there, from RFID implementation to grey literature, Twitter to proof reading, adding graphics in Word to managing EndNote and beyond so do dip into the resource and see if you can draw upon the skills of others.

Some services offer named individuals with the specific skills and knowledge, otherwise simply contact the service using the details provided in HLISD.

If you feel that you have skills to offer to fellow colleagues, please contact Patrick Edmonds to have your name and expertise added to the spreadsheet.


HEE South CPD Bursary 2017-18

The HEE Southern Geography bursary programme will provide one-off financial payments to support professional development activities which have a demonstrable benefit for both the individual/s and the wider NHS South library and knowledge services community.

The upper financial limit of a bursary payment will be

  • Individuals   £500
  • Teams          £750

If for any reason the activity funded by the bursary does not take place, or a training day / conference is not attended, the applicant will be required to repay the amount in full.

Successful applicants will be expected to contribute an article for The Swimming Pool, the regional library newsletter, explaining how the bursary has supported them in their professional development.

Please see the Related Documents section below for the application form.

Please send completed application forms to patrick.edmonds@gwh.nhs.uk. Applicants will be notified of the outcome within 28 days of their application being received.


Please see the Related Documents section below for presentations from previous events.

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