Knowledge and Library Services.

Supporting the primary care workforce to access reliable resources and achieve safe, high-quality healthcare and health improvement.


Key Services Provided by your Primary Care Knowledge Specialists:

 Horizon scanning bulletins: collections of articles, guidance, reports and web resources
 KnowledgeShare: personalised current awareness service giving you the latest evidence in your field
 Sharing knowledge within your teams: make the most of HEE tools before, during and after an event
 Workforce tools: knowledge retention and transfer tookit
 Knowledge Mobilisation self-assessment tool: a tool to help health organisations make better use of external evidence and organisational knowledge

 Literature Searching: taking the heavy lifting out of evidence searches, saving you time. If you require a literature search, please complete this form

Contact your Knowledge Specialists:
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View the Knowledge Library Services Flyer: Please click here

The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub connects NHS staff and learners to high quality knowledge and evidence resources in one place. 

You can access all online resources on the Hub with your NHS Athens login. You can register here by entering organisation: North East and North Cumbria Primary Care. If you forget your password, your account expires or you have other questions please contact us.

Applying knowledge into action is the currency of a successful healthcare organisation. 

Navina Evans, Chief Executive of HEE


Health Education England funds the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub, which for the first time nationally, is connecting NHS staff and learners seamlessly to a significant range of free, high-quality knowledge and evidence resources, services, databases, all in one place.

NHS professionals make millions of health and care decisions every day. The challenge of ensuring these decisions are based on the latest insight, alongside decades of evidence and research, is being met head-on with the arrival of the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub.

KnowledgeShare – Evidence Updates

Too much information? Our NENC Knowledge Library Specialists can create targeted, personalised evidence alerts to keep you up to date with your professional interests.

Contact them at  to create your KnowledgeShare profile or explore the database:

Watch and learn why you should work with Librarians
and Knowledge Specialists to help power change.

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Access e-resources including: journals, databases, 
e-books, BMJ Best Practice and patient information


Start your search on the Hub or learn more through our user guide!

Whether searching for published knowledge and evidence for patient care, management decision-making, education, research, or just professional curiosity, the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub is set to become the starting point for every search.


BMJ Best Practice

 You have access to BMJ Best Practice– a key clinical support tool for Primary Care staff:

 Earn credits while searching for answers to your clinical questions. Use to show continuous improvement. Keep a record of your activity on your personal dashboard and print certificates of your progress. Works seamlessly across desktop and mobile app.



Books can be posted to your workplace.

Search the North East NHS Libraries and beyond catalogue here, or the North Cumbria Library catalogue here.


Health and Wellbeing

 Uplifting resources for the NHS by the NHS: Books, poetry, pilates and more; access here.


Make NHS KLS Part of Your Team Throughout Your Nursing Career.

 Watch this short video to find out how NHS Knowledge Specialists can support nurses throughout their career.



Your Dedicated Knowledge Specialists

Tracey Garbarino

(West and Central localities)

My name is Tracey Garbarino, I have many years’ experience of working in libraries from Carlisle, the Great Border City to Ho Chi Minh City. I am passionate about continuous learning, have a thirst for knowledge and am a firm believer in collaboration being the key to success.

Julie Weeks

(North and South localities)

I’m Julie Weeks and I’ve worked in Public and NHS Libraries across the North East and Cumbria. Twelve years NHS experience has enabled expertise in satisfying the information needs of healthcare staff and students, using new ways of working to encourage learning and development across health and care communities.

 Contact your Knowledge Specialists:


"Welcome to your Library service for Primary Care" - An Overview of Knowledge Library Services Video

An Introduction to the Knowledge Hub and How to Search for Information Video

Check out the National HEE site to see how Knowledge Specialists are working with other training hubs.