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Re: Government Spending Challenge

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"Rowley, Margaret (Knowledge Management)" <[log in to unmask]>

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Rowley, Margaret (Knowledge Management)

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Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:14:30 +0100

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Unfortunately the attitude is actually quite common, and can be found among senior managers in charge of making cuts.  I'm pleased to see that there is now a string of comments on the web site explaining what librarians contribute to the NHS, and the more of these there are the better.  We have to continually make our case heard I'm afraid.

Margaret Rowley BSc MA MCLIP DMS 
Head of Knowledge Management
Worcestershire Health ICT Services
Rowlands Library
Charles Hastings Education Centre
Worcestershire Royal Hospital
Charles Hastings Way
Worcester
WR5 1DD 
 
Tel: 01905 760601 (direct) 
    01905 763333 ext 33765
Mob:07788 415799


-----Original Message-----
From: UK medical/ health care library community / information workers [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Prue, Andy
Sent: 14 July 2010 11:58
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Government Spending Challenge

Stephen

Far from it, I feel 'this observation' is an isolated voice and should
be treated with the contempt it deserves. I would at least have expected
some empirical evidence to back the claim, not just anecdote. For
goodness sake, we're supposed to be cultivating an evidenced-based
environment in our health service, not one based on ill-informed
comments.

One issue that it does raise is that of professional courtesy. I thought
we were all part of a multi-disciplinary Team NHS, obviously not, when
one profession rounds like this on another. So much for solidarity or am
I just naive!!!

Sorry for the tone of this response, it's just that I read the post on
the Treasury site and am seething into my tea!!!

Angry of Tunbridge Wells :-(
 
Andy Prue
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KSS Library & Knowledge Services Development Team,
Calverley House, 55 Calverley Road
Tunbridge Wells, Kent  TN1 2TU

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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Norrey Barbara (5PX)
Mid Essex PCT
Sent: 14 July 2010 11:29
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Government Spending Challenge

-----Original Message-----
From: UK medical/ health care library community / information workers
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ayre Stephen
Sent: 13 July 2010 16:48
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Government Spending Challenge


Dear all,

Before we descend into ad hominem attacks, we do need to take this
observation seriously. If it is true, it is a scandalous waste of public
money. An overstaffed or underemployed facility will do us no favours.
It is also a useful indication of how we are perceived. Unfortunately
the work we do at the higher end of the value chain is less visible.

Kind regards,

Stephen Ayre MA, MCLIP
Clinical Librarian
William Harvey Library
George Eliot Hospital
College Street
Nuneaton
Warwickshire
CV10 7DJ
02476865464 (internal 3094)
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-----Original Message-----
From: UK medical/ health care library community / information workers
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sarah Bruch (Hywel Dda
Health Board - )
Sent: 13 July 2010 16:40
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Government Spending Challenge

We need to find him/her and show them how helpful the library staff
could be if approached. Or maybe put a comment about the fact that many
locum doctors seem to spend vast amounts of time lounging in the library
reading the paper while getting paid vast amounts of money?

Sarah

Enw/Name: Sarah Bruch BSc (Hons), MScDip Teitl/ Title:Rheolwr
Gwasanaethau Gwybodaeth Ysbyty Tywysog Philip/Prince Philip Hospital
Knowledge Services Manager
 
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-----Original Message-----
From: UK medical/ health care library community / information workers
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Elizabeth Nokes
Sent: 13 July 2010 16:38
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Government Spending Challenge

Isn't it just !  Maybe someone should suggest the staff might usefully
help this registrar to spell !

Elizabeth Nokes
Librarian
IGA/GAS Library
1 Daleham Gardens                      
London NW3 5BY
Tel 020 7431 2693
Fax 020 7431 7246
Email:  [log in to unmask]
 
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Tuesday and Wednesday:  10.45a.m. to 17.15 p.m.
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: UK medical/ health care library community / information workers
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Deborah Lepley
Sent: 13 July 2010 16:23
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Government Spending Challenge

I found this unhelpful comment on the Government Spending Challenge
website:

http://spendingchallenge.hm-treasury.gov.uk/how-can-we-rethink-public-se
rvices-to-deliver-more-for-less/cut-hospital-library-staff

Regards

Deborah Lepley

E-Training Librarian
Broomfield Hospital
Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7ET

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