Apologies for Cross Posting
Dear All
Many thanks to all of you who replied to my request for information on Policies, Procedures, Guidelines and Competencies Hierarchies on Intranets/Internets. 
I have listed the replies below:
"Our Trust organises them by hospital department."
"I developed a taxonomy for our policies."
"Ours are organised by Department or Directorate and a search facility is available."
"The temptation to design something bespoke usually lands up with more complexity than is needed or practically functional. We are looking at this process ourselves and probably edging towards the conclusion that any KM categorization is likely to have to include links to both internal and external documents. We may conclude that adopting a model from, say, NICE or SIGN, might be flawed and open to criticism, but would have the traction needed with the wider environment to deliver practical usefulness."
"Two pictures for you - no-one asked us about hierarchies! It's Basics: clinical or non-clinical"
"I’d be very interested in any responses you get; ours are currently all over the place, some under “Trustwide”, some under “HR” or “Employment”, some under “Nursing” "
"On our Intranet, policies are listed in A-Z fashion. But you also have the option to browse using the headings below:
Corporate Affairs
Emergency Planning
Estates & Facilities
Human Resources
Safety & Governance
Kind Regards
Mandy Beaumont MSc MCLIP
Knowledge and Library Services Manager
Library and Information Service
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Preston Hospital
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