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Library Services

Library Services

L&D library

The COMET Library is part of the Centre of Multiprofessional Education & Training based at The Luton & Dunstable Hospital. Library services are provided to - 

  • Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust 
  • South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT)
  • NHS Bedfordshire
  • NHS Luton

Search, request and renew your library books online Library Catalogue

 

L&D Library Services

Annual Report and Library Strategy

NHS Library Assurance Framework (LQAF) England requests that the annual report and strategy plan is publically available.

The COMET Library Annual Report 2016 - 2017  

The COMET Library Documented Strategy for the Provision of NHS Funded Library Services 2017 - 2019

 

Management and staffing

  • The Library and Information service is managed (operationally and strategically) and led by a qualified librarian as defined by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.
  • There is an appropriate skill mix of qualified competent personnel and support staff to ensure efficient operation of the library and information service, determined by a skill mix review at defined intervals and whenever there are changes to the service.
  • There is a designated Chief Knowledge Officer accountable for the library and information service.
  • The staff responsible for the delivery of the Library and Information Services shall do all of the following:
    • liaise with staff at other HCOs who are responsible for the provision of library services, learning facilities, Education Providers, information and communication technology departments (ICT), and other relevant personnel and organisations, to ensure that best practice is adopted and unnecessary duplication is avoided
    • actively participate in and contribute to the NHS East of England Health Libraries Group and adhere to network policies and standards
    • actively support the implementation of relevant strategies introduced or implemented by the Authority, and national strategies, particularly in connection with the exploitation of evidence based practice and knowledge resources that support service priorities