UK Health Security Agency
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is responsible for protecting every member of every community from the impact of infectious diseases, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents and other health threats.
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- Accepts donations
The UKHSA provides intellectual, scientific and operational leadership at national and local level, as well as on the global stage, to make the nation’s health secure. UKHSA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care.
The aim of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) Knowledge and Library Services is to help protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduce inequalities, by providing and mobilising the best available evidence for public health. The service aims to facilitate access to the evidence base for public health through a range of mediated, embedded library, information and knowledge services, delivered at the point of need.
The service offers:
• expert literature searching, information retrieval and enquiry services
• document delivery & inter-library loans
• access to resources (databases, e-journals, ebooks, physical collections, OpenAthens accounts)
• information skills, critical appraisal, and research skills training
• knowledge updates and alerting services
• knowledge management services and facilitation, including peer assists, after-action reviews and support for communities of practice
• integrated & embedded subject-specialist liaison to identify, source, manage & disseminate evidence for UKHSA priorities