Research and Evidence

Research and its evidence translated into practice plays a vital role in commissioning and clinical practice. The Library and Knowledge Service provides an evidence-finding and evidence-synthesis service for staff working in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB, the Public Health teams and Primary Care Networks with the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS.

We can help with:

  • Access to research databases through an OpenAthens account
  • Document searching (key briefings and guidelines)
  • Scoping reviews and evidence searches on defined topics
  • Training and supporting staff to search for and utilise evidence
  • Providing updates on new and emerging issues in health and social care

For an evidence search request, please fill in the form and return it to

Contact us or a member of the team for more information or to request any of the services above.


Quick guides to finding information

We have put together guides to highlight what information sources are available. The guides provide an overview of where to look, what resources are available and how to keep up to date.


For Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB/Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Public Health teams:

Mandy Tidswell - Primary Care Knowledge and Evidence Manager:

Yvonne Finnigan - Primary Care Knowledge and Evidence Manager:

Amy Pellow - Assistant Librarian Evidence Support:


For primary care staff or members of the Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub:

Sarah Thomas - Primary Care Evidence Support Librarian:


For Sherwood Forest Hospitals staff:

Colin Lynch - Deputy Library & Knowledge Services Manager:

Michelle Bendall - Evidence Support Librarian:




Research and Innovation Repository 

We manage the SFH repository which forms part of the East Midlands Evidence Repository (EMER). A collaboration between regional NHS Trusts and organisations, EMER is an extensive collection of research articles produced in the East Midlands. If you are a researcher it is an ideal place to showcase your work and make it more easily searchable and accessible. You can also set up your own researcher profile. The site is freely available and no login is required. A promotional poster is available to download.