The Role of the Chief Knowledge Officer
The Report of a National Review of NHS Health Library Services in England: From Knowledge to Health in the 21st Century recommends that every NHS organisation should have a Chief Knowledge Officer. The purpose of this role is to provide leadership and oversight to enable all NHS staff to access and apply the best available evidence in supporting every aspect of the clinical care of patients. This document has been created to help NHS organisations implement this recommendation, and establish this role and its responsibilities. This record includes a link to a role description for a CKO as well as a context document to explain why these roles are necessary (from record).