PKSB for Health

CILIP launched the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB) in 2012 following extensive consultation with employers, the library, information and knowledge community and learning providers. Health Education England published Knowledge for Healthcare: a development framework for NHS library and knowledge services in England in 2014. Our two organisations have partnered to create this version of the PKSB to help the health sector develop the library and knowledge service workforce it needs for the 21st century. 

The PKSB for Health outlines the broad range of skills required by librarians, information and knowledge professionals working in health. This version has been enriched with the addition of examples from a health setting throughout.

More information can be found in the brochure which can be downloaded using the link below.

Access for CILIP Members

CILIP members can access the PKSB for Health two ways.
  • Login to the CILIP website and access the online PKSB tool. The PKSB for Health is included as a downloadable PDF which you can use alongside the online tool.
  • Access a downloadable PDF from the link below

Non-Members working in the Health Sector

Non-members working in the health sector can access the tool from