Clinical Librarians

Our Clinical Librarians work closely with clinicians and their departments, attending clinical meetings, medical decision meetings, educational ward rounds, as well as department journal clubs. 

  • We help inform patient care by bringing knowledge and current evidence direct to the clinician, both in clinical meetings and at the bedside. 
  • We are happy to discuss your needs and see how using this service, including adding evidence search and critical appraisal expertise to your normal clinical activities, can enhance the delivery of your service, the academic progress of your teams, and ultimately supporting the best patient care. 

Primary Care Outreach

Our Clinical Librarians also offer an outreach service which aims to bring an awareness of library and information services to primary care staff in their own surgeries, practices, or units.

  • One of our Clinical Librarians will travel out to your place of work to give an introduction to our services, and the online resources that we offer. 
  • We are happy to run training sessions in effective literature searching, evidence-based practice, critical appraisal, and understanding statistics.

If you would like to find out more information, or to arrange a visit to you or your team, please contact Mark Kerr who covers Ashford, Canterbury and the South Kent Coast CCGs, or Jonathan Baker who covers Margate and the Thanet CCG area.

Who to contact

Mark Kerr  |  Clinical Librarian

Based at William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, and also covers Kent and Canterbury Hospital and South Kent Coast CCGs (Deal, Dover, Folkestone).

Jonathan Baker  |  Clinical Librarian

Based at Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate, and also covers Thanet CCG area.


Gain skills in evidence searching and more with EKHUFT Library and Knowledge Services


Do you understand the different types of data and how they should be represented? Do you know how and when to use statistics as descriptive, or to show difference and validity? Are you preparing for research or exams? 

Featured below are some samples from our teaching sessions. To find out more, please contact Mark Kerr (contact details can be found at the top of this page). 

Making sense of different types of statistical information
Making sense of different types of statistical information
Making sense of different types of statistical information