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Information needs of the public health workforce in 2015
Date23 March 2016
This research from UKHF Research and Information Services team, investigates the information needs of the public health workforce in 2015. It builds on previous 
research to look at information access, information use, information skills and barriers to information. Two online 
surveys were created and disseminated gathering both qualitative and quantitative data. Results showed that there 
are various uses for information. Respondents felt confident in their literature search skills but less confident in managing bibliographic references and critical appraisal. There were common barriers to information including lack of time and financial restrictions. The results from this information needs assessment support findings from previous research. Further research should explore ways to overcome barriers to information and get a better 
understanding of individual sector needs and barriers to information.
  • Information services
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