Meet the Library & Knowledge Services Team

We are a team of experienced librarians, committed to supporting outstanding patient care by providing fast, effective and accurate access to quality research and evidence.

We support staff and students across the NHS, including staff and students working in or providing services for the NHS in Somerset and those working in the ambulance service in the South West.

Contact the library

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    Siobhan Linsey, Deputy Library Manager

    Library, Musgrove Park Academy

    Siobhan joined the library service, Musgrove Park Hospital in 2017 after many years’ experience in book-selling, research, education and academic libraries. She conducts literature searches and supplies updates to support evidence based practice. She also provides training in digital, information, and health literacies; bolstering the clinical, professional and educational outcomes of all healthcare colleagues and students on placement within the trust. Siobhan is e-resources coordinator, ensuring easy access to high quality digital resources. Her skills training in this area builds confidence in using the right evidence at the right time to enable high-quality decision-making, extending beyond NHS staff to include patients and the public.

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    Jess Pawley, Improvement Librarian

    Library/Improvement, Musgrove Park Hospital

    Jess has over 12 years' experience in NHS libraries. Jess is based partly in the library and partly within the hospital Improvement Team. Within the Improvement team she helps to support quality improvement by conducting literature searches, signposting to evidence, providing evidence updates and generally helping with any information needs. If you need some help finding knowledge to underpin a quality improvement project or idea get in touch with Jess. Also, if you are a clinical member of staff wanting some evidence to support patient care or a research project let us know. Jess has an interest in systematic reviews.

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    Kate Scobie, Senior Library Assistant

    Library, Musgrove Park Academy

    Kate joined the service in October 2019. She has a background in public libraries, mainly involved in the implementation of the initial roll out of PC’s in libraries and supporting digital implementation. She is a Senior Library Assistant. Her role involves providing training and supporting the work of the library.

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    Natalie Parsley, Library Assistant

    Library, Musgrove Park Academy

    Natalie joined the library service, Musgrove Park Hospital in January 2018. She has eleven years' previous experience locating books for customers, schools account sales, running a fiction book-group and ordering stock for Waterstones Bookstores. She has a background as a Fine artist, writes an art blog in her spare time and has exhibited widely around Somerset including showing her work around Musgrove as part of Art for Life. Her role includes: supplying books and article requests and queries from library users on the enquiry desk, by phone and by email.