Abbas Bismillah Head of Library & Knowledge Services
Abbas is Head of Library and Knowledge Services at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. His journey into Library and information work began in 1986. His background is predominantly education and he has held various posts of Learning Resources Manager, Students Services Manager (managing a diverse team incorporating 3 libraries, Workplacement staff, Student Mentors, Transport and Accommodation teams, Counselling and Careers staff, Online Learning, Student Finance and with an additional remit for Equality & Diversity), Libraries, Careers and Workplacement Manager and has been managing health libraries in the NHS since 2009.
Passionate about embedding knowledge, education and evidence into the organisation at all levels and provision of services that are far reaching and accessible for all our staff, students and volunteers no matter who you are or where you are based. Abbas is also very keen in the use of social media as a tool to inform, share best practice and to connect people and services. Our library services are for everybody. The cook, the cleaner, the nurse, midwives, AHPs, students, PAs, or the CEO.
Responsible for: Library and Knowledge Services at East Lancs Hospitals NHS Trust Learning Centre Library, Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital Mackenzie Library, Burnley General Teaching Hospital