The Team


The Library and Knowledge Service team offer a wide range of support and services to our users. The team is multi-disciplinary with a number having particular knowledge or skills as follows. Please feel free to contact us with your information need.

Sarah Stones
Library & Knowledge Service Manager
Sarah has 30 years' experience of working in health libraries. Her main remit is managing all aspects of the service provision both at the trust and to the NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB, two public health teams and primary care across Nottinghamshire. Sarah is also co-chair of the Nottinghamshire Health Information Forum, a group comprising of information specialists from health and public libraries, charities and third sector organisations. 

Colin Lynch 
Deputy Library and Knowledge Service Manager
Colin’s role is to deputise for the manager and line manage the day-to-day running of the service. He also supports and encourages evidence- based information skills training including critical appraisal, searching and infographics.                                                                             

Mandy Tidswell/Yvonne Finnigan 
Our two Primary Care Knowledge and Evidence Managers with a particular focus on providing support to the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB and public health teams. This includes in-depth searching, Individual Funding Requests and information skills training.

Sarah Thomas 
Primary Care Evidence Support Librarian
Sarah’s role is to support and encourage evidence-based healthcare in primary care as part of a Health Education England vanguard. She is based at the Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub at Platform 1 in Nottingham, but remains part of the professional librarian team at KMH. 

Michelle Bendall

Evidence Support Librarian
Michelle's role is to provide information skills training and evidence searches to support evidence-based health care.                                     

Amy Pellow
Assistant Librarian - Evidence Support
Amy’s role is to provide support to the Evidence Search Service and contribute to the various current awareness services the library creates.

Sylvia Shelton
Senior Library Assistant
Sylvia is responsible for the document supply service and answering general library enquiries. Once a month Sylvia goes out to Newark Hospital Library and visits the departments on site.

Linda Hopwell
Library & Resources Officer
Linda has extensive knowledge of and provides support for both the main library stock, and also for the Health Promotion section and leaflets collection. Linda also supports the dementia collection and the Schwartz rounds with provision of relevant information.

Valerie Owen
Library & Resources Officer
Val has extensive knowledge of the leaflets collection and co-ordinates the public health campaigns. She also supports parents at the Down's syndrome clinic.