Our Clinical Librarians work with health professionals and multi-disciplinary teams to provide the evidence colleagues need to deliver patient-centred care and guide practice throughout our Trusts. We join clinical meetings responding to urgent clinical questions from colleagues. We also offer a literature searching service, to search for evidence, providing a summary of the literature, and assessing the quality of evidence. Literature searches can be requested to inform teaching, research and publication, audit, develop a business case or support a quality improvement project. Much of our work is also involves providing evidence to aid authors developing clinical guidelines, policies and procedures.
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Hello I’m Rayanne the new Clinical Librarian here at SWFT. It’s a brand new role for our Trust and an exciting opportunity for both our Library Service and for me personally. I’m really looking forward to working with colleagues and teams throughout the Trust to make it easier to connect colleagues with the evidence needed to deliver the best possible care, develop their professional skills, and inform Trust policy and service improvements.
More than ever before time is a huge barrier to accessing evidence so I’m here to lighten your load and make it easier for you to access, use and evaluate the evidence you need to fulfil your roles.
My background is in public libraries and the heritage sector but something clicked following a visit to the Clinical Sciences Building, UHCW for a Learning at Work event. Speaking to a Clinical Librarian I instantly knew where I was heading next. I’ve now been working in the NHS for 8 years, the last 4 as Librarian at George Eliot Hospital where I’ve enjoyed working with the Paediatric, Clinical Skills and Nurse Practitioner Teams to name but a few.
My first few weeks has involved the usual practicalities such has getting SWIPE Card access, sorting I.T., getting to know the Library, a week back covering for colleagues at George Eliot, and a GEH/SWFT wellbeing walk up a mountain in Snowdonia! I’ve been made to feel very welcome by the Medical Education Team here at Warwick and no longer getting lost in the corridors here in the Education Centre.
You can find me in the Library or Education Centre (Room 109) but I’ve also been meeting other teams and colleagues virtually. Hopefully it will soon be safe to meet colleagues in person at all our hospital sites and those working in the community to promote Library Services and evidence-based practice in our Trust.
Please contact me on 01926 495321 ext. 4287 or 07385938849 or email: Rayanne.Byatt@swft.nhs.uk