New Training Dates
Looking for training in Literature Searching or Critical Appraisal? See the Events page for details of upcoming sessions.
Health Information for Ukrainian Speakers
The health library community have compiled a list of websites which may be useful for communicating with and supporting Ukrainian speakers.
Click here to find the list and please get in touch if you’d like to recommend other websites.
We’ve been busy updating our collection! Browse a list of the books we’ve acquired so far in 2022 right here: https://koha.healthlibrariesmidlands.nhs.uk/cgi-bin/koha/opac-shelves.pl?op=view&shelfnumber=909
Whether it’s health promotion, leadership or medication management, there’s something for everyone. We’ve added more titles from the popular Oxford Handbooks series, as well as books specifically for nursing associates, and many more.
Take a look at our online catalogue, where you’ll also see the huge range of items you can now borrow from health libraries across the Midlands as part of the new HeLM consortium. Library membership is free and open to all Trust staff, volunteers and placement students.
Welcome to our new Senior Library Assistant!
Hello! I’m Nathan Field, your brand new Senior Library Assistant at Warwick Hospital Education Centre Library. I’ll normally be behind the desk as your first point of contact, whether you’re borrowing a book, figuring out how to use the photocopier, or just making use of our quiet space during your hectic NHS day.
I’m a Warwick University graduate with a background in Life Sciences, but I’d say I’ve learned at least as much from my subsequent experience working in retail. I can fully relate to the challenges and rewards of working with and assisting people from absolutely every kind of background.
Outside of work, I sing in a choir, do my best to keep my houseplants alive, and try to see as much of my nieces and nephews as I can.
It’s such an exciting time to be joining the Library team as we look to develop and modernise the services we offer. But some things never change – a Library is always as much about being a calm, safe space as it is about learning and finding information.
I’ve been made to feel incredibly welcome by the lovely team at both Warwick and George Eliot, and can’t wait to get to know more of my new colleagues across our Trusts, so do drop in and say hi!
Healthcare Database Advanced Search (HDAS) and NICE Evidence Search Closure Notice – Notice from NICE
Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS) and NICE Evidence Search have now closed. From 1 April 2022 you will only be able to access bibliographic databases via provider interfaces. Visit our HDAS closure page for information to help you prepare.
If you need help moving from HDAS to provider interfaces, and your organisation has a library service, please contact the Library.
For Medline, Cinahl and Psychology and Behavioural Sciences go to EbscoHost on this website
For Embase go to https://ovidsp.ovid.com/
For other searching resources go to the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub or TRIP Database
Please visit the help file for tips, guides and videos on how the features work. We have retirned the links to HDAS and NICE Evidence Search for the time being as there is useful information available.
INTRODUCING: Your new NHS Knowledge and Library Hub
NHS professionals make millions of health and care decisions every single day. The challenge of ensuring these decisions are based on the latest insight married with decades of evidence and research is being met head-on with the arrival of a brand-new online search.
The Health Education England funded NHS Knowledge and Library Hub brings together a vast range of databases, journals, NICE guidance and other support tools in one place. Designed to give quick and easy access through a secure online platform, we hope this will help practitioners, trainees and students with their professional development and evidence-based care.
It’s particularly useful for students on health-related courses (medicine, nursing, dentistry, allied health professions) who go on placement in NHS Trusts. It includes access to:
- over 7,000 journals
- books and e-publications, including Oxford University Press medical handbooks
- one-click access to full-text, or request a copy from the library
- clinical decision support tools such as BMJ Best Practice
- NICE pathways and guidelines
- databases like Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL and PsycInfo.
Streamlining the search for knowledge means that professionals only need to look in one place, rather than scouring multiple resources to find answers to the questions they face.
Offering an intuitive search experience for both quick and in-depth study, the Hub provides access to nationally and locally funded knowledge and evidence resources.
The Hub provides free access to all the HEE core content using NHS OpenAthens,
This means that, once they have signed in, users can tap into the same system wherever their placements and future career takes them.
Start your search, sign up for an OpenAthens account or contact the Library for more information.
Introducing KnowledgeShare – a new, easy way to keep up to date
Helping you access the latest evidence tailored to your needs
KnowledgeShare Registration Form – awaited
What is KnowledgeShare
KnowledgeShare connects health care staff with their local NHS library and knowledge service. Registered users can also use KnowledgeShare to find colleagues with shared interests, helping to spread innovation and collaborate on service improvement.
KnowledgeShare allows members to:
- Request evidence searches from their LKS and find searches requested by colleagues elsewhere (where permission has been given).
- Sign up for highly targeted updates based on their professional interests
- Book onto LKS skills sessions and manage their bookings
- Connect with colleagues based on shared professional interests
For more information on how KnowledgeShare can be tailored to your needs and assistance getting started, please email:
Rayanne.Byatt@swft.nhs.uk or Nicholas.Harden@swft.nhs.uk