Monday, 19 December 2011

Christmas opening at the Libraries

Book Tree by Cindy Sharpe
We would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous new year and we look forward to seeing you in 2012. 

Berrywood Hospital, and the Richmond Library will be open between the 28th and 30st of December, and from Tuesday the 3rd of January.

24 hour access will be available as usual to registered members throughout the Christmas period.

The Libraries at Francis Crick House and Isebrook Hospital will close on Friday the 24th of December and re-open on Tuesday the 3rd of January. Please contact one of the other libraries for help during this period.

Monday, 12 December 2011

New Critical Appraisal course and dates for all training in 2012

 The Library Service offers a number of different training courses, freely available for all NHS staff and attached students in the county.

Dates and venues for the whole of 2012 are now available on the Library web site.

Critical Appraisal
  • Critical Appraisal: an introduction covers the basic principles of CA, covering the different types of research, statistical terminology and using checklists to conduct an appraisal. The ideal course for those new to the topic.
  • New for 2012Critical Appriasal: in action is a follow up session giving you the opportunity to appraise a randomised controlled trial, using the information learned in our introductory training. The paper will be circulated in advance although time will be allowed for reading it in the session.This course is aimed at people who have previously attended Critical Appraisal: an introduction or similar training.
Health on the Web
  • A Basic Introduction to Health on the Web is a step by step guide to the basics of the Internet using good quality health web sites. A 100% hands on course for those who are not confident using the internet. This course is available on demand.
  • Literature Searching offers an introduction to searching for published literature, showing you how to find journal articles on a subject from databases such as Medline and the British Nursing Index and is a good starting point for those undertaking academic courses.  
These courses can also be delivered in your work place and even tailored to you particular needs. For more information about the courses, or to book onto a course please contact us.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

RCN: improve patient care with the right skill mix

RCN: improve patient care with the right skill mix: The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed the Government’s commitment to giving patients more information about their care, but has said it is 'vital' that new benchmarks in England, announced today, do not become additional targets that will place further pressure on an already stretched NHS workforce.

From anaesthesia to statistics, by way of mental health and neurology... new books in stock

A medical student (was) by AlSaee
A medical student (was), a photo by AlSaee on Flickr.
The Library Service covers all subjects and disciplines in the local NHS trusts and we are constantly updating our stock. Every month we produce a list of new titles added to stock.

You can now see what we have added to our collection in December.

We are also always happy to receive recommendations for new items to buy, and we also have a selection of titles on approval which you can view and recommend for purchase.

You can find all the stock from all of our sites, including items we have on order on our catalogue.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Health Promotion Resources is now closed for moving

The Health Promotion Resources service has now closed for its relocation to the new base in Northampton.  We regret that during this time the service and all resources will be unavailable whilst it is packed and relocated.

The service will reopen on Tuesday the 3rd of January at:

Boothmeadow House
Museum Way
Riverside Park
Northampton NN3 9HW (Click here for a location map)
Temporary telephone number: 01604 362964
Email (unchanged):
Follow us on Twitter for updates: @HPRNorthants

We look forward to meeting customers old and new at our new base in 2012.