Thursday, 28 June 2012

Local health profiles published for every county and council in England

The Public Health Observatories have published details of local health needs in every county and council in England for 2012, alongside tools to help users analyse the data. There are also interactive maps giving access to the data at a number of different levels.

You can find all the profiles for Northamptonshire here.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Reminder - Richmond Library, Northampton General Hospital will be closed from the 2nd to 9th of July

As we previously advertised, the Richmond Library will be closed from 9:00 am on Monday the 2nd of July until 9:00 am on Monday the 9th. 

We are having a new RFID self issue and security system installed, and all the library books have to be re-tagged.

During this week you can return books via the book box in the Library foyer, but there will not be access to the library during the day or out of hours.

We apologise for any inconvenience but a full service will be available from our other libraries.

Monday, 18 June 2012

National Carers Week 18th - 24th June

18th - 24th June
Carers Week is a UK-wide annual awareness campaign. During the week the UK’s six million unpaid carers are celebrated and recognised for the contribution they make to those they care for, and to their communities.

Carers Week is delivered by a partnership of eight national charities.

More information is available at

The site includes information about events going on during carers week and you can find events in Northamptonshire here.

Friday, 15 June 2012

New books and books on approval

books in a stack (a stack of books) by austinevan
books in a stack, by austinevan 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 the last month. This list includes books on topics such as addictions, cardiology, intensive care, learning disabilities, mental health, nursing, surgery and more...

We are always happy to receive recommendations for new items to buy, and we also have a new selection of 
books on approval at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries.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, 11 June 2012

Diabetes Week 2012

Diabetes UK
Diabetes Week 2012: This year, Diabetes Week takes place from 10–16 June and aims to dispel some of the myths around diabetes and raise awareness of healthy lifestyles.

Over 3.7 million people in the UK are living with diabetes, and there are a further 7 million people at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

We have a wide variety of books about diabetes available in stock.

For more information about Diabetes Week visit

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Advanced warning - closure of the Richmond Library for the first week of July

The Richmond Library at Northampton General Hospital will be closed from 9:00 am on Monday the 2nd of July and reopen on Monday the 9th.  During this time there will no out of hours access.

We are having a new RFID security system installed and need to close the Library in order to re-tag all of the stock.

We will also be installing a self service machine at the same time to make the borrowing of material out of hours much easier.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For the closed week a full service will still be available from Berrywood Hospital Library.