Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Richmond Library 10th birthday quiz - winners and answers

The Richmond Library celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this month.

As part of the festivities, we invited you all to enter our fiendishly difficult library quiz. The results are now in and the winners have claimed their prizes.

1st prize, a £20 Blackwell's voucher, being
presented to Namita Matthews by Jane Cooper

2nd prize, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine
being presented to Sarah Lowe by Jane Proctor

A big thank you to Blackwell's who kindly donated these prizes.

3rd prize, a posh pen, being presented to Alex Robinson
For those of you who entered but didn't win, we thought we might console you with the answers to the quiz questions (and we hope you enjoyed the free cake!).

Q. Since the Richmond Library opened approximately how many library visits have there been?

A. Over 200,000

Q. How many books have been borrowed from the Richmond Library since June 2005?

A. 83, 526

Q. How many journal titles can you access full-text online using your NGH Athens login?

A. 16,419

Q. Which online resource does the library provide access to, Clinical Key, Medical Masterclass or UpToDate?

A. All of the above

Q. How many years of library experience do the 7 members of the Richmond Library team have between them? 

A. 153 (which makes some of us feel very old)

Q. How many journal articles has the library obtained for our users since June 2005?

A. 11,478

Q. Who said “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”?

A. Cicero

Saturday, 27 June 2015

New electronic books added to Clinical Key

Elsevier have added some new electronic book titles to Clinical Key this month.

New titles available online include:

Clinical Key is a fantastic, easy to use resource that contains huge amounts of full text content including:
  • 1,400 topic pages
  • Over 600 electronic journals 
  • Over 1000 electronic books
  • 850 First Consult monographs
  • 17,000 + medical / surgical videos
  • 300 + Procedures Consult videos
  • 15,000 patient education handouts
  • 2.2 million images
  • You can find a full content list here
To access Clinical Key all you need is your OpenAthens password (register online here if you don't have one) to get started.

Our subscription to Clinical Key this year was generously funded by the 

Friday, 19 June 2015

Library catalogue out of action from 4 pm on Thursday 25th of June

The library catalogue will be unavailable for a few hours from 4pm on Thursday 25th June while we upgrade our library management system.

You will not be able to look up books to find if we hold them or log in to renew your loans. You will still be able to borrow and return books at each of our libraries or renew loans by contacting us.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please ask staff for any help you need.

Happy 10th birthday to the Richmond Library!

The Richmond Library is celebrating its 10th
anniversary this month! The library moved
into its current premises in the William Kerr Building
 (Area J) on the 21st June 2005.                                                                    
To celebrate we are having a library open day on Monday 22nd June. 
Please pop in to find out more about us and what we can do to support you. There will be free cakes, sweets and drinks available plus your chance to win a £20 voucher courtesy of Blackwell's, by entering our library quiz!

The open day will run from 9am-5pm, and we look forward to seeing you there!

You can contact us on extension 5929 or email richmondlibrary@nhft.nhs.uk

Visit the library website at http://www.library.northants.nhs.uk

Inside the Richmond Library

Friday, 12 June 2015

Our library web site is out of action temporarily

If you need our library catalogue you can access it:  http://nhft.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/default/?

You will be able to renew or check any items that you have out on loan or look for any items that we have in stock.

Apologies for the inconvenience

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Local Health Profiles 2015 for Northamptonshire now available

Data for Northamptonshire
Public Health of England have published the Local Health Profiles for Northamptonshire. The
profiles draw together information which includes:
  • An ‘At a glance’ summary description of people’s health in the area, which includes information on locally identified priorities
  • Maps and charts showing how the health of the area compares to the national view and information on health inequalities within the local authority
The Health Profiles website also provides interactive maps and charts for users to create their own views of the data, and links to further supporting and relevant products.

You can find all of the profiles for Northamptonshire on the Health Profiles site.

Alternatively you can find the profiles for individual areas here:
You can also find the updated Local Alcohol Profiles for England here.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Global Corporate Challenge week 1

And they're off...

The Global Corporate Challenge finally started last week and the Library Stampers donned their pedometers and started stamping. 

Our pre-walk estimates of how many steps we did each day proved to be way too low (or were we all scuttling here and there, worried about letting the team down?).
At the end of the first week we’ve averaged 12,042 steps each a day, covering 262 miles. Our virtual journey has taken us from Tokyo to Yokohama and Mount Fuji, on the Bullet train to Kyoto and Osaka and finally by plane to Seoul.

Seoul by night

There are a few aching joints and possibly too much time is being spent on checking our position on the leaderboard but it’s certainly making us think about how active we are. Gardening, looking after grandchildren and of course shelving books are all providing us with more exercise than we realised.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Web site of the month: First steps for Health Care Assistants

Produced by the Royal College of Nursing, the First Steps site is designed to support people getting started in their health care assistant career.

First Steps is a simple e-learning package that takes you through a basic introduction to the work of health care assistants. The site contains a series of short sections which include:

  • The role of the HCA
  • Patient safety and person-centred care
  • Safeguarding
  • Interpersonal and communications skills
  • Health and safety
  • Infection control

The site also features downloadable content such as a reflective diary and a competency checklist which is mapped against National Occupational Standards and the NHS Knowledge and Skills framework. You can even take an assessment quiz to check your learning.

Completely free to access, the site is a really useful starting point for those beginning their career as a health care assistant.