Wednesday, 20 December 2017

How are we doing? New comments boards for your feedback

We are always keen to get feedback from our users. We want to know what we are doing right, what services you value, and, just as importantly, what we are getting wrong. Are there things we could do better? Things we don't do at all that you would find useful?

To this end we have created comments boards at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries and we are inviting you to leave us some feedback. 

Good or bad, we would really like to know what you think about the services we offer, the resources we buy on your behalf and anything else relating to the library service.

Next time you come in please have a look at the feedback we are being left and if you have a minute, tell us what you think (you don't have to leave your name unless you would like us to respond). After all, it is your library service...

Friday, 15 December 2017

Christmas opening at the libraries

All of the libraries will be open as normal up to Friday the 22nd of December.


Berrywood Hospital Library will be staffed from Wednesday the 27th until Friday the 29th of December, and then will reopen on Tuesday the 2nd of January.

Isebrook Hospital Library will be closed after Friday the 22nd of December for the Christmas period and will reopen on Tuesday the 2nd of January. Please contact one of the other libraries if you require any help during this period.

The Richmond Library at Northampton General Hospital will be staffed from Wednesday the 27th until Friday the 29th of December, and then will reopen on Tuesday the 2nd of January.

24 hour access will be available to registered users as normal throughout the Christmas period at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries.

We would like to wish you a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2018.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Brief network outage at the Richmond Library, Friday 15th of December

In order to carry out some preparatory work for the installation of Wi-Fi, the networking team will have to take the Richmond Library completely offline.

This will happen at 8 am on Friday the 15th of December and means there will be no internet or network access (including printing and  access to our self-issue machine) for up to 30 minutes.

We apologise for the inconvenience. 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Web site of the month: NIHR Search Signals

NIHR Search Signals
Designed to make important research evidence easily accessible to clinicians, practitioners and managers, the NHS National Institute for Health Research have set up a service called Search Signals as part of their Dissemination Centre Portal.

Each week they publish three or four new ‘Signals’ – short summaries of health research that have appeared recently in peer-reviewed journals.

This is a free, open access site and is fully searchable. Anyone can sign up on the website to receive a monthly update of all Signals that are published, or choose to receive Signals in particular categories.There is also an RSS feed available.

This summer the Dissemination Centre launched a new product: ‘My Signals’, which gives different readers’ personal perspectives on research published in the Signals format. The latest of these has been selected by two surgeons.

Search Signals is a great way to keep up to date with short summaries of the latest evidence and expert commentary.  Highly recommended.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Trial of the Wiley Medicine and Nursing Journals collection

For all of December we are having a trial of the Wiley Medicine and Nursing Journals collection.

The collection features over 400 full text journal titles (you can find the full list online here) covering acute medicine, mental health, nursing and research with titles available including :
  • Birth
  • British Journal of Psychology 
  • Cancer
  • British Journal of Surgery
  • International Journal of Dermatology
  • Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Journal of Clinical Nursing
  • International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
  • Nursing in Critical Care
  • Prescriber
To access any of the titles in the collection all you need is your OpenAthens password (you can register for one here if you don;t have an account).

All of our journal content is available via two different routes:
  • If you are interested in viewing a particular title, simple go to the Journals A-Z list and log in. You can then browse or search for any journal.
The video below from our NHS library colleagues at Mid Yorkshire Hospital gives a great overview of the variety of content available (but please don't contact them if you have any problems!).

Please let us know if you have any feedback on the collection or need any help with access.


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Improved access to NHFT systems at Berrywood Hospital Library

We have seen recently that NHFT staff don't always find it easy to access the systems they need when they are out of the office.

To try and make life a little bit better we have set up two of our computers at the Berrywood Library so that NHFT staff can use their own login and access clinical systems, shared drives and anything else they would normally find on their office PC.

You can also use the NHFT corporate WiFi at the Berrywood and Isebrook libraries if you have a mobile device.

If you need access when you are out and about, the library at Berrywood offers another place you can work. Best of all, if you register as a library member you can use this facility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (and you may just find we can help you with other things too!).

Friday, 24 November 2017

Library training programme 2018

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/437748
"If only I knew how to find the right evidence..."
Need to find information to support your clinical practice? Need to make a decision but can't find the
supporting evidence? Starting a course but can't find the study material? Found the evidence but unsure what it means? Going through nursing re-validation? We can help.

All of our training programme dates for 2018 are now available on the Library's web site.

Our courses are free to access for staff and attached students from Northamptonshire Healthcare and Northampton General Hospital.

They are aimed at both clinicians and managers who want to be able to find, evaluate and use the best possible evidence to support their decision making.

So what do we offer?

Tailored sessions

  • If you can't make one of our workshops we can arrange a one-to-one session with you, either at one of the libraries or in your place of work if it is suitable.
  • We can created a tailored session for your team or department and deliver it in any suitable location. From a 10 minute update on the library service to a full three hour training session, just let us know what you need.

Our scheduled workshops


  • The PreCourse Course
    If you are returning to study, or starting a formal academic programme for the first time, our PreCourse Course may be just what you need. This three hour workshop is designed to give you the information skills you need to make you studies that bit easier. The session cover things like finding the material on your reading lists, using databases and how to identify good quality information. It also covers searching for evidence and guidelines and how to access electronic journals. Everything you should need to get you started.
  • Literature Searching
    If you need to access primary research, our literature searching course may be the answer.  This will enable you to effectively search a number of databases such as Medline, HMIC (healthcare management) or the British Nursing Index through the NHS's HDAS interface. We'll show you how to search, save your results and even access full text journal articles, straight from the databases.
  • Critical Appraisal Skills
    Once you have found the evidence, you need to know what it means and if you can rely on it, and that is where our critical appraisal skills sessions come in.Our Introduction to Critical Appraisal workshop will take you through the statistics, terminology and process, while our highly interactive Critical Appraisal in Action session gives you the opportunity to appraise a research article in a group facilitated by one of our librarians.
  • Evidence into Practice
    "CPD time and a reflective account? Sign me up"

    If you are a nurse undergoing revalidation, try our Evidence into Practice course. It offers the opportunity to refresh (or learn) your skills in searching for the latest evidence, while finding information that is relevant to your day to day work.Come to the course with a question related to your scope of practice and go away not only with updated skills, but also with evidence to feed back in to your department. You will log 2 hours and 30 minutes of CPD time and at the end of the session will complete one of the 5 reflective accounts required by the NMC for revalidation, based on what you have learned.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Calling all nurses & AHPs - help needed with a database trial

Health Education England have organised a trial of the Ovid EMcare database as part of the plan to re-procure the NHS national core content (electronic journals and databases available to all NHS staff in England) in 2019.

Depending on the results of the trial HEE may decide to procure EMcare along side, or instead of, the CINHAL database currently available.


EMCare holds over 3,700 full text journals covering nursing and allied health topics. This includes 1,800 titles not currently available in other databases (you can find a short introductory video here and a full list of all the journals on the database here).

For the trial HEE are particularly interested in the database interface and how easy you find it to search (the full text content is not actually accessible).

To access the EMcare trial go to http://demo.ovid.com/demo/lp/emcare_nhs/ You will need your OpenAthens password to log in.

To complete a short (6 questions) feedback survey on EMcare go to: https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/emcaretrialsurvey

The trial is available now and runs until the 29th of January 2018.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

New clinical overviews and books added to Clinical Key





Clinical Overviews

Clinical Overviews are a quick and easy way to find evidence-based answers to your clinical questions.

Whenever you do a search in Clinical Key if there is a topic overview it will appear as the first result and also in a box on the right of the page.

Clinical Overviews are not book or journal content; they are concise, easily scannable summaries which include evidence-based information, current guidelines, and the latest advances on medical conditions. Clinical Overviews are tailored for clinicians.

The following topics have been added in November:
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Choledochal cyst
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Digoxin, digitoxin, and other cardiac glycoside toxicity
  • Ethylene glycol toxicity
  • Lung cancer (non-small cell)
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Open-angle glaucoma
  • Viral meningitis

Books

Elsevier have also added new electronic books to Clinical Key this month, including:

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.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Apps & electronic resources drop-in session, 15th November

Did you know the library has a number of different free apps available to give you easy access to lots of our electronic content?


Do you want to know more about accessing electronic journals, books or databases? Have you had problems with registering for an OpenAthens password? We can help.

The library is holding a drop-in session between 12 and 2 on Wednesday the 15th of November, in Seminar Room 1, Cripps Postgraduate Centre, Northampton General Hospital.

Come along and find out about:
You can also bring along any problems or questions you may have about anything to do with making the best use of our electronic resources (or indeed anything else library-related).

To save time (and your data!), please pre-install the app(s) you are interest in on your device and we would be happy to help you set them up during the session.

If you have any questions please contact the Library. We'd be 'appy to see you on the 15th...

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Late opening at Berrywood & Isebrook libraries on the 7th November

Due to staff training Berrywood Library will not be staffed until 10:45 on Tuesday the 7th of November (out of hours access is available as normal to registered members).

Isebrook Library will open at 11.15.

The Richmond Library at Northampton General will be staffed as normal.

Apologies for any inconvenience. 

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Web site of the month: Fingertips: health and wellbeing indicators

Produced by Public Health England, the Fingertips site contains a broad selection of health profiles
containing a large number of statistical indicators across a range of health and wellbeing themes.

The profiles allow you to:

  • Browse indicators nationally, regionally or down to individual CCG level
  • Benchmark local data against regional or national averages
  • Export the data 
The themes are organised by national public health priorities such as AMR (antimicrobial resistance), diabetes, mental health or sexual and reproductive health.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

How does the NHS work?

The King's Fund have created a short video, How does the NHS work? An alternative guide, to give a snapshot of how the NHS is currently structured and the changes it is currently working on to improve both patient care and sustainability.

The guide gives you a clear overview of the structure of the NHS in 2017 and the wide variety of organisations that are involved in the management and inspection of services and the care of patients, as well as current changes and developments.

If you have every wondered what an STP or ACS is, or want to know more about the Five Year Forward View, this short animation will give you the answers.


Thursday, 12 October 2017

Advanced warning - Richmond Library PC replacement

Good news! All of our public workstations at the Richmond Library, Northampton General Hospital are going to be replaced with new computers.

There will inevitably be some disruption when this work happens, but it does mean our users should get greatly improved performance from all of our computers.

We will be letting everyone know as soon as we have a confirmed date for the replacement to start.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The great library book sale starts Monday 16th October

It's back! We are holding a sale of books recently withdrawn from our stock, starting at 9 am on Monday the 16th of October at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries.

On offer will be a variety of titles, including previous editions of textbooks as well as other items covering lots of different subjects and disciplines.

There are some real bargains to be had but they do tend to sell quickly so we advise you to get here early in the week for maximum choice. Everything must go!

And if you like to buy new books (or anything else), don't forget you can also support the library if you shop at Amazon.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Web site of the month: Stoptober



Following on from the recent announcement from Public Health England that quitting success rates are at their highest level for a decade, come the Stoptober campaign.

The Stoptober website is full of information and resources to aiming to give smokers the best possible chance of quitting.

The site features information on stop smoking medicines and electronic cigarettes as well as technological solutions like the Stoptober App, Facebook Messenger chat and daily support by email, as well as links to local face-to-face support.

The Stoptober site is a really useful site for anyone thinking of quitting and you even have the option of announcing your intention to give up via the social media sharing options.

Given that  if you stop smoking for 28 days you are 5 times more likely to quit for good, Stoptober is the perfect opportunity to start stopping for good...


Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Completed 100 day journey - reflection on the Global Challenge


Phew! The Library Stampers have completed the 100 day Global Challenge so time to soak those aching feet in a big bowl of water and contemplate our achievements over a nice cuppa.

Collectively we covered 3,356 miles by walking, swimming or cycling and we arrived at our final location of Warsaw in Poland…which has the world’s tallest four faced clock tower!

Along the way we completed several mini challenges for example taking 75,000, 100,000 or 125,000 steps in 5 days. Several of our team even completed over 1 million steps each and as a team we completed over 7 million steps; that’s a lot of walking!

Reflecting back on the Challenge, it was fun to be part of a team and to give and receive encouragement from others. It definitely raised awareness of how much (or how little) exercise/walking some of us were doing each day however sometimes it was quite a challenge to fit in walking into each day. So, the experience in three words? Motivating, challenging, fun.

Where do we go from here? Find a balance between exercise, work and personal commitments so that fitness and general wellbeing are increased and to do less sofa surfing!

Monday, 25 September 2017

All libraries unstaffed Monday the 2nd of October

Due to a trust event, all the libraries will be unstaffed for the day on Monday the 2nd of October.

Access will still be available to registered members at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries via our swipe card system. Isebrook library will be unavailable.

All sites will reopen as usual on Tuesday the 3rd.

Apologies for any inconvenience. 

Thursday, 21 September 2017

To sleep perchance... New blog on sleep research.

Interested in the latest research on sleep and sleeplessness? There is a brand new blog covering just this topic.


The Sleep Bulletin is produced by the Joint Education & Training library at Mid Cheshire Hospitals and will feature research articles around this topic. There isn't huge amounts of content on the blog yet but it will grow over time and is well worth a look if you have a professional (or personal) interest in sleep and insomnia.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

New books added to Clinical Key


Elsevier have added new electronic books to Clinical Key this month, including:

Books


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.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Web site of the month: Jane (Journal Author Name Estimator)

Have you been conducting research or written a paper but have no idea where to get it published? Jane can help.

Jane, or to give the site its full name, Journal/Author Name Estimator, is an easy to use tool that can find journals that publish the sort of content you have written about.

http://jane.biosemantics.org/


Simply enter the title or abstract from your work (you can also search by keywords) into the search box and Jane will compare your text with the millions of articles indexed in Medline and recommend the journals which best match your area of interest.

Not only that, you can also use Jane to find relevant articles to cite in your paper by doing the same thing. You can also search for authors who's work best matches your area of interest.

Jane does not retain the information you supply for longer than it needs it to return a list of results. If you are worried about protecting your work there is also a scramble button. This arranges your content into alphabetical order, rendering it very hard to read for anyone else trying to intercept it, but making no difference to the search functionality.

Jane is a simple, versatile tool that is really helpful for those considering writing an article for publication, as well as those looking for a publisher.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Help us to buy the books you want to read

We want to be sure that the books we buy are the books you actually need to support your work and learning.

We review publisher's catalogues, scan reading lists and peruse different web sites, but what we like best is when you tell us what you need.

That is where our books on approval scheme comes in.

Every two months our supplier sends us a selection of new publications on relevant health topics which are available for you to review and suggest titles for us to purchase (or sometimes, not to purchase!).

Our current selections will be available at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries until Friday the 6th of October. Topics covered include:
  • Anatomy
  • Medicine
  • Mental health, counselling, psychology and psychotherapy
  • Nursing
  • ...and many more
Of course we are always happy to have recommendations for new stock on any health related topic.

You can also find a list of titles we have recently purchased (including previous On Approvals) on our web site and all of our stock via the library catalogue.

Monday, 21 August 2017

August bank holiday closure

The Libraries will be unstaffed on Monday the 28th of August for the bank holiday.



Access will still be available for registered members via our swipe card system at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries (just don't forget to bring your library card!), but Isebrook Library will be closed.

We reopen as normal on Tuesday the 30th at all of our sites.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

New books added to Clinical Key




Elsevier have added a new electronic books to Clinical Key this month, including:

Books
To access Clinical Key all you need is your OpenAthens password (register online here if you don't have one) to get started.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Web site of the month: Clinical Key







Clinical Key is a great resource containing lots of full text content and a host of other features. Aimed at practising clinicians, it's a really useful way to access evidence based information.

If you are a junior doctor, consultant, nurse or AHP, Clinical Key will have something to offer you.

Everything is discoverable using a simple search engine that recognises medical terminology and offers quick short cuts to the information you need.

The search engine offers a number of simple filters to increase the accuracy of your results and you can also select the type of content you want (books, journal articles, guidelines, etc.).  You can also browse for specific titles if you know what you are looking for.

Full text content includes
  • 1,400 topic pages giving an overview of disease diagnosis, risk factors, treatment and more
  • Over 600 electronic journals covering a broad range of specialities including the whole Lancet series
  • 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
On top of all this content, Clinical Key also has a Presentation Maker which allows you to take images and add them to a PowerPoint presentation which you can download. It will even automatically add references as you go.

You can access Clinical Key online at www.clinicalkey.com, (and the site adapts well if you are using a tablet or smartphone). There is also a free app that allows for easy use on the go for Android and iOS (Apple) devices.

To access Clinical Key (and the app) all you need is your OpenAthens password (register online here if you don't have one) to get started. If you register for an account on Clinical Key once you have logged in you will also be able to save your searches and content.


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Half Time in the Global Challenge!

We’re now half way through the 100 day 2017 Global Challenge and The Library Stampers have been ‘stepping out’ and building up the step count; 4,266,884 steps to date. It’s about time for a short rest and a cup of tea to contemplate the journey so far, and to give ourselves a little pat on the back.

The team have (virtually) walked across America to Canada, then back down and admired the Statue of Liberty, sunbathed in Cuba, hung out with the Sloths in the Amazon Jungle, took in the view from Table Mountain in Cape Town and have now reached the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. 

Along the way we have been collecting more virtual trophies for setting and beating personal bests, completing mini challenges set by the Global Challenge organisation and setting personal step milestones such as 500,000 steps. We are also in the Trust's top 10 most improved teams.

The last 50 days have made us more aware of how much (or how little exercise) we do each day and how it can be tricky fitting it in between the daily commute and a desk job.

The Global Challenge is also about general health and wellbeing and provides useful information, hints and tips on improving nutrition, mindfulness and sleep quality.  We may be tired but we're looking forward to the next 50 days!

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Disruption to library catalogue & out of hours access Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th of July

Due to an essential software upgrade to our Library Management System there will be some disruption to our online catalogue from 4 pm on Monday the 24th of July and overnight. The upgrade process is scheduled to finish late morning on Tuesday the 25th of July after some testing.

During this period library staff will also not be able to access the system.

You will still be able to search for items (although some periods of disruption where there is no access are possible), but you will not be able to log in, reserve or renew items.

Our self-issue machines will also be out of action, but you will still be able to borrow items or request the renewal of a current loan.

There will also be some disruption to out of hours access and users may find they are unable to swipe into the libraries at Berrywood and Northampton General over night.

Apologies for any inconvenience. 

Monday, 10 July 2017

A mile in my shoes: stories from health and social care

In 2016, the Health Foundation teamed up with the Empathy Museum to develop a collection of stories from people working in, and using, health and social care in the UK. With each story that was shared, the individual donated a pair of shoes.

A Mile in My Shoes is an interactive shoe shop that invites you to step into someone else’s shoes and embark on a mile-long physical, emotional and imaginative journey to see the world through their eyes.

This collection of stories showcases the remarkable contribution and challenges faced by those working in, and using, our health and social care system.

Re-imagined for digital audiences, you can now share in this immersive experience online.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Important changes to the BNF and BNFC apps

There is a new version of the BNF and BNFC apps now available.

The previous versions produced by NICE will soon stop being updated and so it is important to install the new one in order to ensure you are using the latest information.

The good news is that the new version has been completely redesigned and no longer requires you to log in with an OpenAthens password. The app is being made freely available to any non-commercial users in the UK (it is not available outside the UK)

The new version also contains all the information from both the BNF and the BNFC in a single interface (you can select which you want from a drop down menu).

The app can be configured to automatically update itself (which is does on a monthly basis) so you can always be sure you are using the most current information.

There is also an evidence grading feature where you can see the strength of the evidence behind recommendations within the content.

The app is currently available for iOS (Apple) and Android devices. There is no Windows phone version at present.

For more information please see the BNF App FAQs page.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Web site of the month: Educator Hub

Educator Hub is a new e-learning resource aimed at educators and supervisors of doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, pharmacists, allied health professionals and healthcare scientists that has recently gone live.

The content, which is hosted on the Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) Hub, includes both academic and video-based practical modules, such as supervision, feedback, workplace based assessments and Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP).

These have been migrated from HEE Kent, Surrey, Sussex's e-Training for Trainers (etft) platform together with London's Multi-professional Faculty Development modules. Complementary content from other regions will also be included to produce a national resource.

Modules are linked to the new 'Professional Development Framework for Educators' which is being adopted in London and South East in the first instance. The framework domains map to professional regulatory standards for education and training including HEE's Quality Framework standards and are applicable to all educators working in clinical practice and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) as guidance for best practice.

Nearly 50 modules will be available initially, with complementary resources from elsewhere to be included in due course. All the resources are free to access (just browse the catalogue of modules). Registration with the site allows you to track your learning, provide feedback and keep copies of certificates of completion. 

Friday, 23 June 2017

New books and journal added to Clinical Key




Elsevier have added a new journal and electronic books to Clinical Key this month, including:

Journal

Books

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.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The Library Stampers are back!

After a break last year, the Trust has submitted another selection of teams to the 2017 Global Corporate Challenge and once again the Library Service has answered the call.

The Library Stampers are a team made up of people from all the library sites and contains some staff who completed the challenge in 2015 and some who are completely new to it.

The Global Corporate Challenge sees teams from across the world measuring their physical activity for 100 days which is translated into progress on a virtual trip across the globe.

Starting at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Library Stampers are taking a virtual walk across the Americas. By day 28 the team has crisscrossed the US and Canada, and made it to Santiago de Cuba, having done over 2,236,300 steps

With a higher than average daily step count, for both the competition and our Trust, the team are making great progress on their world virtual tour, winning (virtual) trophies, increasing their daily amount of exercise (and beginning to wear holes in the library floors...).

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Guest WiFi at the Berrywood & Isebrook libraries



We have had access to staff WiFi for some time but there is now WiFi freely available for visitors at the Berrywood and Isebrook libraries (and throughout the hospitals).

To connect your device simple turn on the WiFi, select NHFT-Guest and open your web browser. Enter your email address and once you have accepted the terms and conditions you will be connected.

You connection will last for up to two hours after which you may need to re-select the guest WiFi.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

New citation export function in Clinical Key

Clinical Key has a new export citation feature. This will enable you to make better use of your search results by selecting and exporting references, allowing you to store, organise and share them.

Researchers who often develop their own database of citations may find this new feature particularly useful.

When you have searched Clinical Key you will find the citation export icon against each reference.



You can then export you citation(s) from Clinical Key in several different formats and you can chose to include abstracts or just the bibliographic reference. Formats available from Clinical Key are:

  • RIS for End Note, Reference Manager, Procite and Menderley
  • BibTeX for Menderley
  • Text

Monday, 5 June 2017

Library closure Thursday 8th June

Due to staff training, Richmond Library at NGH  will be closed from 9.00am to 1.00pm on Thursday 8th June.

Access will still be available to registered members via our swipe card system and Isebrook and Berrywood Libraries will be open and staffed as normal.

We apologise for any inconvenience...

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Spring bank holiday closure

All the libraries will be unstaffed on Monday the 29th of May for the bank holiday



24 hour access is available as usual to our registered members by swiping in using your library card at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries.

We reopen as normal on Tuesday the 30th at all of our sites.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Our email is back!


Our IT team has worked its magic and our access to email is now fully restored. 

It may take a while for us to get around to replying to everything that has been waiting since Friday so please bear with us.

We have also found there are some problems with some of the emails received up until now too, so if it is really urgent, you might want to resend it or give us a call instead.

This also means you should again start to receive email and text reminders if your loans have become overdue.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

On approval books available for review

We want to be sure that the books we buy are the books you actually need to support your work and learning.

We review publisher's catalogues, scan reading lists and peruse different web sites, but what we like best is when you tell us what you need.

That is where our books on approval scheme comes in.

Every two months our supplier sends us a selection of new publications on relevant health topics which are available for you to review and suggest titles for us to purchase (or sometimes, not to purchase!).

Our current selections will be available at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries until Friday the 16th of June. Topics covered include:
  • Anaesthesiology 
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Paediatrics 
  • Psychology & psychotherapy
  • Psychiatry & mental health
  • ...and many more
Of course we are always happy to have recommendations for new stock on any health related topic.

You can also find a list of titles we have recently purchased (including previous On Approvals) on our web site and all of our stock via the library catalogue.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Electronic overdue item reminders unavailable

The Trust email system is still currently out of action so we are unable to send out either email or text (SMS) reminders for overdue items. Instead, we will be posting overdue notices this week.


If you have a book that you think might be due back soon, please check the date stamp label in the front. Alternatively, you can also log into the library catalogue to check your due date(s) and renew any of your loans.

We also have the Bookmyne app (available for Apple and Android devices) which allows you to manage all of your loans and search our catalogue.

Of course you can also pick up the phone and call one of the libraries if you have any questions about your book loans (or anything else).

Monday, 15 May 2017

We are currently without email


Due to the ongoing issue with the global cyber-attack, we currently do not have access to email (although all of our other systems are fine).

The Trust was unaffected by the attack itself, but are taking precautions to manage the situation.

We will let you know when our email is available again. In the mean time if you need anything you can call the Berrywood, Isebrook or Richmond libraries.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

New books added to Clinical Key


Elsevier have added new electronic books to Clinical Key this month, including:

Books

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.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Web site of the month: Medicines Learning Portal: Clinical problem-solving for pharamacists























The Medicines Learning Portal is designed for pharmacists in their first 1000 days of practice,
although the content may be of interest to the wider pharmacy community.

The site aims to support pharmacists in developing their clinical problem solving skills by:
  • Providing knowledge about medicines, and addressing basic principles of medicines safety for key subject areas.
  • Showing the right questions to ask when problem-solving.
  • Recommending sources of information about medicines.
  • Guiding pharmacists on how to apply their professional judgement.
  • Advising on communication techniques for delivering expert advice.
The site is divided up into a number of areas including:
The site is produced by University Hospitals Southampton in partnership with Health Education England and Thames Valley and Wessex Chief Pharmacists' Network, It is also endorsed by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

May Day bank holiday closure

All the libraries will be unstaffed on Monday the 2nd of May for the bank holiday

24 hour access is available as usual to our registered members by swiping in using your library card at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries.

We reopen as normal on Tuesday the 2nd at all of our sites.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Changes to Clinical Key

Clinical Key has received an update this month with some changes to the design as well as the way you navigate the system.





As well as these changes, Elsevier have added new electronic books and a journal to Clinical Key this month, including:

Journal
Books

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.