Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Would you like to work for us? We are recruiting...

Northamptonshire Healthcare was recently given an Outstanding rating at its last CQC inspection, has been nominated for numerous awards, and won the Health Service Journal's prestigious Trust of the year 2018, all of which makes it a great place to work.

The Richmond Library
We are looking to recruit a part-time library assistant based at the Richmond Library, Northampton General Hospital, as well as providing cover at our satellite library at Isebrook Hospital in Wellingborough. 

The post is 30 hours a week, working 9 - 5 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 

We're looking for someone with great customer service skills as you will often be the first point of contact with the NHS staff who use our services.

We need someone who is adaptable, confident, and able to deal with the full range of staff and students. You will have a good level of general education and be IT literate. Previous experience of working in a library would be a bonus but is by no means essential. A sense of humour would also be an asset.

Isebrook Library
Our library assistants undertake a range of general duties including staffing our reception desks and dealing with users, carrying out library inductions for individuals and groups, sourcing documents, answering enquiries and supporting users with finding information and general IT queries.

You will also be given overall responsibility for one or more areas of work, and of course, appropriate training will be given.

If you are interested in this role you can find more information, including how to apply, on the on the Trust's web site here.

We look forward to hearing from you...

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Changes to our fines for overdue items

We appreciate how busy all our members are, and that is isn't always so easy to return or renew your loans exactly on time.

Given that, we have decided to hold a one year trial of scrapping our fines for overdue items.

From the 1st of April we will no longer be charging fines on items returned late to us, with one exception.

You will be guaranteed to keep an item for the initial 6 week or 14 day loan period but after that we can change the due date and ask you to return it earlier than expected if it has been requested by another user.

Fines for late items we have recalled will now be £0.50p per item per day (up to a maximum of £7.50 per item). This is to help ensure that users don't have to wait too long for items in demand.

Very overdue items will be charged at the replacement cost, plus a £25 administration fee, as they are now.

Don't forget you can renew your books in a number of ways:

We hope these changes will make our stock more accessible to all staff within NHFT and NGH.

Monday, 18 March 2019

New national collection of electronic resources available from April 2019

Health Education England have now finished their re-procurement of the NHS National Core Content.

The core content is a selection of electronic resources that are purchased on behalf of all NHS staff in England and available via NHS Open Athens accounts.

Following the re-procurement some services have been withdrawn from the core content collection and others added. Most notable on the withdrawals is the decommissioning of CINAHL plus with full text, which means the loss of a large number of nursing journals online, as well as the Health Business Elite database.

The new core content selection will be available from April 2019 until March 2022 and consists of:

Point of Care tool ~new~
HEE have announced the provision of a point of care tool.

BMJ Best Practice provides summaries of evidence to support decision making in clinical practice and offers "step by step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention is updated daily using robust evidence based methodology and expert opinion".

Databases (available via the HDAS interface):
  • AMED (Allied and complementary medicine)
  • British Nursing Index
  • CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)
  • Embase
  • Emcare ~new~
  • HMIC (Health Management Information Consortium)
  • Medline
  • PsychInfo
Electronic journals collections (available via My Journals and HDAS)
Please contact the Library Service if you have any questions about the national core content or any other of our electronic resources.