Sunday, 28 April 2019

May Day bank holiday closure

All the libraries will be unstaffed on Monday the 6th 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.

Isebrook Library will be closed over the bank holiday.

We reopen as normal on Tuesday the 7th at all of our sites.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

BMJ Best Practice now available

Did you know you now have access to BMJ Best Practice?

BMJ Best Practice is a trusted clinical decision support tool which provides healthcare professionals with access to the latest relevant clinical information when making diagnosis and treatment decisions.

BMJ Best Practice includes:
  • A modern, fresh user interface and navigation
  • Enhanced differential diagnosis and treatment algorithms
  • Videos covering the most common clinical procedures
  • Improved page designs with quick links to increase speed to answer
  • More than 250 integrated medical calculators
  • Patient discussions and nearly 400 patient leaflets
  • The latest evidence and Cochrane Clinical Answers
  • Plus an award-winning app that can be used offline, ensuring that you always have the information you need, when you need it. 
To access BMJ Best Practice go to:

Log in using your NHS OpenAthens account (if you don’t have an account yet you can register for one here). 

Once logged in you can also register for a personal account which allows you to record CME/CPD activity for revalidation and you can access it offline via a free app for Android and iOS devices.

To support you in getting started, download the user guide or visit the FAQ section. If you need any more information, please contact the library.

Friday, 12 April 2019

Easter opening

All the Libraries will be unstaffed on Friday the 19th and Monday the 22nd of April for the Easter holiday.

24 hour access will be available as usual to registered members over the Easter period via our swipe card system at the Berrywood and Richmond Libraries.

Isebrook Library will be closed over the bank holiday.

We reopen as normal on Tuesday the 23rd at all of our sites.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Help us buy the titles you need

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 17th of May. Topics covered include:
  • Anatomy and physiology 
  • Autism and ADHD
  • Dementia
  • Medicine
  • Mental health
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology and psychological therapies including CBT 
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing 
  • Paediatrics
  • Public health
  • ...and 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.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

What's new on Clinical Key - new clinical overviews and books added

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:
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Hepatitis D
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Tobacco use disorder
  • Abruptio placentae

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
There is also a free app allowing you to access Clinical Key on the go.

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

Monday, 1 April 2019

Disruption to Internet access at the Richmond Library, Wednesday 3rd of April

IT are carrying out some essential network maintenance on Wednesday the 3rd of April between 18.00 and 20.00.

During this time Internet access at the Richmond Library could be intermittent and there may be periods when no access is available at all.

As well as Internet access, this will also affect email, SystmOne and other systems used by NHFT staff.

This will not impact on the Berrywood Library.

Apologies for the inconvenience.