Clinical and management library service

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Our specialist service is designed to support staff in the delivery of evidence-based practice, high quality patient care, service management, quality, clinical governance, education and training, lifelong learning and research.

Bringing the library to you

We can bring the library, its resources and our professional knowledge, expertise and search skills to you, in your place of work.

You can ask us to:

  • attend your meetings or visit you on the ward on a regular or ad hoc basis to ensure that evidence is at the heart of patient care and service planning
  • search for the information you need, when you need it, even at the patient’s bedside.

Departments currently supported by us in this way include the Critical Care Unit, Paediatric Surgery, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Infectious Diseases and CAMHS.

Searching for evidence (literature search)

We can provide evidence for patient care, research, management and service development to inform your work, update polices or guidelines, support an audit or research project. Please note that we do not undertake searches for students writing assignments.

Complete the literature search request form and we will normally respond to your request within two working days.

The search will be completed to an agreed deadline and we will email the relevant results to you.

Assisted evidence searches

You will work on a one-to-one basis with a Clinical Librarian to undertake a literature search based on your clinical/management query.

If you would like to improve your research skills, we offer a comprehensive programme of information skills training, including how to search NHS healthcare databases (HDAS) and critical appraisal of quantitative research.

To book an assisted evidence search, fill in the Book a Librarian form below.

Book a librarian

You can book places on the Introduction to Critical Appraisal course through the Trust intranet.

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