Library and Knowledge Services
Library and knowledge services provide quick, easy access to the most up to date, comprehensive resources and services to trust staff. We support our trust to identify evidence based practice that can be implemented across all our services ensuring:
- The best patient safety and quality of care
- Health improvements
- High quality decision making
- Innovative research practices
- Ongoing staff development
We continuously benchmark our service in line with the Health Education England Knowledge for Healthcare evaluation framework.
This tool enables you to search for evidence through a single search box, across a number of Healthcare databases, journal subscriptions and the library catalogue.
It enables instant access to evidence in the form of full text articles, print and online books, as well as access to clinical tools such as NICE Guidelines and Dynamed. You can search as a guest, but you need to login with Athens to access the full text of the papers.
Using our service and how to join
Our service is free to everyone working for Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Please fill in the online form via the register link on the Library Catalogue. The library will then process your form and will confirm by email when your registration has been completed.
We also offer external membership packages. For further details please email email@example.com.
Our online catalogue shows all our resources including DVDs, eJournals and eBooks. Access the online catalogue here.
Once registered with the library you are able to renew, request and reserve resources directly through the library catalogue. For help setting up a password please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact and find us
Services are delivered from three staff libraries based at Duncan Macmillan House (DMH), Rampton (Mike Harris Centre) and Wathwood Hospital.
In addition weekly contact days are provided for two trust sites:
- The Medical Education Unit, Highbury Hospital (Wednesday 8.45-1.00)
- The Institute of Mental Health (Thursday)
Duncan Macmillan Staff Library
Monday - Thursday
8:45am - 5pm
9am - 4pm
Rampton Hospital Staff Library
Monday - Thursday, 9am - 4:30pm
Friday, 9am - 4:00pm
Wathwood Hospital Staff Library
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
Evidence Search Service
Need to find evidence but pressed for time?
The Evidence Search Service undertakes work to find evidence-based information on a broad range of topic areas to support patient care, research, current guidelines, care pathways and policies. Type of searches include literature searches, systematic reviews and summaries of evidence.Results will be sent by email. To request a search please complete our service request form available to download form here and send it to us at email@example.com.
We also provide a fee based Evidence Search Service providing advanced, high quality mediated searches to support organisations undertaking research projects and evaluations in a range of areas from Medicine, Mental Health, Forensic, Criminal, Health and Social Care, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals, Employment, as well as other disciplines. For further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information and digital skills training
The library service offers training designed to equip staff with the skills needed to locate high quality evidence based information and to develop digital skills to enhance working practice. Training sessions include evidence searching, electronic resources, searching for systematic reviews, using reference management software and Camtasia screen casting software.
We can also arrange team training at your place of work. For further details please email email@example.com.
The service facilitates keeping up to date in a range of specialties using KnowledgeShare which provides customised evidence summaries by email. We also produce a range of evidence updates and a monthly Forensic Mental Health Bulletin.
Read the latest issue: Forensic Mental Health Bulletin[pdf] 970KB .
Please note you will need an Athens account to access the full text of the papers within these bulletins.