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Library and Knowledge Services

Library and Knowledge Services provide quick and 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.


Opening Times

Duncan Macmillan House Staff Library:

  • Monday to Thursday, 8:45am to 5pm
  • Friday, 9am to 4pm

Rampton Staff Library:

  • Monday to Thursday, 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Friday, 9:00am to 4pm

Phone: 0115 952 9486
Ext: 11186


NHS Knowledge and Library Hub

This replaces the previous EBSCO Discovery Service, and is a tool to enable 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 OpenAthens to access the full text of the papers.

Searching: Health and Care Evidence, from Health Education England

Using our service and how to join

Our service is free to everyone working for Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

To join the library, please fill in the online form available here: Register for the Library. 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

The Trust Staff Library is a member of the Health Libraries Midlands Consortium (HeLM)

Library catalogue

Our online catalogue shows all our resources including eBooks. Access the online catalogue here.

Once registered with the library you are able to request, reserve resources and suggest new books directly through the library catalogue. Click on the 'log in to your account' option on the top right of the library catalogue page, then select 'change or forgot password'.  For further help please contact

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

Duncan Macmillan House
Porchester Road
Nottingham NG3 6AA

Tel: 0115 952 9486

Opening hours
Monday - Thursday
8:45am - 5pm
9am - 4pm


Rampton Hospital Staff Library

Mike Harris Learning & Development Centre
Nottinghamshire DN22 0PD

Tel: 01777 247 229

Opening hours
Monday - Thursday, 9am - 4:30pm
Friday, 9am - 4:00pm


Wathwood Hospital Staff Library

Gipsy Green Lane
Rotherham S63 7TQ

Tel: 01709 870 827

Opening hours
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm


To register for an Open Athens account, go to the link below and follow the onscreen instructions:

Once registered you can manage your account and access resources at

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

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

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

Keeping up-to-date

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] 807KB .

Please note you will need an Athens account to access the full text of the papers within these bulletins.



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