About Us

The Patricia Bowen Library supports the education, lifelong learning, training, research and clinical support needs of all Trust staff (WMUH site) and students on clinical placement.

Joining the Library

Out of Hours Access

Computer Facilities
The Library has Seventeen PC’s (Ten available 24-hours) with Internet access and Microsoft Office. Printing facilities are available 24 hours.



Inter Library Loans
Book titles and journal articles not held in the library can be requested via the inter-library loan service.  There is a small charge for this service.

Current Awareness
The Library can offer a variety of Current Awareness solutions pertaining to your field of practice or interest area.  The service includes receiving table of contents alerts via email for specific journal titles and or new citations relating to interest area(s).  Please contact the library for details.

Literature Searches
Library staff conduct literature searches for work related information. Please contact the library for details.

Regular group training sessions for searching for evidence using databases and the Internet are run by library staff.  Training on a one to one basis or sessions tailored to the needs of a specific team can also be arranged with the library trainer by request.  Please contact the library for details.

A photocopier is available in the 24 hour section of the library for photocopying of items of library stock, please see the NHS Copyright poster next to the photocopier.

Quiet Study Room
A private room with Trust networked PC and Imperial networked PC is available for quiet or group study during library opening hours. Contact the library to book it.


Library & Knowledge Service Manager : Uma Devalapalli

Assistant Librarian:  Louise Wann

Library Assistant:  Fiona Price

How to Find Us

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Library News

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Check out our guide for a brief overview, how to access and use the Discovery tool. Trouble accessing or have questions?  Please contact us

BMJ Best Practice, clinical decision support tool is now available. Access it on the Trust intranet without any password, to access remotely login with NHS OpenAthens, download the app to access on mobile devices anywhere. See the  user guide for details.

BBC News- Health

Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
The Tibetan spiritual leader urges others to "take this injection" as he gets the AstraZeneca jab.
The existing recommendations are based on out-of-date evidence, the Royal College of Nursing says.
People in the age group are being invited to book their first vaccine from this week.
There is "strong evidence" services for female patients in England need improving, ministers say.

Accessing Articles
Articles from journals marked in green are freely available or available in print in the library, or are available by using your NHS Athens account. You may need to click on 'Log in with Athens' to get an Athens login box.

If you don't have an NHS Athens account, you can register online, and if you do this on an NHS PC, you'll receive a confirmation email the same day.

Journals marked in orange aren't available online, but we hold print copies in the Library.

Journals marked in red aren't available online or in the Library but we can order articles  via our Inter Library Loan Service. There is a small charge for this. Please contact the library on ext 5968 or email Library.InfoService@chelwest.nhs.uk  for more information.

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