Improvement & Innovation

Welcome to Improvement & Innovation Update. Here you can find Books available in the library, latest research, innovation and improvement news and other useful resources.

The library team can provide a literature search or evidence synthesis on any Quality Improvement  projects that Trust staff embark upon. We can offer the following training sessions to search literature for your improvement projects, you can also arrange tailored sessions to suit the needs of a specific team.

  • How to access eJournals and eBooks
  • Finding the Evidence: using NHS Health Care Databases
  • Assistance in conducting Literature Searches
  • Facilitating Critical Appraisal- Qualitative and Quantitative

If you can’t find what you are looking for, we can search and provide the information, Please contact us with your search request or submit the online form. You can also request training sessions to learn how to search the databases.

We have number of resources to support Quality Improvement work.

Some books available in the library

Useful  Resources


Innovation & Improvement News

Request a Literature search – You can request specific information that you need for your improvement projects by requesting a search, we carry out searches on health care databases and also search grey literature to find out the best available evidence.

Request Training – contact us to book a training session to find evidence based information from health care databases.

See also Leadership Update

Library News

Image result for new Library Discovery Tool

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.
A rapid review of US patients says people being vaccinated should be reassured by the findings.
Helen Whitelaw appeared on Tipping Point before Motor Neurone Disease rendered her speechless.
The February figures show the numbers waiting over a year for surgery continued to rise sharply.
Everyone in England is being encouraged to take two rapid coronavirus tests a week.

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  for more information.

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