Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Library Update

Patricia Bowen Library supports the education, lifelong learning, training, research and clinical information needs of all Trust staff based at West Middlesex Hospital site and students on clinical placements.

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Health & Wellbeing Zone

Comfy Chairs

Available 24 hours
Comfy Chairs to relax and read
Dedicated computer to watch relaxation videos
Wellbeing Books
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24 Hour Access to the Library
Eligible Library members can use Trust ID badge to access 24 hour section of the Library after normal working hours. You need to join the library to use this facility. Please contact library staff for more details. 

Library News

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 password, access remotely with NHS OpenAthens, download the app to access on mobile devices anywhere. See the  user guide for details.

Access to DynaMed is available via Cerner EPR. Contact us for more details.

Latest Staff Publications lists:


CWMH (can download only on the Trust computers)

Institutional Repository of Staff Publications

Latest Health Management Bulletin

BBC News – Health

Over 2,500 deaths linked to virus in most recent week, but overall fatalities still higher than normal.
Why is lifting restrictions being described as a "dangerous moment"?
He spent four of his weeks in critical care strapped to a ventilator but now he is walking again.
More than 23,000 cancers could have gone undiagnosed during lockdown, Cancer Research UK says.
Millions in the UK will soon be asked to monitor who they have been near to combat coronavirus.

Open Athens
OpenAthens Registration
NHS Evidence
Health Care Databases  (Login with your OpenAthens)
Journals (Login with your OpenAthens)