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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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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. 

Latest 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 tool is now available. Access with NHS OpenAthens, download the app to access anywhere. See the  user guide for details.

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

Latest Staff Publications lists:

WMUH

CWMH (can download only on the Trust computers)

Institutional Repository of Staff Publications

Latest Health Management Bulletin

Upcoming Events
Apr
29
Mon
2:30 pm Appraising Research Papers for B... @ eLearning Room
Appraising Research Papers for B... @ eLearning Room
Apr 29 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
This course is for Trust staff only. Not all published research is reliable! If you want to be confident reading and utilising published research you need to understand its content and be able to objectively assess its quality. Run as
May
8
Wed
9:30 am Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
May 8 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Drop-in sessions will take place between 9:30am-12pm and 1:30-4pm for the following: ·         Introduction to Library Discovery Tool ·         Introduction to BMJ Best Practice ·         Introduction to Searching Healthcare Databases (HDAS) ·         Advanced Database Searching ·         Literature Search Assistance ·        
May
9
Thu
10:00 am Reflective Reading for Nurses an... @ eLearning Room
Reflective Reading for Nurses an... @ eLearning Room
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This new session is aimed at nurses and midwives undertaking NMC revalidation by providing attendees with 2.5 hours of valuable CPD!  It will give nurses and midwives the opportunity to read, discuss and to critically reflect upon a published paper
May
10
Fri
2:30 pm Appraising Research for beginner... @ Library, Education Centre
Appraising Research for beginner... @ Library, Education Centre
May 10 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Learners are required to read a prescribed research paper in advance of attending the session. A copy of the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) checklist will be supplied. No prior knowledge of critical appraisal or statistical concepts is required. The
May
20
Mon
10:00 am Reflective Reading for Nurses an... @ eLearning Room
Reflective Reading for Nurses an... @ eLearning Room
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This new session is aimed at nurses and midwives undertaking NMC revalidation by providing attendees with 2.5 hours of valuable CPD!  It will give nurses and midwives the opportunity to read, discuss and to critically reflect upon a published paper
May
30
Thu
2:30 pm Finding the Evidence: Introducti... @ eLearning Room
Finding the Evidence: Introducti... @ eLearning Room
May 30 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
This session will equip learners with the skills to formulate an effective database search strategy and to search for evidence using the NHS healthcare databases (HDAS).  The training is delivered using a mixture of facilitator presentation, live search demonstrations and
Open Athens
OpenAthens Registration
NHS Evidence
Health Care Databases  (Login with your OpenAthens)
Journals (Login with your OpenAthens)