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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:

COVID- 19 Staff Publications

WMUH

CWMH (can download only on the Trust computers)

Institutional Repository of Staff Publications

Latest Health Management Bulletin

BBC News – Health

The R number has risen to between 1.1 and 1.4 as officials warn of "far worse things to come".
We examine government claims on testing capacity, international comparisons and the average distance travelled to a test centre.
The device is already being used in some hospitals to identify Covid patients.
The number of under-17s seeking Covid-19 tests has doubled, the head of NHS Test and Trace tells MPs.
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.

Upcoming Events
Oct
14
Wed
10:00 am Finding the Evidence: Introducti... @ Virtual
Finding the Evidence: Introducti... @ Virtual
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Due to social distancing, all training is now delivered online using Zoom/MS Teams.The library also offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library. This session will equip learners
Oct
20
Tue
2:00 pm Appraising Research Papers for B... @ Virtual
Appraising Research Papers for B... @ Virtual
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
This course is for Trust staff only. Due to social distancing, all training is now delivered online using Zoom/MS Teams.The library offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library.
Oct
23
Fri
10:00 am Appraising Research for beginner... @ Virtual
Appraising Research for beginner... @ Virtual
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Due to social distancing all training is now delivered online using Zoom/MS Teams. The library also offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library. Learners are required
Nov
5
Thu
2:00 pm Finding the Evidence: Introducti... @ Virtual
Finding the Evidence: Introducti... @ Virtual
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Due to social distancing, all training is now delivered online using Zoom/MS Teams.The library also offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library. This session will equip
Nov
12
Thu
10:00 am Appraising Research Papers for B... @ Virtual
Appraising Research Papers for B... @ Virtual
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
This course is for Trust staff only. Due to social distancing, all training is now delivered online using Zoom/MS Teams.The library also offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course
Nov
19
Thu
2:00 pm Appraising Research for beginner... @ Library, Education Centre
Appraising Research for beginner... @ Library, Education Centre
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Due to social distancing all training is now delivered online using Zoom/MS Teams. The library also offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library. Learners are required
Nov
27
Fri
10:00 am Finding the Evidence: Introducti... @ Virtual
Finding the Evidence: Introducti... @ Virtual
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Due to social distancing, all training is now delivered online using Zoom/MS Teams.The library also offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library. This session will equip learners
Open Athens
OpenAthens Registration
NHS Evidence
Health Care Databases  (Login with your OpenAthens)
Journals (Login with your OpenAthens)