A-Z of the Library
The main role of Patricia Bowen Library & Knowledge Service is to facilitate knowledge sharing in delivering high quality health services
Check books, journals, news relevant to A&E
Check books, journals, news relevant to Anaesthetics
BMJ Best Practice
BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool
BMJ Case Reports
BMJ Case Reports is an award winning journal that delivers a focused, peer-reviewed, valuable collection of cases in all disciplines. You can access it with your OpenAthens, You can get a code from the library if you want to submit a case report, it is FREE.
BMJ Onexamination Codes
We can provide onexamination codes for Trainee doctors if you are preparing for postgraduate exams, please contact us for details
BNF / BNF for Children
The new BNF & BNFC App is now available, giving you access to practical, evidence-based medicines information wherever you are. You can access BNF online.
Check books, journals, news relevant to Cardiovascular
Clinical Question Answers
You can request a search to answer your clinical questions. We conduct a quick search and send you the results same day.
Clinical questions repository, queries requested by WMUH O&G team and search results provided.
clinicalskills.net is the online educational resource which support training and best practice in clinical skills. Access is available either by a link on the intranet, or via OpenAthens.
We have a colouring books and colouring pencils in our Health & Wellbeing Zone, you can use them to relax and de-stress, this is part of Well-Being @ Work initiative.
The Library has eighteen PC’s (eleven available 24-hours) with Internet access and Microsoft Office. Printing facilities are available 24 hours.
Tel: 0208 321 5968. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. post: Patricia Bowen Library & Knowledge Service, Education Centre, West Middlesex Hospital, Twickenham Road. Isleworth , TW7 6AF.
Our Current Awareness Portal is created using RSS feeds and news feeds with the aim of helping Trust staff to access current information on different specialties on a single point of access.
Critical Appraisal Support
We can provide overview of the critical appraisal process and critical appraisal techniques to groups, facilitate Critical Appraisal- Qualitative and Quantitative. Contact us for the training dates.
Diabetes & Endocrinology
Find books and journals relevant to Diabetes & Endocrinology
Find books and journals relevant to Dermatology
The ‘Discovery tool‘ is a powerful means of accessing all the library information resources through a single search.
We offer service to request journal article or books that we don’t hold in the library or available online via your OpenAthens. You can request items.
Drop in Sessions
We run drop in sessions for training, literature search assistance, journal access etc.
Find books and journals relevant to elderly care
We have dedicated eLearning Zone with 5 PCs available for staff 24 hours, to complete their statutory/Mandatory training. Links to free eLearning courses are available on the library website for your CPD.
We answer enquiries related to your information needs in person or over the phone or via email.
We can carry out searches on your behalf, and have two levels of search available, a Clinical Question Answering Service, and a Literature Search service.
The library stock covers revision and exam preparation books for undergraduate medical students, and postgraduate medical courses (such as MRCP, MRCS, MRCPCH etc.).
email: email@example.com to give feedback on any library matters
Find books and journals relevant to gastroenterology
Group study Room
We have a small group study room (for 3-4) for group work and collaboration. You can book this room for Maximum 3 hours at a time. If no one is waiting to use it you can book again.
Find books and journals relevant to haematology
Health Awareness Displays
We regularly host displays in the library to support national or local health awareness events. Let us know if your team would like to have a display in the library.
Health and Wellbeing Zone
We have health & Wellbeing Zone in the 24 hour section of the library. The zone contains comfy chairs for staff to relax, read wellbeing books( includes mindfulness stress management, healthy eating), a dedicated PC for listening relaxation/meditation audio cd’s and viewing health and wellbeing audio visual material and related websites. You can borrow wellbeing books over night or week end. We also keep Puzzles/jigsaws, coluring books and pencils for staff to use them to relax and de-stress as part of Well-Being @ Work initiative.
Impact of services
To demonstrate the value and impact of our services at WMUH , we have submitted some case studies to HEE Knowledge for Health Care.
Find books and journals relevant to infection control
Institutional Research Repository
We have created an Institutional Research Repository of staff publications with the aim of preserving and archiving Trust staff research and to showcase Trust research outputs. We have created pubmed links to articles and full text links with author’s permission and in compliance with publisher’s open access policies.
We have jigsaw/puzzles in the Health & Wellbeing Zone to help you relax and de-stress, so feel free to pop in and do a bit of jigsaw.
Joining the library
You can join the library if you are employed by the Trust. Trust ID/proof of employment will be required. Library joining forms are available at the counter.
Journal club support
If you/your department are part of a Journal Club or considering starting the Journal Club, Library can provide support
We can conduct searches for you for work related reading and patient care, we can identify journal articles, guidelines, systematic reviews and other material to help meet your requirements. If your search is for coursework, we will ask you to do the search yourself but we are happy to offer training on how to search.
Library portal for Medical Apps (please note: this is not updated)
Would you like to invite a librarian to your MDT meeting or handover meeting or team meetings? We are happy to come along to talk about the library services and resources or demonstrate some of the resources we offer.
Find books and journals relevant to midwifery
Find musculoskeletal resources
Find nursing resources
Nursing and Midwifery Revalidation
Library staff can help with nursing and midwifery revalidation, finding suitable articles, guidelines or reviews and can train you to search the databases and locate articles. You can attend reflective reading training, it covers towards your CPD points.
O&G Clinical Questions
To meet the growing need for library services to be delivered at the point of care, we started Clinical and outreach librarians’ services at Women’s health & Maternity unit.
We have created a repository of clinical questions requested by WMUH O&G team. Let us know if you want similar service for your department/ team.
Find O&G resources and bulletins
We can provide BMJ onexamination codes for Trainee doctors if you are preparing for postgraduate exams, please contact us for details
Resources related to Oncology
An OpenAthens account allows access to a range of quality information online. Users can access Healthcare Databases Advanced Search(HDAS) and nationally and locally purchased content. You can register here for OpenAthens if you haven’t already registered.
Out of Hours access
Access to one section of the library is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to eligible library members. Use your Trust ID badge to access. If you are a new staff to Trust contact library for 24 hour library access.
Find Paediatrics resources
We have created a website for Health Information to help patients to access good quality information and local support group information quickly & easily . We also compiled a list of WMUH patient information leaflets.
We have been providing health information support to cardiology patients since 2010. Let us know if you would like health information support for your patient, we are happy to help!
Photocopier is available in the 24 hour section, use your Trust ID badge to collect your printouts, your department get charged for the photocopying.
If you have submitted/presented a poster in a conference, please send the details to us, we can add them to the Institutional repository of staff publications, you can send pdf of your poster, we can upload it on to the repository. please contact us for more details.
There is a networked printer in the 24 hour section, use your Trust ID badge to collect your printouts (printer name is Secure print on hp-ac-slave -02). Your department get charged for the printing.
Quiet Study Room
A small study room for quiet study is available during library opening hours. Contact us to use this room.
Renewing your books
You can renew your books by email or phone, Tel: 0208321 5968. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can renew the books 6 times, after 6th renewal you need to bring them in to borrow again you can borrow if no-one else has reserved them.
Returning your books
You can return your books at the library counter during library opening hours. When we are closed you can drop the books in the book returns box outside the library. BUCKS students can return their books at the library counter or drop their BUCKS books in the BUCKS Book returns box in the library, the courier will collect the books every fortnight.
The Library Research Hub has details of publications as well as resources to support research. We can also create Staff research profiles.
Resources relevant to respiratory medicine
Returning your books
Books can be returned during library opening hours. There is a book returns box outside the library, you can drop the books in the box when we are closed.
Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures
There is a scanner available in the 24 hour section, use your Trust ID badge to scan items.
A small study room for quiet study or small group study is available for library users during library opening hours. Library users can book this room for few hours at a time. please contact us for more details.
Training and Assistance
We provide training in information skills, and this can be a 1-1 or group, it can be at your workplace or in the library
Links to useful resources
There is WMUH open wifi (see the intranet guide) available in the library. Trust devices automatically connect to WMUH Wifi, for students Eduroam is available (for students with participating institutions).