A-Z

A-Z of the Library

About us

The main role of Patricia Bowen Library & Knowledge Service is to facilitate knowledge sharing in delivering high quality health services

A&E

Check books, journals, news relevant to A&E

Anaesthetics

Check books, journals, news relevant to Anaesthetics

Books

The Library book stock aims to reflect the interests of all readers. The library online catalogue is available, you can browse or search the catalogue for books, eBooks, staff publications.

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.

Cardiovascular

Check books, journals, news relevant to Cardiovascular

Catalogue

The Library Catalogue includes all the print and eBooks books available.You can search the library book stock/eBooks and also search for staff publications.

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

Clinical questions repository,  queries requested by WMUH O&G team and search results provided.

Clinicalskill.net

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.

Colouring Books

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.

Computers

The Library has eighteen PC’s (eleven available 24-hours) with Internet access and Microsoft Office. Printing facilities are available 24 hours.

Contact us

Tel: 0208 321 5968. email: library.infoservice@chelwest.nhs.uk. post: Patricia Bowen Library & Knowledge Service, Education Centre, West Middlesex Hospital, Twickenham Road. Isleworth , TW7 6AF.

Current Awareness

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

Dermatology 

Find books and journals relevant to Dermatology

Discovery Tool

The ‘Discovery tool‘ is a powerful means of accessing all the library information resources through a single search.

Doctors Revalidation

Doctors Revalidation

Document Requests

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.

DynaMed Plus

Library has subscription to DynaMed Plus, a clinical reference tool. Staff can access this tool without any password on the Trust networked computers. Find more information

E-books

The Library provides access to number of e-books. To access these you must login to your OpenAthens

Elderly care

Find books and journals relevant to elderly care

eLearning Zone

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.

Enquiries

We answer enquiries related to your information needs in person or over the phone or via email.

EvidenceSearch4U

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.

Exam collections

The library stock covers revision and exam preparation books for undergraduate medical students, and postgraduate medical courses (such as MRCP, MRCS, MRCPCH etc.).

Feedback

email:  library.infoservice@chelwest.nhs.uk to give feedback on any library matters

Gastroenterology

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.

Haematology

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 Management

Find books and journals relevant to health management and health Management current awareness bulletins

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.

Infection Control

Find books and journals relevant to infection control

Innovation Zone

Find library books, innovation resources and innovation & improvement news in the innovation Zone

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.

Jigsaws

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

Journals

You can access both print and online journals. To access online journals you need login to OpenAthens. If you don’t have OpenAthens account you can register online.

Literature searches

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.

Medical Apps

Library portal for Medical Apps (please note: this is not updated)

Meetings

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.

Midwifery

Find books and journals relevant to midwifery

Musculoskeletal

Find musculoskeletal resources

Nursing

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.

O&G Resources

Find O&G resources and bulletins

Onexamination Codes

We can provide BMJ onexamination codes for Trainee doctors  if you are preparing for postgraduate exams, please contact us for details

Oncology

Resources related to Oncology

OpenAthens

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.

Other Updates

Other updates Provide recent articles and news from professional bodies about leadership, patient safety, sepsis, public health etc.

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.

Paediatrics

Find Paediatrics  resources

Patient information

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!

Pharmacy

Pharmacy resources

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy resources

Photocopying

Photocopier is available in the 24 hour section, use your Trust ID badge to collect your printouts, your department get charged for the photocopying.

Posters

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.

Printing

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: library.infoservice@chelwest.nhs.uk

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.

Request Items

We offer services to request items that we do not hold. Submit online form to request items

Research Hub

The Library Research Hub  has details of publications as well as resources to support research. We can also create Staff research profiles.

Respiratory

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

We have print copies in the library, we also have online access via OpenAthens. Trust Staff can access without password on the Trust intranet.

Scanning

There is a scanner available in the 24 hour section, use your Trust ID badge to scan items.

Sepsis

Find sepsis topic update. Please let us know if you want us to prepare any topic update

Staff Publications

We compile WMUH and CWMH staff publications, more information can be found on our Research Hub. If your publication is not available on our repository you can submit the details for inclusion.

Study Room

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

Useful Resources

Links to useful resources

WiFi

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).

Latest News

Image result for newWMUH 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:

WMUH

CWMH (can download only on the Trust computers)

Institutional Repository of Staff Publications

Latest Health Management Bulletin

Upcoming Events
Oct
9
Wed
9:30 am Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Oct 9 @ 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 ·        
Oct
11
Fri
10:00 am Reflective Reading for Nurses an... @ eLearning Room
Reflective Reading for Nurses an... @ eLearning Room
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This 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 using
Oct
15
Tue
2:30 pm Appraising Research Papers for B... @ eLearning Room
Appraising Research Papers for B... @ eLearning Room
Oct 15 @ 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
Oct
17
Thu
10:30 am Appraising Research for beginner... @ Library, Education Centre
Appraising Research for beginner... @ Library, Education Centre
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 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 session
Oct
18
Fri
9:30 am Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Oct 18 @ 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 ·        
Oct
22
Tue
9:30 am Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Oct 22 @ 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 ·        
Oct
31
Thu
2:30 pm Finding the Evidence: Introducti... @ eLearning Room
Finding the Evidence: Introducti... @ eLearning Room
Oct 31 @ 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
Nov
7
Thu
9:30 am Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Nov 7 @ 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 ·        
Nov
13
Wed
9:30 am Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Nov 13 @ 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 ·        
Nov
15
Fri
2:30 pm Reflective Reading for Nurses & ... @ eLearning Room
Reflective Reading for Nurses & ... @ eLearning Room
Nov 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
This 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 using a
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