About Us

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

Joining the Library

Out of Hours Access

Computer & Other Facilities
The library has computers, study spaces and printing/scanning facilities available 24 hours a day. The library book stock aims to reflect the interests of all readers. The library’s catalogue and e-books are available at all terminals in the library.

The library has dedicated spaces for eLearning and Health & Wellbeing,  Health & Wellbeing Zone contains comfy chairs for staff to relax, read wellbeing books, a dedicated PC for listening relaxation/meditation audio cd’s and viewing health and wellbeing audio visual material and related websites.

The collection includes:

  • Mindfulness
  • Stress and Anxiety Management
  • Emotional Resilience
  • Meditation
  • Yoga, Pilates & Tai Chi
  • Healthy Eating

We also have a range of resources to help staff to relax and stay healthy, including on-going jigsaw puzzles, colouring books and colouring pencils to help staff to relax and de-stress, so feel free to pop in and do a bit of jigsaw and colouring. This is part of our Health & Well-Being at work initiative.

A private study room with a Trust networked PC and Imperial networked PC is available for quiet study or group study during library opening hours. Library members can book the room for quiet study/group study for few hours only. This is because to give equal chance to all the library members to utilize the facility. Please contact the library  for more details and how to book this room.

Books 

Journals

Inter Library Loans
Book titles and journal articles not held in the library can be requested via the inter-library loan service.  There is a small charge for this service.

Current Awareness
The Library can offer a variety of Current Awareness solutions pertaining to your field of practice or interest area. The service includes receiving table of contents alerts via email for specific journal titles and or new citations relating to interest area(s).  Please contact the library for details.

Literature Searches
Library staff conduct literature searches for work related information. Please contact the library for details.

Training
Regular group training sessions for searching for evidence using databases and the Internet are run by library staff.  Training on a one to one basis or sessions tailored to the needs of a specific team can also be arranged with the library trainer by request.  Please contact the library for details.

Photocopying & Printing
A photocopier is available in the 24 hour section of the library for photocopying of items of library stock, please see the NHS Copyright poster next to the photocopier.

Quiet Study Room
A private room with Trust networked PC and Imperial networked PC is available for quiet or group study during library opening hours. Contact the library to book it.

Library Documents

Library Charter

Library Strategy – 2017-2020

Patricia Bowen Library Annual Report 2018-19

Library Annual Report 2017-18

Library Survey Report

Library Newsletter summer 2019

Library Newsletter Summer 2018

Patricia Bowen Library Privacy Policy

  Staff

Library and Knowledge Services Manager : Uma Devalapalli

Assistant Librarian:  Louise Wann

Library Assistant: Fiona Price

How to Find Us

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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
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
Nov
22
Fri
2:30 pm Appraising Research Papers for B... @ eLearning Room
Appraising Research Papers for B... @ eLearning Room
Nov 22 @ 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
Nov
25
Mon
10:00 am Finding the Evidence: Introducti... @ eLearning Room
Finding the Evidence: Introducti... @ eLearning Room
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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
29
Fri
9:30 am Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Nov 29 @ 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 ·        
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