COVID-19 – Library Update

The Library at WMUH will aim to stay open throughout the lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak.  During this period if you are self- isolating, we can extend the loan period of your books. Article requests can still be provided, but book requests from other libraries may not be possible until further notice.

We are practicing social distancing in the library – sit apart if using our PCs/study spaces and please keep your distance from our Enquiry Desk. Extra hygiene measures are in place. If you are using the library during COVID-19 outbreak please abide our COVID-19 safety regulations.

COVID-19 : Evidence Resources & CAS Bulletins

To signpost to a range of evidence sources we have created COVID-19 Resource Hub and put together the following bulletins:

COVID-19: Topic Update

COVID-19 and pregnancy Bulletin

COVID-19 and Children

COVID-19 and Palliative Care

COVID-19 and BAME population

COVID-19 Staff publications 2020-21

If you would like to request articles or need further help to find information or require a specific literature search please contact the library or submit the online Request form.

Examples of some COVID-19 related searches conducted are:

  • CPAP therapy in Coronavirus (covid-19) infection
  • COVID-19 in Pregnancy
  • Effect of COVID-19 on Access to Contraception and Unwanted Pregnancy
  • Effect of pandemics on restrictive working in healthcare
  • Steroids and COVID-19
  • COVID-19 and Mortality and Morbidity in Pregnancy
  • COVID-19 and staff wellbeing
  • COVID-19 and fraility/old age
  • COVID-19 and Thrombolytic events
  • COVID-19 and preterm delivery
  • Neurological manifestations of COVID-19
  • Biologics in the management of COVID-19

You can access range of information resources online using your OPenAthens . If you don’t have OpenAthens account you can register now.

Many publishers and suppliers are currently offering free e-resources to the NHS. This includes coronavirus/COVID-19 content, below are some links:

bioRxiv – COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 preprints

British Medical Journal

Cambridge University Press

Elsevier

Global University Press

Lancet

MAG Online Library

medRxiv – COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 preprints

New England Journal of Medicine

Oxford University Press

Springer

Wiley

If you would like to request articles or need further help to find information or require a specific literature search please contact the library or submit the online Request form.

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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 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 -2021

CWMH (can download only on the Trust computers)

Institutional Repository of Staff Publications

Latest Health Management Bulletin

BBC News – Health

Coverings become mandatory in shops and on public transport under measures to slow Omicron's spread.
Face coverings are a legal requirement again in England in shops and on public transport.
Covid rules are being strengthened in response to the Omicron variant
Omicron could lead to severe consequences in some regions, the World Health Organization has warned.
Experts also recommend a second dose for 12 to 15-year-olds, in response to the Omicron variant.

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