Impact of our Services

#A Million Decisions

Million Decisions#A Million Decisions is a campaign launched by Health Education England to promote the use of Library and knowledge services in ensuring that 1 million decisions (clinical and corporate) made in the NHS every day are evidence based.

We, at Patricia Bowen Library are committed to help staff at West Middlesex Hospital to provide evidence based information to bring tangible benefits in the hospital, including savings in time, costs and better operational efficiency. We are guided by our Trust values, which are PROUD*

As part of #A Million Decisions and to demonstrate the value and impact of our services at WMUH , we have submitted some case studies to Health Education England Knowledge for Healthcare, accepted case studies are added on the KfH blog. These case studies outline examples of impact of our services, below are example of few impact case vignettes.


You can find here  all impact case studies.

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:


CWMH (can download only on the Trust computers)

Institutional Repository of Staff Publications

Latest Health Management Bulletin

BBC News – Health

The head of the UK's statistics watchdog writes to Matt Hancock, saying data is "far from complete".
Over 2,500 deaths linked to virus in most recent week, but overall fatalities still higher than normal.
Why is lifting restrictions being described as a "dangerous moment"?
He spent four of his weeks in critical care strapped to a ventilator but now he is walking again.
More than 23,000 cancers could have gone undiagnosed during lockdown, Cancer Research UK says.

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