Outreach Service

Introduction: The Clinical & Outreach Librarian service can support WMUH departments by providing evidence and information. You can invite a Librarian to join your clinical or corporate teams, at meetings, on ward rounds, at journal clubs. The Librarian can respond to questions that arise in the clinical or corporate setting by:

  • Carrying out literature searches of the available evidence
  • Using information retrieval and critical appraisal skills
  • Contributing to service improvement, quality and productivity targets

Clinical & Outreach@Women’s Health & Maternity Unit: To meet the growing need for library services to be delivered at the point of care, we started Clinical and outreach librarians’ services as a pilot at Women’s Health & Maternity Unit at West Middlesex Hospital in May 2016. Considering the demand we have decided to continue to provide this service.

The Librarians provide the team with:

  • A summary of the search results
  • Abstracts of relevant articles
  • Full text where appropriate
  • Details of search strategies and resources

Benefits to Clinical Staff:

  • Saves staff time
  • Identifies the best evidence
  • Provides quality-assured information at the point of need
  • Bridges the literature-practice gap, overcoming barriers to getting information into practice

We have created a repository of clinical questions requested by WMUH O&G team and search results provided. Our idea is to create a resource for WMUH O&G staff  to easily access their question and the search results. Please contact the library if you are interested this type of service for your department.

Latest 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:

WMUH

CWMH (can download only on the Trust computers)

Institutional Repository of Staff Publications

Latest Health Management Bulletin

Upcoming Events
Apr
8
Wed
2:30 pm Finding the Evidence: Introducti... @ eLearning Room
Finding the Evidence: Introducti... @ eLearning Room
Apr 8 @ 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
Apr
17
Fri
10:00 am Reflective Reading for Nurses & ... @ eLearning Room
Reflective Reading for Nurses & ... @ eLearning Room
Apr 17 @ 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 a
Apr
24
Fri
2:00 pm Appraising Research Papers for B... @ eLearning Room
Appraising Research Papers for B... @ eLearning Room
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 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
May
7
Thu
2:00 pm Reflective Reading for Nurses & ... @ eLearning Room
Reflective Reading for Nurses & ... @ eLearning Room
May 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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
May
11
Mon
2:30 pm Finding the Evidence: Introducti... @ eLearning Room
Finding the Evidence: Introducti... @ eLearning Room
May 11 @ 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
May
14
Thu
2:00 pm Appraising Research Papers for B... @ eLearning Room
Appraising Research Papers for B... @ eLearning Room
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 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
May
22
Fri
10:00 am Appraising Research for beginner... @ Library, Education Centre
Appraising Research for beginner... @ Library, Education Centre
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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
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