The Library and Knowledge Service’s Information Skills programme supports in achieving evidence-based practice and facilitates learning for Trust staff.

The Library provides Training on the following:

  • How to access NHS eJournals and eBooks
  • Finding the Evidence: using NHS Health Care Databases
  • Assistance in conducting Literature Searches
  • Facilitating Critical Appraisal- Qualitative and Quantitative
  • Reflective Reading for Nurses & Midwives

All courses are available free of charge and can be delivered as a group or on an individual basis. The information skills training programme is also an excellent CPD opportunity for those undertaking revalidation. Training sessions tailored to the needs of a specific team can also be arranged with the library trainer on request. To book a session email

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.

Open Athens
OpenAthens Registration
NHS Evidence
Health Care Databases  (Login with your OpenAthens)
Journals (Login with your OpenAthens)