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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Library Update


Patricia Bowen Library supports the education, lifelong learning, training, research and clinical information needs of all Trust staff based at West Middlesex Hospital site, staff working cross site and students on clinical placements.

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24 Hour Access to the Library
Eligible Library members can use Trust ID badge to access 24 hour section of the Library after normal working hours. You need to join the library to use this facility. Please contact library staff for more details. 

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Library News & What’s new

Staff Publications Repository is a database of academic papers published by Trust staff, past and present. If you’ve had a paper published recently, please let us know so we can add it to the Repository.  Check here for most cited articles from October publications list

Think before you print. Printing less saves thousands of trees and pounds -  read more how you can reduce paper waste

We have a collection of educational board games covering a range of subject matters, which can be used in training sessions and to gain CPD credits. You can play one-on-one or in teams.

Access more than 800 Nursing E-books across Many Nursing Topics. Sign in with your OpenAthens account. 

- Check what you can access with your account

BMJ Best Practice -  You can now access Comorbidities Manager

Evidence Updates and Evidence Summaries- save time and make better decisions

Access CINAHL Ultimate – Collection of Nursing and Allied Health Literature

More News

Access Journals, eBooks, Point of care Tools and Staff Publications (login with OpenAthens)

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DynaMedAccess DynaMed, clinical decision support tool on the Trust intranet without password, access remotely with NHS OpenAthens, download the app to access on mobile devices anywhere. See the quick guide for details

 

Access BMJ Best Practice, clinical decision support tool 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.


Staff Publications lists:

COVID- 19 Staff Publications

WMUH -2023

CWMH (can download only on the Trust computers)

Institutional Repository of Staff Publications

Latest Health Management Bulletin

BBC News – Health

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Upcoming Events
Feb
28
Wed
2:00 pm Health Literacy Awareness @ Virtual
Health Literacy Awareness @ Virtual
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The library also offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library. This session will provide learners with a useful introduction to the concept of health literacy and
Mar
5
Tue
10:00 am Finding the Evidence: Searching ... @ Virtual
Finding the Evidence: Searching ... @ Virtual
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The library offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library.  This session will equip learners with the skills to formulate an effective database search strategy and to search
Mar
7
Thu
2:00 pm Finding the Evidence: Searching ... @ Virtual
Finding the Evidence: Searching ... @ Virtual
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The library also offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library. This session will equip learners with the skills to formulate an effective database search strategy and
Apr
3
Wed
10:00 am Appraising Research for beginner... @ Library, Education Centre
Appraising Research for beginner... @ Library, Education Centre
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
All group and individual training will take place remotely via MS Teams, or face-to-face by appointment with the library trainer. To book your place on a course contact the Library. Learners are required to read a prescribed research paper in
Apr
9
Tue
10:00 am Finding the Evidence: Searching ... @ Virtual
Finding the Evidence: Searching ... @ Virtual
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The library also offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library. This session will equip learners with the skills to formulate an effective database search strategy and
Apr
17
Wed
10:00 am Appraising Research Papers for B... @ Virtual
Appraising Research Papers for B... @ Virtual
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
This course is for Trust staff only. All group and individual training will take place remotely via MS Teams, or face-to-face by appointment with the library trainer. To book your place on a course contact the Library. Not all published
Apr
23
Tue
2:00 pm Health Literacy Awareness @ Virtual
Health Literacy Awareness @ Virtual
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The library also offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library. This session will provide learners with a useful introduction to the concept of health literacy and
Apr
24
Wed
2:00 pm Finding the Evidence: Searching ... @ Virtual
Finding the Evidence: Searching ... @ Virtual
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Due to social distancing, all training is now delivered online using Zoom/MS Teams.The library also offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library. This session will equip learners
Apr
25
Thu
2:00 pm Appraising Research for beginner... @ Library, Education Centre
Appraising Research for beginner... @ Library, Education Centre
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
All group and individual training will take place remotely via MS Teams, or face-to-face by appointment with the library trainer. To book your place on a course contact the Library. Learners are required to read a prescribed research paper in