What’s New? July 2018

What’s New?’ is a monthly current awareness bulletin, produced by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library service.

The latest edition brings together the latest guidelines, standards, appraisals, reports and reviews (published during June 2018) to help keep staff up to date.

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You can download the latest bulletin, and all previous editions, from the library website. If you are a Trust employee and would like future copies of What’s New? delivered to your inbox every month, please contact the library by email or by telephone (ext 53899)

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Helen B- My thoughts

Helen B

Hi, I would like to introduce myself, I’m Helen B. I have recently started working at Pinderfields as a Library Assistant.

I have relocated from Nottinghamshire and I am really enjoying living in Yorkshire.

I previously worked at the University of Nottingham Library and Sherwood Forest Hospital, in their library, and more recently various admin roles.

I love walking, outings in our 1970’s camper, singing and arts and crafts.

I am pleased to be back working in a library again. There is a lot to learn as there have been lots of changes and improvements over the years, especially electronically.  The presentation of resources and information is continually being updated.

I have found Canva to be a brilliant tool for creating images and would recommend anyone who hasn’t used it before to give it a go.

Since I have started working here I have enjoyed being involved with the dementia boxes. I photographed some resources and have produced some supplementary laminated sheets. The 70’s and 80’s items in the box such as the Rubix puzzle and Rupert Annuals brought back very strong childhood memories for me so I understand why they are so successful with the patients. (The hours we spent trying unsuccessfully to master the Rubix cube you wouldn’t believe).  The Entertainment and Leisure box is currently doing the rounds of the wards, having been renewed for a second month.

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We have been producing a display for Health Information Week base on health literacy, a key issue. The articles and guidelines stress the importance of checking patient understanding and the use of effective communication methods.  This has massive implications for the NHS, I have to admit the issue is much more far reaching than I first thought.

Looking forward to meeting you when you are next in the library,

Helen B

 

 

 

 

Upcoming event: Health Information Week 2018

Health Information Week (2nd-8th July 2018) is a national multi-sector campaign which aims to promote the array of good quality health resources that are available to the public.

Health Information Week aims to improve accessibility of quality health information for the public as well as building on local partnerships between information providers and improving health literacy.

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust staff library team will be raising awareness of health literacy as a growing issue with an information stand displayed in the library/Trust HQ during the week.

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On Friday 6th July 2018 we will be running an information stand in the Pinderfields Atrium alongside colleagues from Wakefield Libraries, who we are pleased to be partnering with for Health Information Week 2018 😀.

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We will be raising awareness of quality health information sources (including NHS Choices, Patient UK etc), Reading Well collections, resources and services provided by Wakefield Libraries and more. We hope to see you there 😀.

If you are unable to pop by and see us we will be Tweeting (@midyorkslibrary) throughout the week using the hashtag #HIW2018.

Until next time,

Natasha

Non Medical Prescribers Bulletin: Issue 8

The Non Medical Prescribers bulletin is a quarterly current awareness bulletin,produced by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library service, to keep staff up to date with the latest guidelines and information relating to non-medical prescribing.

Issue 8 of the bulletin is now available to download, alongside all previous editions, from the library website.

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If you are a Trust employee and would like future copies of  The Non Medical Prescribers bulletin delivered directly to your inbox, please contact the library by email or by telephone (ext 53899).

What’s New? June 2018

What’s New?’ is a monthly current awareness bulletin, produced by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library service.

The latest edition brings together the latest guidelines, standards, appraisals, reports and reviews (published during May 2018) to help keep staff up to date.

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You can download the latest bulletin, and all previous editions, from the library website. If you are a Trust employee and would like future copies of What’s New? delivered to your inbox every month, please contact the library by email or by telephone (ext 53899)

Reflection: Learning at Work Week 2018

In celebration of Learning at Work Week 2018 (14th-20th May) a jam packed week of events were planned for staff and students at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

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The week long event showcased the wide range of opportunities which are available to Trust staff to support development and further study. From bite size education sessions to IT skills to health and wellbeing sessions there was something on offer for everyone.

This year the MY library team ran a small number of ‘​How to search literature effectively’ sessions, using the Health Education England eLearning for Healthcare literature searching eLearning modules (which we have previously blogged about here).

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The library team agree that the activity sessions were a success and may be something we could repeat in the future.. watch this space!

Attendees of our activity sessions thought that the eLearning modules were ‘very useful’. One attendee even asked if they could continue to work on the eLearning modules after the session had finished (and of course we said yes!)

As well as supporting the MY library sessions, during the week I also attended one of Organisation Development’s bite size education sessions, which I found to be very useful and informative. In the near future I plan to  look into their other education sessions too, to see if there is anything to support my personal development.

If you weren’t able to attend the Learning at Work Week event but would like some help getting started with the e-LfH literature searching modules, why not pick up our ‘getting started’ guide from the MY staff library? The library team are also on hand to help with any queries you may have.

Until next time…

Natasha 😀

Yum yum! Results of the MY library Randomised Chocolate Trial

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s ‘More and Better Research’ event, organised by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Research & Innovation Team took place on 30th April.

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During the event we decided to test the effects of chocolate consumption by hosting a randomised chocolate Trial. The randomised chocolate trial enabled us to engage with Trust staff and delegates to see if:

  • Eating white or milk chocolate improved wellbeing?
  • Taking part in the trial increased their awareness of clinical trials?

We attracted 56 recruits on the day and were able to highlight the importance of research in healthcare and to help participants to gain a better understanding of how clinical trials work.  The experience also helped participants to see how it feels from the other side when patients are asked to participate in trials for new treatments.

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It is known that getting patients to enrol in clinical trials can be a challenge for a number of reasons, such as the ‘fear of the unknown’ or having to read through lots of information and understand what it’s all about.  The participants of our randomised chocolate trial acknowledged these feelings when asked to take part in the trial and saw the volume of information to digest and forms to complete!

On the whole our randomised chocolate trial was some light hearted and tasty relief for delegates attending the event and helped to show case how the library supports research in the NHS.

A big thank you to all of those who participated in the trial 🙂

You can find the full results here.

For further information about our randomised chocolate trial, or to find out how the library can support your research project, please contact a member of the MY library team, who will be happy to help.

What’s New? May 2018

What’s New?’ is a monthly current awareness bulletin, produced by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library service.

This edition brings together the latest guidelines, standards, appraisals, reports and reviews (published during April 2018) to help keep staff up to date.

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You can download the latest bulletin, and all previous editions, from the library website. If you are a Trust employee and would like future copies of What’s New? delivered to your inbox every month, please contact the library by email or by telephone (ext 53899)

All about JournalTOCS

Hello Blog readers, today I want to tell you all about JournalTOCS. It’s something that I as a librarian in the healthcare sector subscribe to and value as part of my daily information gathering routine.

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What is it?

It’s basically a current awareness service where once you sign up you can discover the newest research papers in your chosen field or in a particular subject area which might be of interest to you, so although I primarily use JournalTOCS for medical/healthcare related information I’m also interested in American literature so I get updates on any new papers in that subject area too! So….

Why should you use it?

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in a nutshell… because

  • it’s free to sign up! http://www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk/
  • you can select from a wide range of journals to have information about the latest research papers emailed to you via RSS feeds. You can choose to receive emails daily,weekly or monthly (depending on your preference)
  • you can save articles and export/share details (max 100 articles in the free version)
  • you can link out to the journal web page
  • it covers 73 subject areas including
    • medical science
    • business and economics
    • health and safety
    • nutrition and dietetics
    • pharmacy and pharmacology AND
    • library and information science 
  • each of the subject areas are then subdivided so you can drill down and find exactly what you’re looking for, below is a snapshot of what happens when we open up the medical sciences subject area

medical sciences jtocsNB: As of May 2018 a maximum of 15 journals can be followed in the free version of JournalTOCs.

We like to help so…

If you want anymore information about JournalTOCS or would like some help getting set up, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Or why not pop in and see us because we would love to see you 🙂

World Book Night 2018

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books which takes place annually on 23rd April.

On World Book Night books are given out across the UK with a focus on reaching those who don’t regularly read, and are gifted through organisations including prisons, libraries, colleges, hospitals, care homes and homeless shelters to name just a few.

Whilst we don’t have a supply of books to distribute this year, we are still keen to mark the occasion and spread the word about the joy of reading for pleasure and the benefits to mental health (which we’ve previously mentioned in this blog post).

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Amongst our leisure reading section we have a small number of titles from the World Book Night 2018 reading list, available for loan to Trust staff, placement students & volunteers. The available titles are pictured below:books.PNG

Wakefield Public Libraries have most of the World Book Night 2018 titles available to loan, free of charge with a library membership. Pictured below are some of the World Book Night 2018 titles in the Wakefield Libraries collection:

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For further information on Wakefield Public Libraries,  including registration information, please visit any Wakefield Library or visit the Wakefield Libraries website.

World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that inspires people to become confident and enthusiastic readers [Source, accessed 20/04/18.]