What’s New? January 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 December 2017) 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)

To help you to navigate your way around the bulletin more easily please use the find function (found within the PDF reader) to locate specific articles/reports in your area of interest:

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Season’s Greetings!

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library Team would like to wish all our library members (& blog readers) the very best for the festive season.sEASON'S GREETINGS FROM THE LIBRARY TEAM!(1)

Please note that the library will be closed (unstaffed) on the following dates:

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For authorised users 24 hour library access will be unaffected.

Don’t forget that you can access our online resources anytime with your NHS OpenAthens log in. See our post ‘Spotlight on NHS OpenAthens’ for more information.

What’s New? December 2017

‘What’s New?’ is a monthly current awareness bulletin, produced by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust staff library. The bulletin brings together the latest guidelines/standards/appraisals, reports and reviews to keep  staff up to date.

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You can download the December bulletin, and all previous editions, directly to your desktop 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)

To help you to navigate your way around the bulletin more easily please use the find function (found within the PDF reader) to locate specific articles/reports in your area of interest:

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Focus On: Pictures to Share Books

As part of our ongoing partnership work with the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Dementia Team we have recently added a selection of Pictures to Share books to stock at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library.

Pictures to Share books are designed to be accessible and entertaining for anyone with mid to later stage dementia. They aim to prompt memories and enable discussion between those with dementia and their families, friends and carers. More information about the books can be found on the Pictures to Share website.

The collection may be of particular interest to our MY colleagues for use during reminiscence activities with patients.

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The titles currently available from the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff library are:

  • A Sporting Life in Pictures
  • A World of Work in Pictures
  • Childhood Days in Pictures
  • Family Life in Pictures
  • A Funny Old World in Pictures (2nd ed)
  • In the Garden in Pictures
  • Pets in Pictures
  • Shopping in Pictures
  • Travelling in Pictures
  • Beside the Seaside in Pictures

Please feel free to pop in for a closer look at the books, which are currently on display in the staff library alongside our other dementia resources 😀

Natasha (on behalf of the library team)

Outreaching ourselves @midyorkslibrary

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Before I forget who we have reached out to… I thought I would write it down, the library has been and continues to be busy out and about talking and listening to staff across the Mid Yorkshire Hospital sites in order to make sure that all our staff are aware of the library service and what it can do for them…

First up was Dewsbury, in the canteen Natasha and I set up shop with information and freebies, not a particularly successful day, but we learned from it. What we learned was that trying to engage people by luring them away from their lunch takes you on a highway to nowhere

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Next up we set our stall out at the Oakwell Centre, this being where the learning, training and educating takes place over at Dewsbury Hospital.

We did a bit of tooing and froing initially, corridor or entrance?  The entrance won the day. Our target audience for this particular day were physiotherapists and occupational therapists working in intermediate care. In they came rushed off their feet, wanting to talk to us but unable to stop because they were already late…

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So we hung around until the end of the meeting and this was a great idea because we got talking to some interested members of staff who genuinely wanted to find out about the library our resources and services. Furthermore they were then equally enthusiastic about sharing the information with their teams out in the community.

The invitation to the quality and performance meeting [translates as a midwifery leaders meeting] was another success, by just popping in at the beginning of the meeting, being first up on the agenda I was able to deliver information about the library in an informal and relaxed way. It gave me an opportunity to introduce myself, to inform about the library, to engage with some of our midwives and to showcase some of what we had already been doing with their colleagues, one of the hooks was telling the midwives in the meeting about some of the literature searching we had done for other midwives in the Trust. This information seemed to me to make the role of the library come to life..so to speak. Meeting them also made me realise how little some of them knew about the library service.

The MY divisional management meeting was a squished and squashed affair, at least 25 people involved in providing ‘care closer to home’ shoehorned into a room, it was a bit too warm but very welcoming, where I could talk about the library offer to a captive audience of really interested people, some of whom did not know about us. They do now and as a result there has been an upsurge in library membership, requests for research papers, literature searches and medical/clinical/healthcare database training – amongst these groups of staff whether doing a Masters, a piece of research, service design or professional development.  By getting out there and literally sitting round the table to have a conversation we have raised the profile of the library service

As a result of this we have had more staff engagement across all of these groups. The latest engagement was at the new midwives induction day where I replicated my earlripple effectier presentation style by sitting down and having a conversation with the two groups.

The ripple effect of these types of meetings which dip into the daily working lives of staff groups across the trust is that others get to know about us too, its like a veil being lifted, its not necessarily someone that was in the room walking in but someone else who heard about us through someone who was…in the room.

Thanks very much for reading… and please get in touch                                                        on Twitter @midyorkslibrary or email us at  library.pgh@midyorks.nhs.uk

  Helen

What’s New? November 2017

‘What’s New?’ is a monthly current awareness bulletin, produced by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust staff library. The bulletin brings together the latest guidelines/standards/appraisals, reports and reviews to keep  staff up to date.

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You can download the latest bulletin, and all previous editions, directly to your desktop 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)

To help you to navigate your way around the bulletin more easily please use the find function (found within the PDF reader) to locate specific articles/reports in your area of interest:

Celebrating Libraries Week

The 9th – 14th October was Libraries Week (you may have seen our daily tweets throughout the week promoting it!).  We had a joint event in the Atrium at Pinderfields with Wakefield Public LibrariesWe were joined by Dawn Bertram (right) and we showcased the resources that both libraries have to offer.

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Helen Rotherforth (Trust Librarian) with Dawn Bertram from Wakefield Libraries

The hub of the Atrium is a bustling environment, and our stands were great for catching the attention of the throng of  people that pass through it.  We generated interest from staff, patients and visitors alike.

This medic was keen to find out about our resources and even posed for a family photo to post on our social media Bluebird

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Varied queries came in thick and fast, and we were able to answer one visitor’s question by introducing her to  NHS Choices  the one-stop site that answers the public’s medical information queries – anything from how to find a GP, to their “Health A-Z” which outlines conditions, treatments and much more.

There was plenty to learn about the services available at our local libraries in Wakefield and the surrounding area – did you know that you can read the latest magazines online for free with your library membership?  Topics are comprehensive – from Good Food to Amatuer Photography, Music and History!  Check out the Digital Library here

One of the highlights of our stand was the new Quick Reads selection on loan from Wakefield Libraries (short books that are specifically designed to be quick & easy to read).  You may have seen our previous post and be considering loaning one – I understand that they will make an excellent read for the chilly nights that will soon be upon us!

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