Upcoming event: Learning at Work Week 2018

Learning at Work Week is an annual event which shines a spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development at work. The theme for 2018 is ‘‘Connected for Learning’ and The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust are offering staff the chance to participate in a range of taster sessions on a variety of topics, from getting started with social media to mindfulness workshops.

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This year the MY staff library will be showing staff how to search literature effectively, using NHS Health Education England’s ‘How to search literature effectively’ eLearning modules. There are currently six bite-sized modules available, which provide a useful introductory overview to literature searching (we’ve blogged about them in more detail here). Staff can sign up to complete just the one module, or all six if they wish.

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The MY staff library ‘How to search  literature effectively’ sessions will take place on Monday 14th May 2018 in the library (housed in Trust HQ & Education Centre, PGH). Places are available to book on the following 30 minute sessions: 9.30am, 10.00am, 10.30am, 11.00am and 12.00pm. To book a place, or for more information, please contact us.

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For more information about Learning at Work Week 2018 at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, please visit the MY staff intranet.

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Upcoming Event: More & Better Research & Randomised Chocolate Trial

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust ‘More and Better Research’ event, organised by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Research & Innovation Team, is to take place on Monday 30th April 2018.

As part of the event we will be hosting a randomised controlled trial to compare how effective eating white or milk chocolate is on improving the wellbeing of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust staff.
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If you like the idea of testing the effects of chocolate consumption colleagues are invited to participate in the trial, which aims to highlight the importance of research and help participants to gain a better understanding of how clinical trials work.

If you are interested in participating please ‘drop by’ during the ‘More and Better Research’ open marketplace session, taking place in Trust HQ on 30th April 2018 between 1pm and 3pm.

Interested participants do not need to book to take part in our randomised chocolate trial, although booking for the full day event is essential (please contact the Research and Innovation team for more information).

Focus on: online resources (2018 update)

From April 2018 there has been a couple of changes to our online resources. Below you’ll find a list of resources which are available to access with your NHS OpenAthens account.

NHS OpenAthens

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An NHS OpenAthens account is your key to access lots of online resources, from journals to eBooks, to point of care tools.

  • All The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust staff and students on placement are eligible for an NHS OpenAthens account.
  • If you need to register for an NHS OpenAthens account you can self-register online here. If you already have an NHS OpenAthens account but have forgotten your log in details please click here.
  • Our registration help guide can be found on the library website (here) or a paper copy can be picked up from the library.
  • Find out more about what an NHS OpenAthens account can do for you in this blog post.

Journals

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  • 1000’s of online journals are available to access with your NHS OpenAthens account, including the Wiley Medical & Nursing Collection.
  • Details of all online journals the service has access to can be found here. You will need to be logged in with your NHS Athens account to see all content the service is subscribed to.

Databases

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eBooks

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  • Our access to the Oxford Medicine online continues. Staff/students can access over 130 highly regarded titles including the the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine and the Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics to name just a few. You can find a full list of titles in the collection here [pdf] 110KB).
  • New titles added to the Oxford Medicine online collection include Head, Neck and Dental Emergencies (2nd ed) & Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine (3rd ed).
  • See our E-Books- OUP Handbooks & Textbooks blog post for more information onaccessing the eBooks.
  • You can access the collection here or via the library catalogue.

Point of care tools

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We no longer have access to Anatomy.TV. We do however continue to have access to:

  • BMJ Best Practice is a decision-support tool for use at the point of care. You can access it free via the internet or via an app (an NHS OpenAthens account is required for both access methods). See our BMJ Best Practice blog for more information on this resource.
  • The Royal Marsden Manual Online is a key Nursing resource which provides up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines for over 200 procedures, related to every aspect of a person’s care. This resource is also available in print from the Staff Library.
  • The British National Formulary (BNF) includes advice of clinical experts and is continually updated to reflect the latest evidence from credible sources worldwide. BNF provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines. You can access it free via the internet or via an App.
  • The British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) presents essential practical information to help healthcare professionals prescribe, monitor, supply, and administer medicines for childhood disorders. You can access it for free via the internet or via an app.

If you’d like further information please do not hesitate to get in touch or pop in and see us (we’re based on the ground floor in Trust HQ).

Natasha on behalf of ‘The Library Team’

What’s New? April 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 March 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)

Advanced warning: Easter closure

With Easter fast approaching we wanted to let MY staff library members know that the library will be unstaffed on the following dates:

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Authorised 24/7 swipe card access is unaffected – please speak to a member of the library team for further information. For online support and access to virtual resources 24/7 visit our website www.midyorks.nhs.uk/library

Advanced warning: demographic survey

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust staff library will soon be sending out a short demographic survey to all library members (by email).

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The survey is being conducted to see where the library membership demographic sits within The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust wider workforce demographic.

If you have any queries please contact us 

Focus on: resources for apprentices

This week is National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2018). The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust staff library has a range of resources & services available to Apprentices working within The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which we are going to focus on in this blog post.

Print Resources

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The library holds a selection of books to support apprentices, both clinical & non-clinical. Titles which may be of particular interest include:

  • ‘Cite them right : the essential referencing guide (10th ed)’ by Pears & Sheilds
  • ‘Great ways to learn anatomy and physiology (2nd ed) by McKissock
  • ‘The studyskills handbook (4th ed) by Cottrell
  • ‘NVQ/SVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care Candidate Handbook’ by Nolan
  • Medical receptionists and secretaries handbook (4th ed) by Robbins

Amongst library stock you’ll also find a selection of books available on a range of other topics. You can view our full library catalogue online here.

Online Resources

For the latest information on our available online resources please visit the library webpage at www.midyorks.nhs.uk/library-resources.

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NHS OpenAthens

An NHS OpenAthens account is your key to lots of online resources, from journals to point of care tools.

  • NHS, CCG & GP practice staff & placement students are eligible for a free NHS OpenAthens account.
  • If you need toregister for an NHS OpenAthens account you can self-register online here.
  • Our registration help guide can be found on the library website (here) or a paper copy can be picked up from the library.
  • More information on NHS OpenAthens can be found in this blog post.

Journals

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  • Details of online journals the service has access to can be found here. You will need to be logged in with your NHS Athens account to see all content the service is subscribed to.

Other useful links

Further information

If you’d like further information about library resources/services please do not hesitate to get in touch with us or pop in and see us (we’re based on the ground floor in Trust HQ).

For further information regarding apprenticeships within the Trust please contact Debbie Swanston (Lead for Trust Induction & Apprenticeships).

Natasha on behalf of ‘The Library Team’

What’s New? March 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 February 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)

Non-Medical Prescribers Bulletin: Issue 7

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 7 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).

Focus on: Literature/Evidence Searching eLearning Modules

We’ve previously blogged about the many Health Education England e-Learning for healthcare programmes NHS Healthcare  professionals are able to access for free.

In this blog post we’re focusing on the Literature Searching e-Learning programme.

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The Literature Searching e-Learning programme contains a number of modules, each of which are designed to help the healthcare workforce build confidence to search published literature for evidence relevant to their work, study & research. Each of the modules should take no more than 20 minutes to complete and can be ‘dipped into’ for reference, or completed to obtain a certificate.

You can access Health Education England e-Learning for healthcare programmes with your NHS OpenAthens account. More information can be found in this blog post.

The current modules in the e-Learning programme are:

Building the foundations

Three modules to enable users to assess their current level of skill in literature searching, find out more about the resources available and how to get started with planning a search.

Developing the skills

Three modules to enable users to narrow/broaden their searches and use subject headings to find more relevant articles in less time.

Applying the skills

  • Module 7 How to search the Healthcare Databases (HDAS) (coming soon)