Health Information Week

Health Information Week is a national initiative to promote good quality health resources for all.  This year it was held on July 3rd – 9th .   Campaigns took place which involved joint initiatives, which were often held outside of the usual library or department.

Mid Yorks NHS Staff Library was keen to join this programme to spread the word on what readable, reliable and valid information is out there for everyone to access (and how to utilise these sources in preference to more dubious ones).  We used this opportunity to showcase the Patient Information page on our website, which you can access here.  As our first stand was to be held in Wakefield’s main library, in the Wakefield One building, we were keen to promote materials that would be of value to the general public, and this seemed to be the perfect location!

We joined forces with Wakefield Public Libraries to promote resources that are available to the customers and public that we serve, and one of the many benefits of working with a different library was that we learned new things from each other, and came away with a host of ideas and useful information.  For example, did you know that Wakefield libraries have created reminiscence boxes which are used within the community to raise dementia awareness, and are used therapeutically to generate memories and conversations about times gone by?  The boxes are available for loan from the libraries and were a great source of interest at both events.  These are a really good resource for people who suffer from dementia, and the carers that support them.

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Terry in prime position at the entrance to Wakefield 1 Library

Working with a different client group in a public library was a new experience, and I was intrigued to know what types of health information we would be asked for.  Queries were varied – from how to register with a local GP to what is the ideal weight of a piece of fruit to make up your “5 a day”?

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Terry and Wendy then joined us in the Atrium at Pinderfields where our stands generated interest from visitors, patients and staff.  We answered queries about medical conditions, and interest was shown by parents and children who collected cards from  Wakefield libraries stand to participate in the  “Summer Reading Challenge”, which this year has a detective theme (contact your local library for details).

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(Left to right) Karen and Natasha – Mid Yorks Library, Terry and Wendy – Wakefield Public Libraries

We look forward to future collaborative working, so for more information watch this space….

 

New Online Resource: Wiley Medical & Nursing Collection

Trust staff & students on placement at the Trust are now able to access over 400 additional online journal titles, as part of our new online journal collection!

Titles in our new Wiley online journal collection include; Journal of Advanced Nursing, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology,  Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology and British Journal of Dermatology to name a few. There are more titles to be discovered in our new promotional video (shown below), alternatively you’ll find a full list of our new Wiley titles here.

To access the new journal titles (and lots of other online resources) staff/students will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you’re not yet registered, you can self-register for an NHS OpenAthens account here.

If you have any queries about the new collection or setting up an NHS OpenAthens account please get in touch with a member of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library staff who will be happy to help 😀

What’s New? July 2017

What’s New? is a monthly current awareness bulletin for staff working within clinical and non-clinical environments.

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 copies of What’s New? delivered to your inbox every month, please contact the library by e-mail library.pgh@midyorks.nhs.uk or by telephone (ext 53899).

Focus On: Reading Well for Long Term Conditions Collection

This week The Reading Agency launched a new strand of their popular Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme, Reading Well for Long Term Conditions.

Reading Well for Long Term conditions focuses on supporting those living with long term conditions such as arthritis, bowel conditions, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. More information on Reading Well for Long Term conditions can be found on The Reading Agency website.

Long Term Conditions Books

We have a selection of titles from the Reading Well for Long Term Conditions collection available at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Staff Library for loan to Trust staff and students on placement. You can find a full list of Reading Well for Long Term Conditions titles held in library stock in our library resources for long term conditions guide. We hold a selection of other self-help, mindfulness & mood boosting books in our library stock too.

You can also find the Reading Well for Long Term Conditions collection, amongst other strands of the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme, in your local public library.

Wakefield Public Libraries have a large range of self help books that are available to loan free of charge with a library membership, you can view their catalogue here. For information on how to join Wakefield public libraries you can visit any Wakefield Library or you can join online using this link 

As part of Health Information Week 2017  Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Library staff will be in the atrium at Pinderfields Hospital  with staff from Wakefield Public Libraries on Friday 7th July, where they will be showcasing their new Reading Well for Long Term Conditions collection alongside a range of resources and services provided through Wakefield Public Libraries. More information can be found here

 

Upcoming events for Health Information Week

Many organisations across different sectors are collaborating for Health Information Week 2017 (3-9th July 2017). This campaign aims to improve accessibility of high quality health information for the public as well as building on local partnerships between information providers and improving health literacy.

It is essential that quality information is provided to people to enable them to better manage their health and wellbeing and make fully informed decisions about their treatment and care. Library and Knowledge specialists are uniquely positioned to underpin this vital agenda, working in partnership with clinical staff and other information providers.Patrick Mitchell, Regional Director – South of England, Health Education England (HEE)

As part of Health Information week 2017 the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library will be working in partnership with Wakefield Public Libraries to promote good quality health information for the benefit of our staff and the public by raising awareness of the resources that are available to them, both online and in print.

Health information week activities

On Tuesday 4th July Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Library staff will be joining Wakefield Public Libraries from 12:30pm to 14:30pm at Wakefield One to promote and signpost the public to reliable health information sources.

If you’re unable to pop by you can find links to a selection of reliable health information sources on our patient health information web page.

On Friday 7th July Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Library staff will be in the atrium at Pinderfields Hospital with staff from Wakefield Public Libraries between 10am and 11.30am where they will be showcasing their new collection on ‘living with long-term conditions’ alongside a range of resources and services provided through Wakefield Public Libraries.

We hope to see you there 😀.

If you are unable to pop by and see us at either event we will be Tweeting (@midyorkslibrary) throughout the week using the hashtag #HIW2017

 

 

Focus on: e-Learning for Healthcare

e-Learning for Healthcare (or e-LfH for short) is a Health Education England Programme working in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce’ (http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/about/ accessed 30/05/17).

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The e-Lfh hub hosts a wide range of e-Learning programmes, from the Care Certificate to Management and Leadership skills. A full list of programmes can be found here.

Before you can access any of the programmes you will need to register/log in. You can do this by clicking the purple button in the top right hand corner of the e-Lfh page or by clicking this link to the e-Lfh portal.CaptureOnce the e-Lfh portal loads choose ‘sign in with OpenAthens’.

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You will then be prompted to sign in with your OpenAthens account details (if you’re not yet registered with OpenAthens you can register for free here).CaptureIf you’re accessing e-Lfh for the first time using your OpenAthens account the ‘linking your e-Lfh’ page should be displayed.

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If you already have an e-Lfh account enter your current log in details in the relevant boxes on the left, and click ‘find your account’ to link your OpenAthens account.

If you don’t have an e-Lfh account choose the ‘proceed to next step’ option on the right, you will then be prompted to enter your email address (as registered with OpenAthens). Once you’ve done this click ‘create account’. Your account should now be linked😀.

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Now you’re account is linked and you’re logged in you should see your personal dashboard displayed, which should look something like this ⬇️.

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The ‘My e-Learning’ tab shows the programmes which you have enrolled into. To enroll into other learning programmes click on the ‘view full catalogue’ option. This will then bring up a full list of learning programmes.

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To enroll in any of the training programmes listed, click on the programme name (you may need to do this twice) then press ‘enrol’ & ‘continue with enrolment’

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The new training programme should now show up in your account dashboard. You should now be able to play/access the assigned training programmes from here.

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If you’d like any further help accessing e-Learning for Healthcare please ask a member of library staff who will be happy to help with any queries you may have 😀

National Men’s Health Week

Men’s Health

June 12th – 18th is National Men’s Health Week and events are occuring throughout the country to mark this.  Our Trust’s Occupational Health Department is running information sessions over the next two weeks (details on the intranet) and these are held in the rooms adjacent to the Library, providing the perfect reason to pop in to see us!

We have produced a leaflet of men’s health resources, which contains a selection of  pertinent books.  As the theme this year is “belly fat” we are sure the title Hazardous Waist is bound to be popular!

Men's Health resources (for guide)

In addition to our books, there are links to useful online resources – full information can be found on our website here or paper copies can be picked up on the library display.

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New Books

We are here to help all staff with their health related queries, so please contact us for assistance – and don’t forget to check our new additions to stock lists (here) regularly for new titles on your area of interest.