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.


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)

Library news update: Summer 2017

We have been really busy in the Library over the summer and would like to share some of our new resources and services with you.

Books, books and more books!


New Books

Do you love being the first person to read a new book?  Check out our catalogue today search here for the latest books on your area of interest.

What’s New ?



The August edition of our current awareness bulletin “What’s New?” is now available.  You can view our previous blog on this resource here and view the latest or previous issues here

New Wiley Journal Collection

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Did you miss our blog post on this fantastic new collection of over 400 Medicine and Nursing  journal titles, which you can access with your NHS Athens account?  You can catch it again here and register for an Athens account  here

And finally…

Are you returning to study shortly?  You may need to brush up  brushon your study skills.  You can make an appointment for a session with one of our librarians to learn literature searching skills (contact the library on extension 53909) or perhaps you would like to attend a Critical Appraisal course?  Places are currently available – find a date and time to suit you on our Training and Support pages here

Further  information to assist your learning will follow in future blogs, so please keep in touch!


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.


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”?


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).


(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.


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 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