Discover something new – Quick Reads 2017

We’ve previously blogged about the many benefits of reading for pleasure but despite this I often struggle to find the time to get stuck into a new read.

The Reading Agency have recognised that time is one of the reason’s why people don’t read and to tackle this each year they commission big name authors to write ‘Quick Reads‘ (short books that are specifically designed to be quick & easy to read).

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We have a selection of the 2017 Quick Reads available at MY Library, which have kindly been loaned to us by Wakefield Libraries for a short time.

I’ve started making my way through the collection and earlier this week I finished ‘One False Move’, although it’s not the type of fiction I’d normally choose to read it gripped me from the start & I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next (luckily I didn’t have to wait too long to find out!)

The Quick Reads 2017 are available for loan from MY Library to MY staff, students & volunteers. We have also recommended the titles to our colleagues in the Voluntary Services team as they may be useful for our Ward Befrienders to loan for patients they are working with.

Until next time.

Natasha ūüôā

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News Update

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 ?

 

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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 Рfind 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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď from how to register with a local GP to what is the ideal weight of a piece of fruit to make up your ‚Äú5 a day‚ÄĚ?

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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¬† ‚ÄúSummer Reading Challenge‚ÄĚ, which this year has a detective theme (contact your local library for details).

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

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

 

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

 

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 Рfull information can be found on our website here or paper copies can be picked up on the library display.

Mens health week

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.

Focus On: Wiley Medical & Nursing Collection Trial

The Wiley Medical & Nursing Collection brings together over 400 premium healthcare journal titles, including Journal of Advanced Nursing,British Journal of Surgery and BJOG to name just a few. A complete list of the titles in the collection can be viewed here.

Wiley Titles

To access the online content staff will need an NHS Athens account. If you’re not yet registered for NHS Athens you can register here.¬†

We have signed up to a trial until the end of May 2017, with a view to purchase. We are keen to obtain feedback on this content from our library users, so please get in touch with the team if you have any comments or suggestions.

If you have any queries please get in touch with a member of library staff (library.pgh@midyorks.nhs.uk / x53899) who will be happy to help!

World Book Day

Today (March 2nd) is the 20th World Book Day.  A day when many children will attend school dressed as their favourite literary character, and the world focuses on the joy of the written word.

Reading has many life enhancing qualities, so much so that books can now be obtained “on prescription”.¬† The Reading Agency gives more information here

Just a few benefits are:reading

 

If you don’t consider yourself to be a reader, and still need persuading… ¬†

visit Lifehack here

Don’t forget, the Staff Library at Pinderfields not only has resources to inform the care and advice you give to patients and staff, but also has a selection of¬† self-help and mood boosting books to help you ¬†relax and enjoy your leisure time.

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