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Randomised Coffee Trial

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Do you ever wish you knew more about the work of other teams in the Trust?

Why don’t you join in with Exeter Health Library’s randomised coffee trial? All it takes is 15 minutes of your time.

Randomised coffee trials are simple way of connecting people who wouldn’t normally get the chance to meet and have a conversation. You will be randomly paired with another member of staff and you will both be supplied with each other’s contact details and asked to arrange a mutually convenient time to meet for your coffee and chat.

These types of meetings are proven to encourage people to work collaboratively and break down silos. You could gain an insight into parts of the RD&E you didn’t even know existed, and have the chance to discuss some of the successes or challenges facing you at work. All are welcome.

To find out more, contact Charlotte Greaves on x6729 or charlotte.greaves@nhs.net. To register for the trial, please email rde-tr.library@nhs.net.

The registration deadline is Friday 27 September, and the conversations will be held during October and November.

Why should you get involved?

  • Frontline staff tell us they are experiencing less and less real-life, face-to-face interactions with other staff
  • This can break down silos and get people connecting and learning from each other
  • Conversation is a seriously underestimated tool for learning and change

Further information is available on this poster.

August Bank Holiday weekend

The library will be unstaffed over the Bank Holiday weekendreading_nature, we’ll be back in on Tuesday 27th August.

24/7 access is available to registered library members on request, with either an activated RD&E staff badge, or an Exeter Health Library proximity card.

Don’t forget – many resources such as e-books, databases, journals & evidence-based resources are all available online with an NHS OpenAthens account.

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend!

The Library team

Welcome to our new library manager

Meet Charlotte Greaves, who will be the library manager while Carol Giles takes a sabbatical year.

Charlotte has worked with us for the last few years as library assistant, so is familiar with the library and the hospital, and we’re looking forward to working with her in her new role.

The Library Team

Christmas Opening hours

Please see below our Christmas opening hours over the festive period:

 

 

24/7 access is available to registered members of the Library, with an authorised RD&E staff badge, or Exeter Health Library proximity card. If you need access over the holidays, please check with Library staff before 3pm on Christmas Eve.

Don’t forget – you also have access to a wealth of health information such as journals, databases and e-books via NHS OpenAthens.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The Library Team

New Cochrane Library website – launch on Tuesday 07August

The Cochrane Library has been redesigned to enhance user experience – it consistently provides the dependable, high standard evidence which informs healthcare decision-making. It will launch on Tuesday 7th August 2018.

Do take a look and visit the new site – cochranelibrary.com to view the changes and new features. Access is via NHS Open Athens – so sign up if you haven’t already – https://openathens.nice.org.uk

They do warn – “To ensure the transition from old to new site runs smoothly, we strongly recommend not using the saved search function from 00:01 GMT on Monday 6th August 2018 until 23:59 GMT on Tuesday 7th August. We cannot guarantee that any searches saved during this period will be transferred to the new site. All other search functions in the Cochrane Library will remain available during this time. The transfer of all saved searches will take place between 6-7th August, with no action required on the part of users. If you have any problems contact cs-cochrane@wiley.com and specify that you are a saved search user.”

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Document supply price increase

From 1st August, our document supply charge will be rising to £15 per item.
This is in line with price increases from the British Library, and more locally, the University of Exeter.

Please note that document supply is FREE for Trust or clinical related work.
Charges only apply if the items are required for funded research projects, or educational courses.

For more information, and a copy of our policy, see our Document Supply web page.

BMJ Case Reports

BMJ Case Reports will not be renewed for 2018/19 – the subscription officially ended yesterday.

Please contact me at either pamela.geldenhuys@nhs.net or p.r.geldenhuys@exeter.ac.uk if there are any queries.

Usage has been very low and it was therefore considered not cost effective to renew.

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NHS Open Athens problems

We have been made aware there may be some problems with access to journals and databases and account renewals.

If you are affected, please let us know – ring us on 01392 406800 or email us at

rde-tr.library@nhs.net and we will investigate.

Thank you.

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NICE News – March 2018

Now available at https://bit.ly/2IczeyZ

Journal news – new title – Journal of Neonatal Nursing

We are pleased to announce we now have electronic access to the Journal of Neonatal Nursing from Jan 2014 onwards – https://bit.ly/2Gaukpx

It is also available in print from January 2018.

Please feel free to contact the library if you have any issues accessing this title.

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