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Welcome to the RD&E and NDHT joint Randomised Coffee Trial – Connecting people, encouraging collaboration, breaking down barriers

Just click on the video below to hear about how you can join in!

If you were to ask people in your organisation, “Would you like to meet more people?”, the answer would probably be “Yes”.

However, in today’s world, face to face meetings are not currently possible. Not only are we socially distancing, people work in different departments, different buildings, different teams and even in different countries.  Randomised coffee trials are a brilliantly simple way of connecting people who wouldn’t normally get the chance to meet and have a conversation. They are proven to encourage people to work collaboratively and break down silos.

Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer, NHS Horizons said, “Often, as leaders, we are aware of what is going on in our organisations but we are not as involved or connected as we could be. Randomised Coffee Trials are such a simple but powerful way of getting meaningful connections going which can lead to real change.”

The autumn 2021 NDHT and RD&E randomised coffee trials are now open. Sign up to be paired with a colleague in the opposite site to where you are usually based. Just thirty minutes to meet with a new colleague can make all the difference.
Sign up now: https://www.northdevonhealth.nhs.uk/library/randomised-coffee-trials/randomised-coffee-trial-sign-up/ 

Bank Holiday weekend!

The library will be unstaffed over the coming Bank Holiday weekend and we’ll be back in on Tuesday 31 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

Health Information Week!

This week is Health Information Week!                                                                                                            

We all need health information that we can trust. This has been highlighted more than ever over the past year.

We also need to look after our well-being, whether our mental health or our physical health.

In response to these needs, the Health Information Week 2021 project team has decided to focus in on a different theme each day. Exeter Health Library will be keeping you updated throughout the week! Today’s theme is Quality marks – helping you to know whether sources of health information are trustworthy!

@RDELibrary @HealthInfoWeek  #HIW2021 

New ebook collections

We now have access, courtesy of Health Education England, to 2 new ebook collections:-

Oxford University Press – over 130 Oxford Handbook titles – https://pages.oup.com/hee with NHS Open Athens. 

Kortext – a collection of fiction and non-fictionhttps://app.kortext.com/login

Browse to find the name of your Trust – Royal Devon and Exeter or Devon Partnership Trust or sign in via NHS Open Athens – https://read.kortext.com/

Instructions to set up your Kortext account to enable reading via the App – https://www.kortext.com/support-and-accessibility/

Join us in celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week: 10-16 May 2021

Mental health can benefit from forest bathing, known in Japan as shinrin yoku – being mindful in nature while breathing deeply induces calm and quiet from the mental chatter.  A natural way to help to destress.  Find your nearest tree filled green space and try it out! 

You can find this book in our Health and Wellbeing Collection – Into the forest: how trees can help you find health and happiness – Dr Qing Li https://tinyurl.com/wvj889m8

Join us in celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week: 10-16 May 2021

If you are struggling with mental health problems, have a look @DPT_NHS selection of self-help guides, available in PDF or audio, on a variety of topics – https://www.dpt.nhs.uk/resources/self-help-guides

Join us in celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week: 10-16 May 2021

Health Education England and the Reading Agency have crowd-sourced a list of uplifting, digital resources from NHS staff – https://library.nhs.uk/nhs-staff-and-learners/uplifting-resources/

Nurses’ Day!

Happy Nurses’ Day!! Just to say a huge Thank You to all our nursing colleagues. 🙂



Join us in celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week: 10-16 May 2021

Reading is good for stress and your mental health – check out our Wellbeing Collection –

including the Reading Agency recommended titles on prescription for mental health,

young people’s mental health and mood boosting books – https://tinyurl.com/y8xp2ewn

Easter weekend

The Library will be unstaffed from
Friday 02 April  – Monday 05 April.

24/7 access and self-service book issue/return is available to registered members of the Library.

Don’t forget you can also access a wealth of resources such as journals, databases and e-books online via NHS OpenAthens.

Help and advice is available via our website, Help section.

Wishing you a Happy Easter.

The Library Team