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Temporary changes in Exeter Health Library

Some of you may already have noticed a change that has taken place in the Library this week – in the build up to MY CARE go live next month, and during those important first few weeks of go live, the IT suites in the Library are being used to accommodate the MY CARE service desk.

Whilst this is great news for all those MY CARE user who will need help and support during go live, it does mean that we are offering much reduced access to computers in the Library at the moment.

We’d like to apologise for the inconvenience, and will do our best to support your learning needs throughout this period – do come and talk to us if you need help.

We’ll be back to normal soon!

All the best,

The Library Team

New self-issue machine + security system!

Exeter Health Library is getting a new self-issue and security system! We are excited to announce that our new kit is going to be installed from the 4th to 9th September. We will still be operational during most of this period, but users may notice a little disruption around the Library entrance and Issue desk. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Whilst the gates themselves are being installed there will be some periods where access to the library is unavailable. We’ll advertise these times on our Website www.exeterhealthlibrary.net and social media.

Hope to see you soon, 

The Library Team

Notice for Library users

From Monday 13th July 2020 Exeter Health Library will be staffed on a daily basis, and we are looking forward to being able to offer support to library users in person again.

Things to note:

We will be staffing on a rota basis, with most of the team continuing to work remotely, so email is still the best way to get in touch.

As for the rest of the site, face masks should be worn when using the library, which unfortunately means that for the foreseeable future library users will not be able to eat in the library.

Access to the RILD is now by swipe card only – if you need access to the library but can’t currently access the RILD building please let us know.

We are adhering to social distancing measures, which means that there are a reduced number of PCs and study spaces available for use in the Library.

Library skills training will continue to be offered virtually, using MS Teams.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The Library Team

rde-tr.library@nhs.net                                                                                                 exeterhealthlibrary.net

Health Information Week webinar – Monday 06 July 2020

Health Literacy and Patient Information in BMJ Best Practice – Health Information Week Webinar, 12:00-12:30, 6 July 2020

This lunch-time webinar, delivered jointly by HEE and BMJ for Health Information Week 2020, will highlight some of the health literacy challenges that lead to poor outcomes and demonstrate ways that clinicians can use BMJ Best Practice to support shared decision-making. Join live by Webex:

Join meeting

When prompted, please enter your name and email address to connect to the meeting

Meeting number (access code): 163 673 6696

Meeting password: 4xePSmwy5V5

A recording will be available after the event.

Drop-in computers

Tomorrow, Friday 3rd July, the drop-in computers in Exeter Health Library will not be available until the afternoon.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The Library Team.

Access to Exeter Health Library

In line with current Trust policy, access to the Library in the RILD Building is now by swipe card only.

Let us know by email rde-tr.library@nhs.net if there are any problems as the Library is still open to all staff.

Remember to always wear a face mask when you come into the Library and if needing to change it, please dispose of it correctly.

Thank you!

Access to Future Medicine + Future Science until 31 December 2020

Future Medicine / Future Science

We have been given free access to these collections until 31 Dec 2020.

They can be accessed via the Hub –

Non-Clinical Systems page: https://hub.exe.nhs.uk/a-z/non-clinical-systems/

NHS OpenAthens has also been enabled – https://openathens.nice.org.uk

Select  Exeter Health Library as the institution.

Use these URLs –



The Future Science Group is a progressive publisher focused on breakthrough medical, biotechnological and scientific research.

There are over 40 peer reviewed journals all within medical science as well as various digital platforms to support a handful of the journals.

You can view a list of the journals here:

Future Medicine Collection

Future Science Collection

BMJ Case Reports

We are happy to announce that we now have access once again to BMJ Case Reports.

Access is via openathens.nice.org.uk or via casereports.bmj.com.

There is also a direct link on the Non-Clinical Systems page on HUB for use when onsite.

Attached is the user guide for ease of reference.

Authors will need to use the RD&E Fellowship Code when submitting their cases – please contact us to request it.

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