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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
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:
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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/
- Future Medicine: https://hub.exe.nhs.uk/a-z/non-clinical-systems/future-medicine/
- Future Science: https://hub.exe.nhs.uk/a-z/non-clinical-systems/future-science/
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:
We are happy to announce that we now have access once again to BMJ Case Reports.
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.
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.
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.
The library will be unstaffed over the Bank Holiday weekend, 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.
Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend!
The Library team
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
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