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
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
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.
Various publishers have been kind enough to give free access to their resources until 31 May 2020.
Oxford Medicine Online (over 1000 handbooks + textbooks),
To access, login with an NHS OpenAthens account, click Sign in via your institution – select NHS in England.
HSJ Covid-19 articles – https://hsj.co.uk
EBSCO ebooks – Nursing, Psychology and Clinical Medicine (Topic areas include Dermatology, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Internal Medicine, Medicine (General), Nursing, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Surgery).
All accessed via NHS OpenAthens – https://openathens.nice.org.uk
eBook Clinical Collection – https://tinyurl.com/EBSCO-clinical-ebooks
Please check our COVID-19 topic guide too for more updated resources – http://exeterhealth.libguides.com/COVID-19
This collates information on local library resources and services, as well as links to further general information, evidence and research in the area.
For Trust/Clinical guidance, information and advice, please use the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Info Hub, which is available on the Trust intranet. RD&E IT login is required for access off-site.
If you have any suggestions for resources you’d like to see added to the Topic Guide, please contact the Library: firstname.lastname@example.org.