Exeter Health Library


New! Resource Hubs to support nurses, midwives & healthcare assistant’s CPD

The Library has recently launched the following Resource Hubs to support the revalidation, and CPD needs of all nurses and midwives, and also a Resource Hub to support RD&E staff taking the Care Certificate:

NMC Revalidation Resource Hub

Mentorship & Preceptorship Resource Hub

Care Certificate Resource Hub

To see our growing list of Resource Hubs, go to: http://exeterhealth.libguides.com/

For more information, contact the Library.

Bank Holiday weekend

The library will be unstaffed over the Bank Holiday weekend, we’ll be back in on Tuesday 30th May.

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

Dementia Awareness Week 15th-20th May

This week is Dementia Awareness Week.

The library has a number of resources on Dementia, and we have just launched the Exeter Health Library Dementia Resource Hub:


The Resource Hub contains information on a wide variety of resources including books, journals, evidence-based practice and videos.

We have a wide range of books about dementia, including the Reading Well Agency’s Books on Prescription (Dementia) collection.

For more information, contact the Library.

e-Learning for Healthcare – scheduled downtime

New and updated e-learning content is being added to Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) programme on an increasingly regular basis which is seeing more e-learning programmes made available for members of the health and social care workforce.

System downtime has been scheduled to increase the server capacity.  The downtime is scheduled for Thursday 18 May 2017 between 08.00-12.00.

 The e-LfH Hub and the e-LfH website will be unavailable during this time.  Access via an AICC link will also be unable to access e-learning programmes at NHS Trusts.

Any concerns or questions please email: support@e-lfh.org.uk.  Please feel free to share this notification with colleagues who may be affected.



For regular updates about e-LfH content please follow us on Twitter: @HEE_TEL


With kind regards

The HEE e-LfH Programme Team

Learning At Work Week: 15-21 May 2017

We welcome all staff to visit us either in person or have a look at our website.

The library is here to support all staff learning, education and development needs – ehl_learning-at-work-week

Access to JCO

There is currently an access problem to JCO via the NHS Open Athens portal – the publisher is investigating and we apologise for the inconvenience.  In the meantime try accessing via the iOS app – instructions below or email Pam at either p.r.geldenhuys@exeter.ac.uk or pamela.geldenhuys@nhs.net and she will provide the articles to you.

JCO (Journal of Clinical Oncology) is available via a free app for iPhone or iPad. Non-members and non-subscribers may access full-text articles for 90 days without a subscription.

To download the app visit the iTunes App store.

Easter Bank Holiday opening hours

The library will be unstaffed on the Bank Holidays this coming weekend, on Friday 14th and Monday 17th April. The library will be staffed again on Tuesday 18th April, from 9am.

24/7 access is available to registered users with their RD&E staff badge or an Exeter Health Library proximity card. If you need access for the weekend, please contact us.

Don’t forget you can access lots of resources online, with an NHS OpenAthens account. For more information on online resources, visit the library website.

Wishing you a lovely Easter.

The Library Team

End of DynaMed Plus subscription – 1st April 2017

From 1st April 2017, the Trust will no longer have access to DynaMed Plus. Links will be removed from the Hub and the library website.  Some staff may have downloaded the DynaMed Plus app on their devices; this access will also stop from 1st April, when the subscription ends.

The Trust still has a subscription to UpToDate – a key clinical-decision making tool. Links are available from Hub (under Non-clinical systems – no login required on-site) and the library website. It is accessible off-site or on devices at http://www.uptodate.com/ – login in with your NHS OpenAthens username and password. If you don’t have an NHS OpenAthens username and password you can register for one at: https://openathens.nice.org.uk/.

If you have any problems, please contact speak to Library staff: Tel: 01392 406800, E-mail: rde-tr.library@nhs.net.

Problems with accessing Ovid online journals

With effect from 1st January 2017, our regional subscription to an online journal collection from Ovid was cancelled. This included titles such as Age and Aging, Annals of Surgery, JBJS (UK & US versions), Spine, Stroke and a few ‘Current opinion in’ titles.

We are currently waiting for the publisher to re-instate our archival access to these titles (for the years that we subscribed to) but in the meantime, if you require any articles please let us know. You can request journal articles online, or drop us an e-mail: rde-tr.library@nhs.net.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The Library Team

New! Library Resource Hubs by specialty and profession

As part of our new website, we’re in the process of creating new Resource Hubs for individual specialties and staff groups, which bring together subject specific information such as:

  • Latest books added to library stock for your specialty,
  • Links to relevant e-books,
  • Links to relevant online journals,
  • Access to healthcare databases,
  • Access to evidence-based practice resources such as UpToDate,
  • Access to CPD resources such as BMJ Learning, e-Learning for Healthcare, links to Royal Colleges etc,
  • Latest articles published by RD&E authors in your specialty,
  • Links to healthcare apps such as BNF, NICE Guidance etc.


To browse the list of available Resource Hubs by specialty, go to:

We also have Resource Hubs available for Nurses, Midwives, and Students on Placement.

We hope that the Resource Hubs will be a useful ‘one-stop’ portal for you and your colleagues to access subject specific library resources. We are continuing to build our collection of Resource Hubs, so if you don’t see a Resource Hub available for your specialty yet, please let us know.

We hope that you will benefit from this new feature of our website. If you have any feedback, suggestions for improvements, or new topics you’d like to see covered, please do not hesitate to contact the Library.

The Library Team