Exeter Health Library


New BNF/BNFC combined app

The new  joint  BNF and BNFC app which launched this month will mean faster and easier access to drug information for prescribers, pharmacists and healthcare professionals. 

It replaces the two separate apps for the NICE BNF and BNF for Children – you can download the new one instead (iOS and Android).

No password or OpenAthens account is needed – the full content can be downloaded for offline access and will be updated monthly. 

Reading Well Books on Prescription – long term conditions

The Library has invested in titles from the recently launched Reading Well Books on Prescription – long term conditions collection, and added them to our Wellbeing Collection, for RD&E staff to borrow.

Topics covered include:

  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Sleep problems
  • Arthritis
  • Bowel conditions
  • Breathing conditions (e.g. asthma)
  • Diabetes
  • Heart diseases
  • Stroke
  • Support for carers and relatives.

Click here to browse a list of the available titles in the Library Catalogue.

If you’d like any help getting hold of these books, please contact the Library.

The Library Team

UpToDate Hub access

The Hub link is now working…


HSJ update

We have been notified that from today, the HSJ app currently installed on your iOS or Android device will no longer work. This is because HSJ was recently bought by Wilmington plc and the apps can’t be transfered to the new owner so it is being upgraded to a new platform.

Please uninstall the existing HSJ app from your iPhone or iPad and download the new version by clicking here (iOS). Or open the App Store on your iPhone or iPad and search for ‘HSJ’.

To download the app on your Android device please click here.

To protect your security, your old password will no longer work when you sign into hsj.co.uk. To reset your password, click the ‘Forgot password link’ on the sign-in page. You should be prompted to change your password after today when the new launches.

Anyone should be able to download either the iOS or Android app and not need to enter a username and password to enter content for the next 30 dayshttps://www.hsj.co.uk/download-the-app to minimise the inconvenience caused.

If you experience any problems, please email customerservices@hsj.co.uk or call 020 8955 7055.

Health Information Week 3rd-9th July

Exeter Health Library will be taking part in Health Information Week this year, which runs from Monday 3rd July – Sunday 9th July.

Health Information Week is a multi-sector campaign to promote the good quality health resources that are available to the public. We are also taking the opportunity to highlight some of the library resources and services we provide to healthcare professionals, providing access to the right information at the right time.

There are lots of activities taking place throughout the week. To see what is happening nationally, you can follow the campaign on Twitter #HIW2017

We have an information display stand over in the RD&E Hospital main entrance, which will be there Monday through to Friday. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough staff to man the stand, but there is plenty of information and leaflets available there.

We are also running daily drop-in sessions on an ‘Introduction to NHS Choices‘ – these sessions are open to all, healthcare professionals, patients and the public – pop in to find out more about this high quality health resource.

Here is a day to day breakdown of what is going to be happening this week:


  • Information stand at RD&E main entrance
  • Introduction to NHS Choices drop-in session, 13:30-14:30, NHS IT Suite, Exeter Health Library


  • Information stand at RD&E main entrance
  • Drink Wise, Age Well stand at RD&E main entrance, 10am-2pm
  • Introduction to NHS Choices drop-in session, 12:30-13:30, NHS IT Suite, Exeter Health Library

‘Wellbeing’ Wednesday

  • Information stand at RD&E main entrance
  • Introduction to NHS Choices drop-in session, 12:00-13:00, NHS IT Suite, Exeter Health Library
  • Try Qi Gong – 12:45-13:30, RILD Seminar Room 11
  • Exeter Health Library Book Club, 12:30-13:30, Library Meeting Room, Exeter Health Library


  • Information stand at RD&E main entrance
  • Pop Up Health PointExeter Central Library, 10am-1pm
    Find out more about Reading Well books on prescription on long term conditions, meet a rep from OneSmallStep, and talk to our Dave about NHS Choices and finding quality health information.
  • Introduction to NHS Choices drop-in session, 13:00-14:00, NHS IT Suite, Exeter Health Library


  • Information stand at RD&E main entrance
  • Introduction to NHS Choices drop-in session, 12:30-13:30, NHS IT Suite, Exeter Health Library
  • Fruity Friday – pop into Exeter Health Library and grab some free fruit!

If you’d like any further information, please contact us.

The Library Team

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