New dates released for Reflective Writing for Nurse Revalidation

reflectiveWe’ve added more dates for this popular course to aid nurses completing the NMC Reflective Accounts Form.

The one-hour workshops will introduce reflective writing and show how to apply this to the NMC revalidation.

Sessions will take place at RSCH and PRH libraries over the next few months and are open to all nurses.

See our website for more details and online booking:


Welcome to our new-look Library Newsletter

As reported in our last issue of Library Matters, we’ve moved to an online news service, which allows us greater flexibility to bring you news on library, information and knowledge developments more quickly.  You can sign up for e-mail updates to be alerted when new content appears, or subscribe to our RSS feed.

Welcome to our new Foundation doctors

A very warm welcome to all the new Foundation doctors starting their rotations with us in July. We look forward to meeting you at our Library Induction on 28th July.  If we miss seeing you, do pop in and our team will ensure you have everything you need.

You can find more about our services on our website.

Farewell and good luck to all our departing F1 doctors.

Cochrane Clinical Answers

CCACochrane Clinical Answers is now available via the LKS website or at Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane systematic reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform decision making at the point of care. Each Cochrane Clinical Answer contains a clinical question, a short answer, and an opportunity to ‘drill down’ to the evidence from relevant Cochrane reviews. The evidence is displayed in a user friendly format, mixing narrative, numbers and graphics. The target audience for Cochrane Clinical Answers is healthcare practitioners and professionals, and other informed health care decision-makers. Cochrane Clinical Answers have been developed by Cochrane Innovations Ltd. and Wiley Online Library. An NHS OpenAthens password is required; register online at

New material on iris

iris, the one-stop shop for education at BSUH, now has modules on infection prevention for clinical, and non-clinical staff. Seven of the Trust’s mandatory training modules are now available as e-learning,

In June, the software was upgraded and managers and educators can now see RedAmberGreen reports of progress.

Log in to iris at with your BSUH network username and password.

3D human anatomy with


This online resource contains interactive anatomical 3D models that can be rotated, sectioned and explored at different levels. Cross-sectional 3D anatomical images are correlated with real MRI scans.


Users can print and save images, add their own labels and annotations, export text and animations, and use them in presentations and student notes.
Patient education sheets and handouts for students can also be printed.  works in all major browsers and on iOS and Android tablets. NHS staff, trainees and students with an NHS OpenAthens account have access: register for your password at

Hello Archana!

ArchanaArchana has joined the Library and Knowledge Service team as Assistant Librarian and is based predominantly at Princess Royal Hospital.
She is a familiar face to the rest of the team, having previously
undertaken a research project at BSUH with Tom Roper, our Clinical Librarian. In her new role, Archana is supporting the Library and Knowledge Service in delivering research skills workshops, administering the OpenAthens authentication system and is contributing to our KnowledgeShare evidence search service.  Welcome Archana