Using KnowledgeShare to improve your access to evidence

The Library and Knowledge Service has a number of ways to help inform your  improvement work, teaching, or research.  We can find the latest evidence to answer a specific clinical or managerial question. We’ll refresh your skills in finding and evaluating research. And we can keep you up-to-date in your field with regular evidence updates.

knowledgeshare-imageNow, all of these services can be accessed through our new KnowledgeShare system.

All you need to log in is an NHS OpenAthens password (available from and if you have used us in the past you may find that you’re already signed up!

Once logged in you can request a search for evidence, view previous search requests, book onto forthcoming teaching, download certificates of attendance, and tell us your professional interests so we can keep you informed.

Find KnowledgeShare at or watch a video explaining more.

Contact Ben Skinner, Head of Library and Knowledge Services, at for more information.


New online journals for 2017


Just a taster of the range of online journals we have awaiting  you – all you need is an NHS OpenAthens account.  Self-register at:

Not your speciality? Go to our website to explore our full range: – Search for journals



New Year, new you: refresh your skills in 2017

Just released: our January to March 2017 teaching dates!

Whether you’re returning to study, updating your CPD or researching patient care, the Library and Knowledge Service provides a range of teaching sessions that will help you:

  • Find authoritative healthcare research effectively and efficiently to support patient care, service improvement, research, professional development and coursework
  • Critically read research papers in order to evaluate and understand the evidence
  • Learn how to use Twitter effectively for professional networking
  • Use Endnote reference software to store and manage your references
  • Critically appraise qualitative research to identify validity and bias
  • Use reflective writing in your nurse revalidation NMC form

We offer scheduled sessions in our dedicated teaching rooms at our libraries at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton and at the Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath.

Teaching at the library at the Mill View Hospital, Hove is carried out by the Mental Health Librarian who will arrange a session on request.

Book onto one of our scheduled courses at the Royal Sussex County Hospital or Princess Royal Hospital, or arrange teaching at Mill View Hospital:



Farewell Natasha

Last month we said goodbye to Natasha Rothwell, library assistant at our RSCH and MVH sites.  Natasha worked for the library & knowledge service for over ten years, joining the team at Brighton General Hospital before our relocation to the Audrey Emerton Building at RSCH.


Having previously worked in the medical records department at BGH when it was part of South Downs Health Trust, many of the library users at Mill View Hospital Library where she worked alongside our Mental Health Specialist Librarian were familiar faces to her, and she is missed in the library by all the staff who knew her.

We have enjoyed working with Natasha and having her as part of our team and wish her all the best with her future endeavours.