Health Information Week


Health Information Week (3-9 July) is a national multi-sector campaign to promote the good quality health resources that are available to the public.

This year, our Public Health and Patient Information Specialist Librarians will be manning a stall in the foyer of the Jubilee Public Library in Brighton on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July.

The theme will be on cancer screening and knowing the signs of cancer. We will be raising awareness through our leaflets and posters of the benefits of screening to prevent cancer, and also the importance of knowing the signs of cancer which means a visit to the doctor is needed. Drop in and see us there or contact us.

Follow the week’s events and join the campaign via Twitter: #HIW2017



Develop your skills this summer

The quieter summer months are ideal for updating your information skills before the busier autumn months rush in.

Whethesunflower 1r you’re preparing for academic courses, presenting at a journal club or researching patient care, the Library and Knowledge Service provides a range of teaching sessions that will help you:



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

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

Looking for definitive medicines information?

We provide online access to key resources, giving you comprehensive and reliable information at your fingertips.

Martindales Martindale: the Complete Drug Reference  – evaluated information on drugs and medicines used throughout the world.  It reflects the changing needs of those practising pharmacy and medicine and develops as the body of knowledge on existing drugs grows, new drugs emerge, new preparations are launched, and old preparations are abandoned, reformulated, or redefined. * BSUH NHS OpenAthens username and password required


BNF  – your essential reference for prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines. This essential reference reflects current best practice as well as legal and professional guidelines relating to the uses of medicines. * NHS OpenAthens username and password required.


BNF for Children – contains essential information for healthcare professionals involved in prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines to children.  It provides practical information on medicines in children of all ages from birth to adolescence. * NHS OpenAthens username and password required.

Contact us for more information.