BMA Book Awards Winners

The winners of the 2018 BMA book awards were announced on 4th September.

We have copies of many of the winning titles in stock.

BMA Student Textbook Award








Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance, 5th Edition
by Roger A Barker, Francesca Cicchetti, Emma SJ Robinson
Published by Wiley-Blackwell, October 2017

Available in the library at the Royal Sussex County Hospital

The BMA Illustrated Book Award







Cajal’s Neuronal Forest: Science and Art
by Javier DeFelipe
Published by Oxford University Press, November 2017

BMA Young Authors Award


Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at a Glance
by William Seligman, Sameer Ganatra, Timothy Parker and Syed Masud.
Published by Wiley-Blackwell, October 2017

Available in the library at the Royal Sussex County Hospital

BMA President’s Award (chosen by Professor Dinesh Bhugra CBE)

evidence based

How to Implement Evidence-Based Healthcare
by Trisha Greenhalgh
Published by Wiley-Blackwell, June 2017

Available in the libraries at the Royal Sussex County, Princess Royal and Mill View Hospitals

Internal Medicine


Essentials of Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine, 6th Edition
Nicola Zammitt and Alastair O’Brien. Published by Elsevier, September 2017

Available in the library at the Royal Sussex County Hospital

Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Gynaecology by Ten Teachers, 20th Edition
Helen Bickerstaff and Louise C Kenny. Published by CRC Press, August 2017

Available in the libraries at the Royal Sussex County and Princess Royal Hospitals



Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics, 5th Edition
Tom Lissauer and Will Carroll. Published by Elsevier, March 2017

Available in the libraries at the Royal Sussex County and Princess Royal Hospitals

Primary healthcare


Handbook of Primary Care Ethics
Andrew Papanikitas and John Spicer. Published by CRC Press, October 2017

Available in the library at the Royal Sussex County Hospital

Public Health


Plotkin’s Vaccines, 7th Edition
Stanley A Plotkin, Walter A Orenstein, Paul A Offit and Kathryn M Edwards. Published by Elsevier, June 2017

Available in the library at the Royal Sussex County Hospital

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Studying for exams?

Did you know that the Library and Knowledge Service can provide you with access to a wide range of revision tools to help you prepare for your exams? As well as practice questions there are features such as revision tips, key learning points and performance analysis. These online preparation tools are available to doctors working for, or training with, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals.

Here’s what our last year’s trainee doctors had to say:



Which exams are covered?

Resources are available from most of the royal colleges and include FRCA, MRCGP AKT, MRCP and FRCS. You can see a full list on our website:


How do I apply?

You can fill in a request form on our website or in person in the libraries. You will need to tell us the date of your exam.

What about mobile access?

All of the resources will work on mobile devices, BMJ OnExamination and Medical Masterclass have app versions which can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play Store. To login to the app you will need the same username and password we have given you for the web version.

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Do you have any other resources to help me pass my exams?

The libraries have lots of revision guides to help you prepare for exams which you can find on the library catalogue

We also have study skills books for a wide range of roles:


Good luck!



Here’s just a selection of the rich resources we offer to support Mindfulness. Explore our full range via our website:

Electronic resources require an NHS OpenAthens password; register here:


Crane R

Crane R. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy: distinctive features 2017

Dunkley C

Dunkley C. Using mindfulness skills in everyday life: a practical guide 2017

Epstein R

Epstein R. Attending: medicine, mindfulness, and humanity 2017

Day MA

Day M. A. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for chronic pain: a clinical manual and guide 2017

Oelofsen N

Oelofsen N. Finding my professional heart: a brief guide to compassionate care and mindfulness for practitioners  2016

Dobkin PL

Dobkin P. L. Mindful medical practitioners: a guide for clinicians and educators 2016

Chapman-Clarke M

Chapman-Clarke M. Mindfulness at work pocketbook 2015

Davis L

Davis L. Meditations for healing trauma: mindfulness skills to ease post-traumatic stress 2016

Martins C

Martins C. Mindfulness-based interventions for older adults 2014

Teasdale J

Teasdale J. The mindful way workbook: an 8-week program to free yourself from depression and emotional distress 2014


Mindfulness journal

Mindfulness  (Sussex Partnership NHS OpenAthens password required)

Evidence searches

We provide evidence to inform patient care, service improvement, research and clinical teaching. Recent searches we’ve provided on Mindfulness include:

The impact of mindfulness parenting interventions

Mindfulness in schools

Mindfulness with people with cancer and with carers of people with cancer

Use of mindfulness interventions in foster care/looked after children

Mindfulness for trauma

Teaching mindfulness in postgraduate medical education

Mindfulness based interventions for medical staff/students/trainee doctors

Mindfulness in pregnancy

Mindfulness-based interventions with a complex psychiatric population

Web and other resources

UpToDate topics on Mindfulness

UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which synthesizes the most recent medical information into recommendations to improve patient care and quality. (BSUH NHS OpenAthens password required; also available via the BSUH Trust Intranet.)

NHS Choices Mindfulness

This website helps people make choices about their health including finding and using NHS services. It also incorporates NHS Direct.

Back in the days when…..

Catalogue form.pngThis piece of working ephemera gives  an insight into how the Brighton and Sussex NHS librarians used to catalogue material, and the time and processes involved.

Handwritten completed forms were passed on to the South East Thames Regional Library & Information Service, based at Brighton General Hospital,  for their cataloguing department to add to the regional catalogue.

Who would have thought then that the library could provide entire online texts at the fingertips of NHS staff?

We’ve come a long way!


The Cochrane Library is improving


The new and improved Cochrane Library will launch on Tuesday 7th August 2018.

To ensure the transition to the new site runs smoothly, users are advised NOT TO USE the saved search facility from 00:01 GMT on Monday 6th August 2018 until 23:59 GMT on Tuesday 7th August. Any searches saved during this period cannot be guaranteed to be transferred to the new site. All other search functions of the Cochrane Library will be available during this period. Existing saved searches will be transferred to the new site between 6th and 7th August, with no action required on the part of users.

Contact the library with any questions related to this transition or, in case of problems with your saved searches, contact and specify that you are a saved search user.

Enhanced features include:

  • Improved article design for Cochrane Reviews, CENTRAL records and all content
  • Cochrane Clinical Answers now fully integrated in the Cochrane Library
  • Search expanded across all content types, including Cochrane Reviews & Protocols, CENTRAL, Editorials, Special Collections, Cochrane Clinical Answers and other systematic reviews from Epistemonikos via a new federated search feature
  • Improved search results display, including new filters for all content, and expanded sort and multiple record export options
  • Advanced search tabs better integrated, and MeSH search feature improved
  • Linking CENTRAL records to Cochrane Reviews
  • Easy navigation between Cochrane Reviews, related podcasts, Editorials and Cochrane Clinical Answers
  • A new Spanish language portal and discoverability of translated content in multiple languages via basic search

The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases containing different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, plus a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups that form the Cochrane collaboration.

  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
  • Health Technology Assessment Database
  • NHS Economic Evaluation Database
  • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
  • Cochrane Methodology Register
  • About The Cochrane Collaboration

Access to the Cochrane Library is free for the residents of the UK through a national funded licence.