Make the most of the longer days and refresh your skills

Just released: our April – June 2017 teaching programme!

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Whether you’re returning to study, revalidating your qualifications, researching patient care or setting up a Twitter presence for your team, the Library and Knowledge Service provides a range of courses to support you.

Book onto one now at the Royal Sussex County Hospital or Princess Royal Hospital:

http://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/work-and-learn/library-services/training-courses/

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 www.athens.nhs.uk) 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 www.knowledgeshare.nhs.uk or watch a video explaining more.

Contact Ben Skinner, Head of Library and Knowledge Services, at ben.skinner@bsuh.nhs.uk for more information.

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: http://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/work-and-learn/library-services/training-courses/

 

 

Do you want to access full-text journal articles quickly?

Whether you’re writing assignments, researching best patient care or reading around your speciality,  our one-hour course is for you.  Accessing journals with OpenAthens gives an overview of all the e-resources provided by the library and shows you how to access full-text articles with your OpenAthens account. Book yourself a place now: https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/library/information-skills/overview-of-information-resources/

Need help updating your mandatory training?

Iris drop in support is now available for staff at PRH:
Friday 16th Sept 2.30 – 4.00pm
Tuesday 20th Sept 2.30 – 4.00pm
Wednesday 28th Sept 2.30 – 4.00pm
Thursday 6th October 2.30 – 4.00pm

More sessions to be announced. All sessions are in the Library at PRH.

Remember sessions for RSCH staff are offered every Monday mornings 10.00-1.00pm and Wednesday afternoons 2.00-5.00pm

See our website for more details https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/work-and-learn/library-services/training-courses/iris-help-drop-in-sessions/

Learn a new skill this autumn: New Library and Knowledge Teaching Programme for October – December 2016

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:

  • Use Endnote reference software to store and manage your references

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 to arrange teaching at Mill View Hospital: http://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/work-and-learn/library-services/training-courses/

NEW: iris help drop-in sessions

iris-infonet-image 571x192.fwNeed to update your mandatory training? Come along to one of our drop-in sessions for help in using iris, the Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust e-learning site.

We can resolve common problems in finding your way around iris and support you as you complete your Trust mandatory training.

No booking required  The sessions generally last three hours so simply turn up when it suits you within these times.

No experience required  You need only your Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust username and password to log into iris.

All sessions take place at the Library, Audrey Emerton Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital on Wednesday afternoons from 2.00pm – 5.00pm.

From 5 September 2016 additional sessions will take place on Monday mornings from 10.00am – 1.00pm.

Group and Team bookings are also available on request; contact library.services@bsuh.nhs.uk