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.


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.



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.

Are you a doctor taking exams?

Ask the library and Knowledge Service for access to online mock questions covering all areas of medical specialties – see details here:

The libraries also stock many MCQ and exam type books for you to borrow.

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Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal wins the 2017 Wellcome Book Prize


Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal, translated from the French by Jessica Moore, is the winner of the 2017 Wellcome Book Prize. After a young surfer’s death, the novel explores organ transplantation from the point of view of his parents and the health professionals involved.  The Independent’s reviewer described it as ‘a novel that goes to the heart of what it means to be a human being‘ while the Guardian called De Kerangal ‘as implacable as circumstance‘.

Mend the Living is in stock in our libraries, as are the other five books in the short list. Log in to our catalogue with your library memebership number and PIN to reserve it. if you can’t remember your membership details, contact us, and if you’d like to join, fill in the online application form.

A million decisions


CILIP, the library and information association, and Health Education England (HEE) launched a campaign on 30 January, A Million Decisions.

Every day across the healthcare sector in England more than a million decisions are made that have a profound and lasting impact on people’s lives and which influence the quality of healthcare and the cost of services.

The campaign calls on government and health service providers to employ and make use of the skills of librarians and knowledge specialists in meeting their obligations under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

Join the campaign by sharing your thoughts and experiences on Twitter using the hashtag #AMillionDecisions.