Hope to see all our educators at the BSUH Inter-Professional Conference!

Look out for the Library and Knowledge Service team who will be sharing best practice and tips for educators at the 4th BSUH Inter-Professional Conference.

To whet your appetite, here’s just a selection of the rich resources we offer to support Educators. Explore our full range via our website: https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/library/   *NHS OpenAthens password required; register here: http://openathens.nice.org.uk/




Speakman E.  Interprofessional education and collaborative practice: creating a blueprint for nurse educators. 2017




Bradshaw M J.  Innovative teaching strategies in nursing and related health professions. 7th ed. 2017




McKimm J.  Medical education at a glance.  2017




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




Cannon S. Evidence-based teaching in nursing: a foundation for educators. 2nd ed. 2016





Oermann M H.  Teaching in nursing and role of the educator: the complete guide to best practice in teaching, evaluation, and curriculum development. 2015



Tavabie A. General practice specialty training: making it happen: a practical guide for trainers and clinical and educational supervisors. 2nd ed 2016






Talbert R.  Flipped learning: a guide for higher education faculty. 2017




academic medicine

Academic Medicine   (NHS OpenAthens password required)



clinical teacher

Clinical Teacher    (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)



Jnl interprofess

Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice  (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)



med education


Medical Education   (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)




Medical Teacher (NHS OpenAthens password required)



nurse educat


Nurse Education in Practice   – 2 month embargo  (NHS OpenAthens password required)



Evidence searches carried out on Educators

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

  • The role of the clinical practice educator in nursing
  • Effectiveness of educators in clinical situations
  • Developing competencies for Clinical Educators
  • Advantages to hospitals of having clinical academics in ICU
  • Do we teach medical education alists how to communicate with students in an online environment?
  • Mentoring in medical education
  • Interprofessional learning and its relevance to education in clinical practice

 Web and other resources

Clinical Skills.Net       Clinical procedures.

Medical Education      BSUH Medical Education Website.  Supports medical education training for hospital doctors, dentists and general practitioners within the Sussex area.

NMC Nursing and Midwifery Council  Standards to support learning and assessment in practice.  Preparation for mentors, practice teachers and teachers.




BMA book awards winners

The winners of the 2017 BMA book awards were announced yesterday evening at an event at BMA House on Monday 11 September 2017. Professor Sir John Temple, BMA President, was the guest of honour.

We have copies of many of the winning titles in stock, some as e-books, some as print.

BMA Student Textbook Award:


Hamilton Bailey’s Physical Signs: Demonstrations of Physical Signs in Clinical Surgery, 19th Edition
by John SP Lumley, Anil K D’Cruz, Jamal J Hoballah and Carol EH Scott-Connor
Published by CRC Press, February 2016

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

BMA Illustrated Book Award:


Auerbach’s Wilderness Medicine, 2 Volume Set, 7th Edition
by Paul Auerbach, Tracy Cushing and Stuart Harris.
Published by Elsevier Inc, October 2016

Available as an e-book with an NHS OpenAthens account.

BMA Young Authors Award:


The Unofficial Guide to Radiology: 100 Practice Chest X Rays with Full Colour Annotations and Full X Ray Reports
by Mohammed Rashid Akhtar MBBS BSc (Hons) FRCR (author), Na’eem Ahmed MBBS BSc (author), Nihad Khan MBBS BSc (author), Mark Rodrigues MBChB (Hons) BSc (Hons) FRCR (editor) and Zeshan Qureshi BM BSc (Hons) MSc MRCPCH (editor)
Published by Zeshan Qureshi Ltd, January 2017

Available in the library at the Royal Sussex County Hospital

BMA President’s Award (chosen by Professor Sir John Temple):


Fragile lives: A Heart Surgeon’s Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table
by Professor Stephen Westaby
Published by HarperCollins, February 2017

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



Returning to Work in Anaesthesia: Back on the Circuit.
by Emma Plunkett, Emily Johnson and Anna Pierson.
Cambridge University Press, October 2016

Available in the library at the Royal Sussex County Hospital

Basic and clinical sciences


Human Anatomy, Color Atlas and Textbook, 6th Edition.
John A Gosling, Philip F Harris, John R Humpherson, Ian Whitmore and Peter T Willan Elsevier Ltd, April 2016.

Available as an e-book with an NHS OpenAthens account.



Oxford Textbook of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia
Edited by Masud Husain and Jonathan M Schott Oxford University Press, June 2016

Available as an e-book with an NHS OpenAthens account, and in print in the librar at the Royal Sussex County Hospital

Public Health

public health

Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance, 2nd Edition
Margaret Somerville, K Kumaran and Rob Anderson Wiley-Blackwell, August 2016

Available in the library at the Royal Sussex County Hospital



Callen’s Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 6th Edition
Mary E Norton, Leslie M Scoutt and Vickie A Feldstein Elsevier September 2016

Available as an e-book with an NHS OpenAthens account



Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery, 2nd Edition
Fu-Chan Wei and Samir Mardini—Elsevier Inc, October 2016

Available as an e-book with an NHS OpenAthens account.

Register for an NHS OpenAthens account

Search the catalogues of all NHS libraries in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Top tip: how do I find journal abbreviations?

When submitting journal articles or academic work, a frequent requirement is that the list of references should present journal titles in a standard abbreviated form. How can I find these abbreviations?

There’s a standard for these: ISO 4 (Information and documentation – Rules for the abbreviation of title words and titles of publications).

Usually, especially when Vancouver format  is specified, you will be expected to use the format for the National Library of Medicine’s Journals in NCBI Databases. These are the abbreviations used in PubMed and MEDLINE and can be looked up in the NLM Catalog

nlm example

If the journal isn’t in the NLM Catalog, there are other sources to check:

ISI abbreviations (which are used in Web of Science)

CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool (maintained by the American Chemical Society)

Finally, if you can’t find the journal whose title you want to abbreviate in any of these, then you can make your own according to ISO 4 principles, using the ISSN Centre’s List of Title Word Abbreviations.



How did we make a difference in 2016-17? Read our latest annual report

The Brighton and Sussex NHS Library and Knowledge Service Annual Report for 2016-17 has been published.  It briefly illustrates some of the ways our work has made an impact on patient care, service improvement, study, research and clinical teaching over the last year.

Annual Report 2016-17

The report shows how our services were used in comparison to previous years, with many areas showing increased activity in 2016-17.  In particular, the number of evidence search requests received, the number of teaching sessions run and the number of articles provided on request at short notice all went up this year.

Document Supply ChartTeaching chart

Usage of the online journals and databases that we purchase remained high, with only books (both print and electronic) showing a significant dip in usage.  Full details of activity and resource usage can be found in the report, along with case studies of how we made a difference to local staff and students, and updates on our changing team.

You can also read more about how our two clinical librarians are are contributing to Trust polices, guidelines and workforce planning in an earlier post.


The Library and Knowledge team is up-to-date with mandatory training….are you?

Check what you need to do, complete online learning or book face-to-face sessions through iris, your one-stop shop for learning at BSUH NHS Trust.iris screen shot

iris requirements


View your mandatory training requirements…



iris courses


…and find other professional developmental opportunities taking place.



Log in with your BSUH IT account 24/7 from work or home.

No access to a computer? No problem; you can use the computers in our RSCH and PRH libraries anytime to complete your mandatory training through iris.

The Library and Knowledge staff can help you find your way around iris and will refer you to the iris support team if necessary. For more information see the library website.

For support and group bookings, contact iris.learning@bsuh.nhs.uk or x8014.


Improve your skills as an educator at the BSUH Inter-professional Research, Education and Knowledge Conference 2017

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Do you teach or supervise medical trainees, nursing students, or staff in any profession at BSUH?  Every year the Trust runs a one-day conference aimed at educators – this year it’s coming up on the 15th September in the Audrey Emerton Building.  These events always receive excellent feedback thanks to the wide range of topics covered, which are useful for staff of all disciplines, so why not come along?

The Inter-professional Research, Education and Knowledge Conference 2017 (IREKCon) will include plenary sessions from experts on engaging the multi-generational workforce, co-designing services with patients, and changing behaviours of staff.  There will be break-out groups discussing everything from safety huddles to human factors education, trainee feedback and innovative approaches to case-based discussions.

We’ll also have demonstrations of the simulated ambulance (“simbulance”) and practical workshops on using technology in teaching, improving productivity and networking with Twitter.

For full details and to book a place use the iris virtual learning system at http://iris.bsuh.nhs.uk and look for “4th BSUH Inter-Professional Conference