Summer Reading Journey – read, review, and win book tokens!

Join us on a Summer Reading Journey as we to invite you to read and review any three books from our Leisure or Healthy Lives Collections between the 4th July and 4th September 2019 and be entered into our prize draw to win book tokens.

There are just three simple steps…

Step 1

Join the library! If you’re already a member, go straight to step 2.

Step 2

Take a book out from our Leisure or Healthy Lives Collections. We have some suggestions on this page, but you can pick anything from our libraries at Shrewsbury or Telford. Don’t forget, we offer 24/7 access and have self-service facilities so you can take out books at any time.

You can also visit us any Wednesday between  4th July and 4th September between 11.30 and 1.30 outside the Mytton Oak Restaurant at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Telford Health Library will be arranging pop-up libraries at the Princess Royal Hospital.

Step 3

Read the book and submit your reviews using the form below. You can submit your reviews after reading each book, and once you’ve submitted all three you’ll be entered into our prize draw to win £20 in book tokens (funded by sales of hot drinks in our libraries).

Book Review Form

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Book review

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We will use the information provided by you to enter you in our prize draw and contact you if win, and we may use your book reviews anonymously on our website or catalogue. For more information about how your information is used, visit our privacy policy.

Health Information Week 1-7 July 2019

This week Telford and Shrewsbury health Libraries are celebrating Health Information Week 2019.  Look out for pop-up libraries, displays and information at both PRH and RSH.  Lots of leaflets and giveaways on a variety of common conditions and ailments eg

Heart health      Arthritis       Diabetes       Giving up smoking …… and much much more

Try your hand at our puzzle too – no prizes, just for fun.  Read the clues VERY carefully so you are not caught out.

 

Educational board games can make learning fun!

Did you know that we stock a range of educational board games to make learning about important topics engaging and fun?

These can be borrowed for use with your team, and library staff can come and help facilitate a game for your team. Most of them just require a table and chairs to play. If the game you need is not held at your site, you can either ask library staff to have it sent over, or you can reserve it on the library catalogue with your library card number.

The complete list is below, with links to the game’s website for more information.

  • Care Certificate Game
    Competency assessment tool for Care Certificate training. Game will work in 1-to-1 sessions or can be used by 2 to 12 players in two teams. It is designed to be flexible and practical and assessors can choose the number of players, length of time the game will be played for and which questions should be answered. The central area of the board is a simple competency assessment chart that allows everyone to see where their strengths and weaknesses are offering a guide to where attention needs to be focused
  • Communication Game
    Understand communication support needs and improve communication skills. 4 to 12 players in two teams. Facilitator requires no expertise in topic.
  • Drug Round Game
    Understand, recognise and minimise medication errors. 4 to 12 players in two teams, 45 to 60 minutes playing time. Facilitator requires no expertise in topic.
  • Game of Stools
    Improve prevention and management of clostridium difficile. 2 to 8 players in two teams, up to 30 minutes playing time, no facilitator required.
  • Harm Free Game: Improving Patient Outcomes
    Practice risk assessment to reduce avoidable patient harm, covering areas such as pressure ulcers, falls, catheter acquired urinary tract infections, VTE, medication errors, nutrition and hydration. 2 to 14 players in two teams, 45 to 60 minutes playing time. Facilitator requires no expertise in topic.
  • Hydration Game
    Recognise and minimise dehydration for patients, residents and staff. 4 to 12 players in two teams, 45 to 60 minutes playing time. Facilitator requires no expertise in topic.
  • Infection Control Game
    Recognise and manage an infection outbreak in a hospital ward. DVD playback facilities required. 5 to 15 players, around 60 minutes playing time. A facilitator with some knowledge of infection control is useful.
  • MaP Game (Focus on Mental and Physical Health) – Workplace edition
    Helps open up the conversation of mental health at work to help organisations support employee’s mental health. 2 to 12 players,  45 to 60 minutes playing time. No facilitator required.
  • Nutrition Game
    Understand malnutrition and improve how you support people to eat and drink. 4 to 12 players in two teams, 30 to 60 minutes playing time. Facilitator requires no expertise in topic.
  • Sepsis Game
    Raise awareness of sepsis and improve recognition and management of sepsis. 4 to 12 players in two teams, 45 to 60 minutes playing time. Facilitator requires no expertise in topic.
  • Stop the Pressure: Helping to Prevent Pressure Ulcers
    Recognise and reduce avoidable pressure ulcers. 4 to 12 players in two teams, 45 to 60 minutes playing time. Facilitator requires no expertise in topic.
  • Working Stress
    Help clinicians manage stress and avoid burnout. 4 to 12 players in two teams, around 30 to 60 minutes playing time.  No facilitator required.

Library apps for knowledge on the move

We have a growing range of apps available for our resources, to make accessing information on the go even easier, in some cases even when offline.

The library itself doesn’t have a mobile app, but our website is responsively designed to work on any size screen.

UpToDate

Android | iOS

UpToDate is an evidence-based knowledge system that helps clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care. It contains over 10,000 articles, providing evidence-graded treatment recommendations as well as diagnostic and other information for common as well as rare conditions. It also offers thousands of images, clinical calculators and a drug interactions checker.

The mobile app is available to SaTH staff and requires the use of a personal registration created whilst using UpToDate on-site.

BNF (British National Formulary) and BNF for Children

Android | iOS

The BNF/BNFC app is aimed at prescribers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who need sound, up-to-date information about the use of medicines. It combines the content from the BNF and BNFC, ensuring easy access to BNF information wherever you are.

No authentication required. Works offline.

BMJ Best Practice

Android | iOS

BMJ Best Practice provides access to the latest evidence-based information for healthcare professionals, structured around the patient consultation with advice on symptom evaluation, test ordering, treatment approach and follow up. It also offers clinical calculators, patient information leaflets and some procedural videos.

The mobile app is available to all NHS staff and authentication requires a personal account, which can be created whilst on-site on a SaTH PC, or whilst logged in with an NHS OpenAthens account. Works offline.

BrowZine

Android | iOS

BrowZine allows SaTH staff to browse journals by subject, browse contents pages, bookmark your favourite journals and articles, and in many cases access the full-text with one-click. The mobile App also allows you to download PDF copies of articles for offline reading, and get notifications when new issues of your favourite journals are published.

The BrowZine app is available to SaTH staff and requires an NHS OpenAthens account to authenticate.

Bluefire Reader

Android | iOS

Required to download our e-books to your device for offline reading. Free registration for an Adobe ID required, and an NHS OpenAthens account is required to access and download e-books to your device.

SaTH Staff Publication Report for 2018

In conjunction with the Research and Innovation Department, we produce an annual report of publications by Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust staff, to demonstrate just how much new knowledge and research is being produced within SaTH. This can include books, book chapters, journal articles, dissertations, systematic reviews, case reports, conference abstracts, poster presentations, or oral presentations at conferences.

We’ve just put together the report for 2018.

Download the 2018 Staff Publication Report

We’re continually adding new publications, and you can search entire collection back to 2014 by visiting the Library Research Hub. If you produce any new publications, you can submit the details using the submission form on our website.

Here are just a few items recently added to the collection:

Mental Health Awareness Week Monday 13th – Sunday 19th May 2019

 

Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries are holding two events to support Mental Health Awareness Week 2019.  Drop in and see us to find out more about mental health and support.  Let’s end the stigma together.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 14th May 11 – 1                  Pop-Up Library in the Apley Restaurant corridor, PRH

Information on books, information, contacts and support

Wednesday 15th May 2 – 4.30     Tea & Talk for Mental Health Awareness Week

How do we think & feel about our bodies?   At Shrewsbury Health Library

 

We have lots of books to assist, inspire and support good mental health.  Borrow up to 16 books on your ticket.  Search and request titles using the Library Omnisearch

E-books on the go

Did you know that books from Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries’ collection of over 16,000 e-books can be downloaded to your mobile device for offline reading?

If you have an Apple, Android or Kindle Fire device, download the Bluefire Reader app and create a free Adobe ID to log into it. Then access our e-book collection, login with NHS OpenAthens, find your book, and select ‘Download Book’.

You’ll be able to select the length of time you’d like to download the book for, up to 14 days, but if you need it for longer, you can simply ‘borrow’ it again after 14 days. Alternatively, if you just want a chapter, you can simply download a PDF of a single chapter which won’t expire.

Finding e-books is easy – simply select the e-book tab on OmniSearch.

BMJ Best Practice clinical decision tool

BMJ Best Practice is now available to all NHS organisation in England.

It provides access to the latest evidence-based information for healthcare professionals, structured around the patient consultation, with advice on symptom evaluation, test ordering, treatment approach and follow up. It also offers clinical calculators, patient information leaflets and some procedural videos.

 

Onsite at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals (SaTH) simply visit the BMJ Best Practice website for password-free access. You’ll have the option to create a personal account to record usage for CME/CPD points.

For off-site access, you can use an NHS OpenAthens account. Visit the BMJ Best Practice website and login with your NHS OpenAthens account. You can also use a personal account created whilst on-site at SaTH.

Mobile apps are available for Android and iOS devices. These require a personal account to authenticate which can either be created whilst on-site on a SaTH PC, or off-site by logging in with NHS OpenAthens and then registering for a personal account.

You’ll also find BMJ Best Practice as an option in OmniSearch where it can be searched along with many other resources.

For more details or advice, pop into one of our libraries.

Don’t judge a book by its cover! The Human Library returns to Shrewsbury Health Library

We are holding a Human Library event in the Shrewsbury Health Library on the 24th April between 10.30am and 1.30pm.

The Human Library is different to a usual library – instead of printed books, real people are on loan to readers. It’s a place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered.

The books come with a variety of experiences and stories. You could borrow ADHD, Polyamorous, Refugee, Muslim, Sexually Abused or any number of different titles (actual titles depend on which books are available on the day).

The Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. You can watch the books blink, cry, laugh, and think. You can ask them any sort of question and get a real answer. People who volunteer to become books make their experiences open and available, usually on issues that people tend to have a difficult time discussing. You’re encouraged to ask questions freely, and you’ll get honest answers in return.

We invite you to come along and ‘borrow’ some of our books.

BrowZine now available for SaTH staff and students

We have a new subscription to the BrowZine journal tool for Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust staff. Feedback and usage were both positive in our trial, so we felt we should go ahead and purchase it.

BrowZine allows you to browse journals by subject, browse contents pages, bookmark your favourite journals and articles, and in many cases access the full-text with one-click. The mobile App also allows you to download PDF copies of articles for offline reading, and get notifications when new issues of your favourite journals are published.

Visit our BrowZine page to access our journals on your desktop. If you want to bookmark journals or articles, simply create a free BrowZine account. Alternatively, download the BrowZine app for Android and iOS devices (to use the app, you’ll need an NHS OpenAthens account to authenticate it). The app makes access even easier – as it is NHS OpenAthens authenticated, you won’t have to log in again to get access to articles in most cases, making access literally one-click.

Both the desktop and mobile app versions allow you to add journals to virtual bookshelves, which you can name, and you can also create collections of articles. Both bookshelves and collections are synchronised across desktop and mobile app.

For more information, download our brief guide to BrowZine.

For anyone that is not affiliated to Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, you can still check which journals you have access to by using the ‘Journals’ tab on OmniSearch and selecting your organisation from the dropdown menu.