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Making borrowing even easier!

We’ve recently introduced automatic renewals on our books, with 5 auto-renewals for 28 day loans, and 10 auto-renewals for 14 day loans. This means that unless the book is reserved by someone else, or has come from another library, you

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Library survey 2019 – tell us what you think, and enter the prize draw!

From now until the end of January, Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries are doing a survey about what you think of us. We’ll be using the responses to help us plan and improve our services into the future, so whether you think

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Serious fun with educational board games

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

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New e-books for January

We’ve added another 20 titles this month to our growing collection of 20,000 e-books. These can be read online or downloaded to a mobile device for 24/7 access, and are available to library members via NHS OpenAthens. Searching our complete

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Merry Christmas – Shrewsbury and Telford Health Library opening times

Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries will be unstaffed over the Christmas period, but for eligible library members it is still possible to access our facilities 24/7. At Telford, just ask staff if you need the door code to access the

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Merry Quizmas from Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries

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Rapid e-book series for reference or revision

The ‘Rapid’ series of e-books are concise and easy-to-read, and ideal for reference or revision, covering the common scenarios that students or newly qualified staff might encounter. They can be read online or downloaded to a mobile device for 24/7

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Flash Cards available to borrow from Telford Health Library

Boxes of themed flashcards are available to borrow from SaTH Health Libraries.  They are packs of short sharp facts to help you gain skills quickly and easily – ideal study aids.  They are perfect for revision or to update your

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UpToDate Drop-in Sessions

Want to know more about accessing and using the UpToDate clinical decision-making support tool? Come along to our drop-in session on: 21st December 2-4, IT Training Room 2, Learning Centre, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital We can show you how to access

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Call for posters for William Farr Award

The Research & Innovation Department in Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust are supporting the William Farr event on the 30th November in the Shropshire Education and Conference Centre (from 6pm), and are calling for posters relating to research and

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  • Cancer treatment response may be affected by gut bacteria
    "Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy," BBC News reports. The news comes from research into whether people with cancer might respond differently to cancer treatment depending on the bacteria in their gut. Researchers specifically looked at a type of cancer treatment called immunotherapy. This involves stimulating the immune system to attack cancerous cells – in this […]
  • Could a blood test in middle age predict dementia risk?
    "Tissue inflammation blood test points to dementia risk," is the headline in The Times. Researchers in the US say people who have higher measures of inflammation in middle age are likely to have less brain tissue in some parts of their brain in older age. The differences in brain volume, seen on MRI scans, were […]
  • Acid reflux drugs linked to increased stomach cancer risk
    "A drug commonly used to treat acid reflux is linked to a more than doubled risk of developing stomach cancer," reports The Guardian. Researchers wanted to investigate whether there's a link between medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and stomach cancer. Widely used PPIs include esomeprazole, lansoprazole, omeprazole, pantoprazole and rabeprazole. PPIs are used […]
  • Nutrient drink for Alzheimer's has disappointing result in trial
    A new study investigating the effects of a nutrient drink for Alzheimer's disease has led to very different headlines in the media. While BBC News tells us the "Alzheimer's nutrient drink falters in clinical trial", the Daily Mirror reports the drink "could help stave off Alzheimer's disease, according to scientists". The trial investigated the effects […]