BMJ Best Practice

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

BMJ Best Practice offers

  • Daily updates of evidence summaries covering over 1,000 conditions
  • 250 clinical calculators
  • 400 patient leaflets
  • Procedural videos and images
  • Links to BNF and BNF for Children for drug information, and Cochrane Clinical Answers for more evidence

Ask at Shrewsbury or Telford Health Library if you need help or more information. 

Plant "swap and buy" at Telford Health Library

Gardening boosts mood, relieves stress, builds strength and creates calm.  Take the opportunity to get out in the lovely weather and get planting.  A range of seedlings and cuttings will be available at Telford Health Library from Tuesday 24 - Friday 27 May between 8.30 and 17.00.  All donations will go to the Shropshire Wildlife Trust to encourage nature to thrive.

If you have surplus plants at home - bring some along and swap for something different.  Grab a real bargain and enjoy de-stressing in your garden.



Health and Care Wellbeing Festival Guest Speakers - Books in Stock

Following on from this week’s Health and Care Wellbeing Festival, two of the speakers featured have books available for loan in Telford and Shrewsbury Health Libraries.


They touch on Self Confidence and Mindfulness and are part of a number of books available in our Mental Health and Leadership section.


Ruby Wax

How To Be Human

A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled

Sane New World: Taming the Mind

Paul McGee

How to Speak so People Really Listen

Shut Up Move On (SUMO)

Self Confidence


Access over 16,000 eBooks via SaTH Health Libraries


SaTH Health libraries provide more than 16,000 e-Books which you can access remotely.   The main platforms we use for e-Books are ProQuest Ebook Central, Kortext, Wiley and Oxford Medicine Online though you may also find open access books.    Access a wealth of information instantly using your Open Athens account.

Keyword search using the BOOKS tab on our Omnisearch page, and narrow down to eBooks which are held at Shropshire Health Libraries and any date requirements.  Read online instantly or download to read on the go.  Need more information?  Click here.




If you need an Open Athens account, contact Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries.

Telford Health Library                              ext 4440

Shrewsbury Health Library                   ext 2512


Health Information Week 5 - 11 July 2021

Discover what your Health Library can do for you.

Displays at Telford and Shrewsbury Health Libraries – and look out for us during the week in the Apley Restaurant corridor at PRH too

Knowledge at your fingertips …………

Digital resources available in an instant …….. 

Giving you the gift of time ……..

Saving you time to care for your patients ……..

We’re here to help you

Support your well-being with a range of Uplifting Resources for the NHS from the NHS

SaTH Health Libraries are staffed 8.30 – 17.00 Monday to Friday.  Ask if you need 24 hour access.

Plant "Swap and buy" at Telford health Library

Gardening ... boosts mood ... relieves stress ... builds strength ... creates calm

Telford health Library will be holding a Plant "Swap and buy" starting Tuesday 15 June  - until stock runs out.

Choose seedlings, cuttings and plants to fill your garden with colour this summer - and a few veg too!  No set prices.  All donations will go to Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

Opening hours 8.30 - 17.00 Monday to Friday



Prize competition

Win a garden voucher by solving the clues and identifying the garden plants.   Download the competition here.  Good luck!

Confused by Medical Terminology?

Are you regularly working with medical terminology but not medically trained?  Are you sometimes confounded and bamboozled by medical terms and doctors’ jargon?

Your Health Library can help!  We have a selection of books on medical terminology, explaining how conditions and treatments get their names, as well as the Latin and Greek components that are used to create them. Splitting the word into its parts very often makes it so much easier to understand – and to type too!


PHEO-                   means dusky

-CHROMO-           means colour

-CYT-                      refers to a cell

-OMA                      a suffix meaning tumour

Visit SaTH Health Libraries today.  We are staffed 8.30 – 17.00 Monday to Friday.

OR join the library online

Bust that medical jargon!

Doctor Jargon - A new game available to borrow from Telford Health Library.

Practice communicating without using jargon!

It is all too easy to assume that patients will understand medical descriptions and technical terms but they are often just left bamboozled and confused, and are too embarrassed to ask for clarification. This game gets you to practice busting that jargon and explaining conditions and  treatment  in normal everyday language without slipping into those medical terms you use with colleagues.  Work as individuals or in teams to describe medical terminology without using key jargon and specialist language.



Why not try it in a group of colleagues or at an update meeting - a fun way to practice good patient communication skills.

Let's talk about dementia


SaTH Health Library have lots of resources to help you get a better understanding of dementia.  This includes information, advice and support, books, leaflets, contacts, and much more.  Investigate our reminiscence boxes and evoke old memories from objects and smells.  Borrow then for use with staff or patients.



Of particular interest to:

- Anyone whom works with people diagnosed with dementia

- People who have a friend or family member who has dementia

- People in the early stages of the disease