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.

World Book Night 2020

Thursday 23 April 2020 is World Book Night.  Get stuck into a good book and escape from the everyday.


Whether you enjoy a good murder, a bit of romance or a historical epic – we have lots of titles you can borrow from Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries. All the library staff have been curling up with a good book…. plus a couple of other readers have been photographed too!  Take a look.





Have a go at our fun quiz too.  There are no prizes.  It is just to give you a bit of a challenge on World Book Night

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




The Sepsis Game

To tie in with Wear Red Day, why not learn more about sepsis in an entertaining way.

Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries stock a range of educational board games including The Sepsis Game.

Play in the library or borrow it for your department to improve your knowledge together.


Relax with a good book

SaTH Health Libraries are not just about medical and management titles.  We also have a range of leisure books to help you escape into another world.

Grab a biography…. get caught up in a murder ….. go off on an adventure ….. curl up with a romance…..

We even have a collection of “Quick Reads” to fit in with your busy life.  All the excitement  but in a short sharp format.

Relax and chill with a good book!


New books arriving all the time

Look out for lots of brand new books arriving in Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries all the time.  Remember you can check the online catalogue by keyword and reserve books online to make life easy.

Ask library staff if you can’t find what you are look for.  We are here to help.

Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries are staffed 8.30 – 17.00 Mon – Fri.

If you need out-of-hours access, please ask staff.


Healthy Lives Collections at Telford and Shrewsbury Health Libraries

Look out for promotions, displays, books and masses of handy take-away leaflets on a variety of health topics to help staff and patients maintain a healthy lifestyle.

For example:

  • Diet and diabetes
  • Giving up smoking
  • Mindfulness
  • Dementia
  • and much more…

Come along and investigate our Healthy Lives collections for lots of information to help maintain a better style of living.

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 skills base. Titles include:

Gray’s Anatomy for Students

Netter’s Anatomy

Netter’s Physiology

Case Cards – common consulting challenges

Visit our catalogue to request and renew titles.



Request and renew online

Can’t find time to visit the Health Library?  Remember you can request books and articles from our website – and renew books too!  Whether you are at work or at home, just visit our homepage at https://www.library.sath.nhs.uk/ and follow the links to “make a request” or “renew your loans

If you are based on site at  RSH or PRH, and have difficulty finding time to visit the library to collect your requested books, we can also deliver them to you.  Anything to make life a little easier for you.





Reminiscence Boxes to borrow

Borrow reminiscence books and themed boxes to use with an individual or a group.  They are ideal for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Accessible and entertaining, they improve engagement between staff and patients, evoking memories and encouraging communication.

Themed boxes include: The Garden, Childhood, The Beach and Household





Check out the full list of available books in the “Pictures to Share” series