Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Libraries Training Courses

Click on the name of the Library to see details of local training courses.

Bedford Hospital, the Bevan Library

Contact: Carol Smith

Email: bevan@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk

Telephone: 01234 792114 Internal ext: 2864

Training is available for Bedford Hospital NHS Trust staff, Bedfordshire NHS Staff, ELFT staff and SEPT Staff Bedfordshire / Luton / Essex.

Training in literature search skills.

Please book by email or telephone.

Luton & Dunstable Hospital, the Comet Library

Contact: Sally Bartlett
Email: sally.bartlett@ldh.nhs.uk or library@ldh.nhs.uk
Telephone: 01582 497164 or 01582 497201

The COMET Library offers training to NHS staff who are based in Luton or Bedfordshire. This includes staff who work in the community, in the public and mental health services.

Training mainly takes place in the hospital but can be arranged at workplace locations if that is more convenient for groups and teams of staff.

The training is currently customised by topic according to the specialism of the attendees. For example a group of speech therapists or dieticians will have demonstrations, examples and tasks that are relevant to their profession.

One to one sessions can also be arranged, either as short introductions to searching and making the most of having an NHS Athens account or comprehensive in depth research sessions suitable for those undertaking dissertations and further research.

The sessions are currently by request, so please make contact to arrange a convenient date and time. Drop in sessions and courses at set times will be offered later in the year.

The training sessions usually cover the following:

  • How to find healthcare articles using the databases such as Medline, Cinhal, BNI, Psychinfo
  • Searching for systematic reviews using the Cochrane Library
  • Making the most of NHS Evidence
  • Ten quick ways to keep yourself up to date (currently in preparation)
Watford General Hospital, Medical Library

Contact: Janet Reynolds
Email: janet.reynolds@whht.nhs.uk
Telephone: 01923 217437

Training is available for West Hertfordshire Hospitals staff and any PCT or Hertfordshire Partnership staff for whom Watford is the most convenient location.

Training can take place in the library, Willow House, Watford General or within departments subject to availability.

Training covers:

  • Searching healthcare databases
  • E-Journals
  • NHS Evidence
  • Health on the Internet
  • Introduction to Critical Appraisal

Contact Janet Reynolds to arrange a time and date.

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Contact: Lipi Zaman-Dara

Email: lipi.zaman-dara @hpft.nhs.uk or library@hpft.nhs.uk

Telephone: 01707 253842

The HPFT Library offers training to NHS staff including students on placement at the Trust.

Training mainly takes place in the library but can be arranged at workplace locations if that is more convenient for groups and teams of staff.

The training is currently customised by topic according to the specialism of the attendees. For example a group of speech therapists or dieticians will have demonstrations, examples and tasks that are relevant to their profession.

One to one sessions can also be arranged, either as short introductions to searching and making the most of having an NHS Athens account or comprehensive in depth research sessions suitable for those undertaking dissertations and further research.

The sessions are currently by request, so please make contact to arrange a convenient date and time.

The training sessions usually cover the following:

  • How to find healthcare articles using the databases such as Medline, Cinhal, BNI, Psychinfo
  • Searching for systematic reviews using the Cochrane Library
  • Making the most of NHS Evidence
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust at Lister Hospital

Contact:  Joan Lomas or Yvonne Davies

e-mail:  librarylister.enh-tr@nhs.net

Telephone 01438 285520

 

Information searching skills training and an introduction to the library resources

The library team provides one-to-one training and group training on demand.  You can come to us or we can come to you.  We can give you an overview of all the resources available to you and/or we can show you how to search the healthcare databases and access full-text articles.  This can be in any format you prefer i.e. 10 minute training, learn over lunch, one-to-one or group workshops

 

We also have 6 iPADS and two mobile routers so that we can access public WiFi even if you don’t have access where you work. 

Help and advice

Contact us to discuss your requirements and to make an appointment or to book on to one of our courses (01438 285520; ext. 5520, Lister; or librarylister.enh-tr@nhs.net).

 

 

Training Programme

Each year we also run a programme of training with external trainers which includes Critical Appraisal Skills and How to Write a Scientific Paper plus other topics... please check out the details of the current programme on our website at http://www.enherts-tr.nhs.uk/gps-professionals/library/our-2016-training-programme/ or https://heeoe.hee.nhs.uk/libraries/enhls

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