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Use the library catalogue to help you find the book that you need.

The catalogue can be accessed here.

By logging in with your Reader ID and PIN you can then reserve or request the book. Some of the books are only available as e-books and you will need an NHS OpenAthens account to access them. If you haven't already got one, please click here to register.

The Library Team can also help you access resources, find evidence-based information and keep you up to date.

You can access all of our services and resources via:

  • The library at Nightingale House, Whiston Hospital
  • The outreach librarian visiting you at your place of work
  • This website
  • Our enquiry service


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UK Disability History Month

18 November 2021

UK Disability History Month began in 2010 with the aim of creating a platform to focus on the history of the struggle for equality and human rights. It runs from 18th November till 18th December and this year has joint themes of:

Knowledge Alerts - Free Personalised Current Awareness Service

2 November 2021

Have you seen the updated Patient First Tool created by the CQC for urgent and emergency services, or the Leadership Framework for Health Inequalities Improvement? Have you read the new report on Multi-professional team-working: The experience and lessons from COVID-19 from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges or seen the new NICE guidance on ME/CFS and exercise?

World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day 2021

20 October 2021

Today (20th October) is World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day. You can find out more about the campaign here: https://worldebhcday.org/ but we’re going to celebrate the day by blowing our own trumpet and tell you some of the ways your Library and Knowledge Service can help you ensure that that your practice is based on the best, most up to date evidence.

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UpToDate is an evidence-based physician-authored clinical decision support resource which assists in making the right point-of-care decisions. NB: Only available to St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust employees.

BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool, uniquely structured around the patient consultation, with advice on symptom evaluation, tests to order and treatment approach. This resource is available to ALL NHS employees using their NHS OpenAthens login.


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Need a copy of journal article or want to borrow a book? Use the links below to send us your requests.


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NHS staff and students can access over 5000 full-text electronic journals via My Journals.

Please remember to login with your NHS OpenAthens account.  If you haven't got one yet, please click here to register.