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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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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.

World Menopause Day 2021

18 October 2021

Today is World Menopause Day, an annual event that aims to raise awareness about the effects of menopause on health and well-being around the world, as well as encouraging early diagnosis and treatment of related conditions.

E-Journal Consultation 2021

11 October 2021

The Library & Knowledge Service is inviting you to take part in its annual review of e-journal subscriptions. We’re asking for your suggestions to ensure that we subscribe to the most appropriate titles across a wide range of subjects.

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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, test 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.