Monthly Archives: July 2013

Top Tips to Setting up a literature searching service by Tracey Pratchett

After working in the FE sector; providing a literature searching service was a new skillset. Finding and packaging information to help users get on with the day job was not something which I did regularly. I had a lot of … Continue reading

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Case Study: Becoming one of the team in Critical Care by Victoria Treadway

What did you do? I work closely with the Critical Care team in a large, acute teaching hospital.  This involves attending ward rounds, providing literature searching services and supporting their Journal Club.  Having worked with Critical Care since 2009 I … Continue reading

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Case Study – Establishing a new Clinical Information Service by Michelle Maden

What did you do? Establish a new Clinical Information Service across 2 acute Trusts and 1 PCT (now defunct) What worked? The literature search service is the most widely used part of the service. Users can email their enquiries, fill … Continue reading

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Another set of top tips for setting up a clinical librarian service by Sue Jennings

Don’t Panic! Take time to get to know how the hospital works, find out the Trust’s Vision & Objectives Find out what services the hospital provides and growth areas. Take time to get to know your subject area, don’t rush, … Continue reading

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Case Study: Starting an Outreach Librarian Service Especially to Support the Introduction of Medical Revalidation by Peta Jones

What did you do? I made contact with as many people as possible. I shadowed another NHS librarian, attended LIHNN meetings and courses and attended Trust committees.  I worked closely with the HR representative responsible for the administrative implementation of … Continue reading

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