A-Z

A-Z of available KGH Library Services

Abbreviations  that you are likely to come across during day to day work here at Kettering General Hospital

Bulletins and alerts - from various sources on various topics

Access is via your¬†NHS OpenAthens account¬†on any device,¬† and we have access to two modules ‚Äď 3D Atlas and Functional Anatomy. We have five user licences, so we would ask that you¬†logoff after you have finished¬†to allow other people to log on.

We don’t have a KGH Library Service app, our website is responsively designed to work on all devices.

However, some of our resources do have apps available, and you can find these on our Library Apps page.

Need an article we don’t have access to via A-Z Journal Searching or BrowZine.  You can order a copy and we’ll obtain it for you.

OpenAthens is a password system for access to a range of information resources purchased nationally and locally. They are free of charge, and all NHS staff and students can have one.

Visit our OpenAthens page for details of how to get an account.

KGH Library offers a comb-binding service, with a 24 hour turnaround time.

Cost is £2.00 for up to 16mm depth, or £3.00 for over 16mm depth.

BMJ Best Practice is a database of evidence summaries, accessible to all NHS staff and students. It also includes clinical calculators, patient information leaflets, and procedural videos.

BMJ Case Reports is a searchable database of case reports, accessible to KGH colleagues. KGH colleagues can also submit their own case reports for free. Contact us for our fellowship number if you wish to do this.

BNF (British National Formulary) and the BNF for Children are available to holders of NHS OpenAthens accounts.

 

Apps for mobile devices are also available.

Looking at books themed around leadership.  New members are always welcome.Find new and past reviews of the books discussed on our Book Review page.

If you are unable to find the title you require on the HeLM (Health Libraries Midlands) catalogue (it will check KGH stock first and give you the option to check other libraries within our Midlands Consortium - amend the drop down from KGH to All Libraries) then please contact us on the link below or via email, giving the full book details.

You can order a copy and we’ll obtain it for you.

If you need a book that is held in KGH Library or the HeLM (Health Libraries Midlands Consortium), whether it is on loan, or you simply want it put to one side for collection, you can reserve it through the catalogue using your library barcode number.

We have many of the titles from the Books on Prescription scheme available in our Healthy Lives collections. This is part of our Well-Being @ Work initiative.

http://browzine.com/libraries/2778/

One of the options available to search for journals, the other is https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=sso&custid=ns010435&groupid=main&profile=pfui

Bulletins and alerts - from various sources on various topics

The HeLM (Health Libraries Midlands) catalogue includes all the print books held in KGH Library and all other libraries in the Midlands Consortium. (The site link will check KGH stock first and give you the option to check other libraries within our Midlands Consortium - amend the drop down from KGH to All Libraries).

As well as searching for books, you can reserve books, view your account, and make suggestions for the library.

If the title you require is not listed then please contact us on the link - click here - or via email, giving the full book details.

https://cks.nice.org.uk/.

Provided by NICE ‚ÄstClinical Knowledge Summaries are concise, accessible summaries of current evidence for primary care professionals. There are over 370 topics to choose from.

The topics focus on the most common and significant presentations in primary care. They give trusted information to support safe decision-making and improve standards of patient care.

Stressed? We have a range of colouring sheets for adults and colouring pencils that you can use in the library as part of our Well-Being @ Work initiative.

The library has PCs available to use in the 'Digital Den' with the Library.

We can provide training in the basic of critical appraisal techniques to groups, and we also provide some online training resources.

We offer access to a wide range of databases and other resources for literature searching, including CINAHL and Medline, can be searched from the The Knowledge and Library Hub (The Hub).  Login with your NHS OpenAthens account

For advice on which database to choose, visit the Knowledge Navigator page.

See 'Reminiscence' below

The DynaMed clinical decision support tool is available to KGH staff and students, both on and off-site, and via mobile app.

eBooks are available from various suppliers.  Please view our book catalogue which, if we have the title as an ebook will take you to the page where you can log in with your KGH NHS OpenAthens.

ProQuest Ebook Central service to eligible users with KGH NHS OpenAthens accounts. Books can be viewed online, or downloaded to mobile devices for up to 14 days at at time.

Kortext ‚ÄstHEE has purchased content, which is available to each region, comprising both a range of clinical, CPD and leadership titles, as well as a diversity and inclusion collection.¬†¬†Available via the¬†Kortext NHS plaform.¬† Kortext | My Library.¬† An NHS OpenAthens account is required to access the titles, which can be viewed on a PC or via a mobile device app.¬†¬†You can find more information and help on the¬†Kortext support page¬† Visit our guide to downloading e-books¬†for more information.

eResources / digital content - available from various suppliers.

Please view our eResources leaflet for further information.

We can carry out searches on your behalf to identify journal articles, guidelines, systematic reviews and other material to help meet your requirements.

If your search is for coursework, we’ll ask  you to do the search yourself but we are happy to offer training on how to search and sit with you to help.

Our KnowledgeShare Evidence Update service is a personalised current awareness service allowing you to receive new evidence on topics  tailored to your requirements. It covers policy documents and a range of summarised evidence, so you won’t be inundated with primary research articles, and emails are sent each fortnight.

KGH library has collections of revision and exam preparation books for undergraduate medical students, and postgraduate medical courses (such as PACES, MRCP, MRCS, MRCPCH etc.).

Like us on Facebook! Other Facebook groups or pages you might be interested in are KGH What have you done for me lately? Colleague group .

You‚Äôll be happy to know we don‚Äôt charge fines on overdue books, unless the book is requested by someone else.¬†In this case, we will charge ¬£10.00 if we have to send a ‚Äėrecall‚Äô letter.

If books, borrowed from the KGH Library Service or another Service, are not returned by their due date (or recall date, if another member is waiting to borrow) we will deduct from your next available salary, or invoice you, the full RRP of each book, without further notice!  Notifications are a courtesy only!

We have headphones available for you to use.

At KGH library we have regular displays to support national or local health awareness events.

Let us know if your team would like to have a display in the library.

With up to 61 per cent of the working age population in England finding it difficult to understand health and wellbeing information, many struggle to manage their health adequately.

We have a number of resources in our Health Literacy hub to support all patients and colleagues with health literacy and health literacy awareness, and can even offer health literacy awareness training for you or your team.

KGH Library has a Healthy Lives collections to support your own well-being and that of your family, including books on mindfulness, pregnancy, parenting, stress management, exercise and more. This is part of our Well-Being @ Work initiative.

Follow us on Instagram!

We have ongoing jigsaw puzzles in the library to help you relax, so feel free to pop in and do a bit of jigsaw. This is part of our Well-Being @ Work initiative.

You can register online, or pop into the library to register with us (please bring your ID with you that shows who you work for or are studying with). There is more information about who can join on the registration page.

Running a journal club, or thinking about starting one? We can help!

We have access to thousands of journal titles, though not all titles will have all issues available. To check whether the one you want is available, visit Journals A-Z or BrowZine.

 

¬† ¬† ¬†MAH Complete¬†‚Äď Mark Allen journals ‚Ästhttps://www.magonlinelibrary.com/page/collections/mahcomplete¬†‚Äď includes access to British Journal of Nursing, British Journal of Midwifery,¬† British Journal of Healthcare Assistants ‚Äď plus lots more see ‚Ästhttps://kghlibrary.koha-ptfs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/MAHCompleteEjournalsLeaflet-2022.pdf

Taylor & Francis Medical Collection - you can check direct on the Taylor & Francis website if it is a T&F title you are searching for, however the above journal searching links would find the titles and detail exactly what dates and issues are available for you to access for each title.

When available we will run trials of new packages, these will be notified on Social Media channels.

The ‚ÄúKnowledge Mobilisation toolkit‚ÄĚ includes tools and techniques you can help you:

 

  • Apply and use evidence in decision making
  • Build know-how
  • Continue to learn
  • Initiate and progress a Quality Improvement project

Our KnowledgeShare Evidence Update service is a personalised current awareness service allowing you to receive new evidence on topics  tailored to your requirements. It covers policy documents and a range of summarised evidence, so you won’t be inundated with primary research articles, and emails are sent each fortnight.

We have a laminator, and we’re happy to do the laminating for you.

A4 is £1.00 and A3 is £1.50.

 

A laminator heat seals a poster etc. in plastic to protect it.

Please ask at the Library Enquiry Desk.

The Library have well-stocked collections of books to support leadership and management in our designated Leadership Zone.

We have collections of leisure reading books in our library, that include a range of novels, biographies and non-fiction titles.We accept donations of good quality books, so please feel free to pass on to us titles you’ve enjoyed and want to share with colleagues.

This is part of our Well-Being @ Work initiative.

We can carry out searches on your behalf to identify journal articles, guidelines, systematic reviews and other material to help meet your requirements.

 

If your search is for coursework, we’ll ask  you to do the search yourself but we are happy to offer training on how to search.

Would you like to invite a librarian to your team meeting?

We’re happy to come along and talk about or demonstrate some of the resources we offer.

Unfortunately, here in the Library we no longer have any rooms available for quiet study or 1-1 conversations.  We do have plenty of study tables available in our large library area and Digital Den.

Within PWEC are several bookable Seminar Rooms, managed by the PWEC reception - [email protected].

We have a number of the Mood-Boosting Books selected by the Reading Agency as being uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. These are available as part of our Leisure Collections.

Nursing and Midwifery Revalidation Resource Boxes (Coming soon)
We have a variety of Resource Boxes available to teams to borrow for 28 days at a time containing a range of books and other resources on specific topics, and one of these contains resources to support nursing and midwifery revalidation.

As well as the Resource Boxes, we also have revalidation forms available to take away, and can support you in a number of other ways such as training to help you find suitable journal articles to reflect on, and books on topics such as reflection, portfolio building, writing and lots more.

OpenAthens is a password system for access to a range of information resources purchased nationally and locally. They are free of charge, and all NHS staff and students can have one.

 

Visit NHS OpenAthens to self-register

Access 24 hours a day, seven days a week is available to eligible users on application.

Visit our 'Resources for Patients and the Public' page to search a range of resources for consumer and patient health information resources.

The Library offers black and white photocopying and printing - A4 and A3 size.

For photocopying and printing charges please visit the 'IT, Printing and WiFi' page.

Scanners are also available

DynaMed¬† ‚Äď clinical decision support tool available to KGH staff and students, both on and off-site, and via mobile app.¬† DynaMed gets you to your clinical answer faster than ever before with Anytime, Anywhere Access.¬† KGH Trust subscription for use by KGH NHS staff.

BMJ Best Practice is a database of evidence summaries, accessible to all NHS staff and students. It also includes clinical calculators, patient information leaflets, and procedural videos.  It is Ranked one of the best clinical decision support tools for health professionals worldwide, and is available on PC or via a mobile app.  Subscription is provided by HEE for all NHS staff.

Trip Pro ‚Äst¬†Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.¬†¬†Trip has been online since 1997 and in that time has developed into the internet‚Äôs premier source of evidence-based content. Our motto is ‚ÄėFind evidence fast‚Äô and this is something we aim to deliver for every single search.¬†¬†As well as research evidence we also allow clinicians to search across other content types including images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.¬† the 'Pro' subscription is provided by HEE for all NHS staff.

Dedicated resources for Quality Improvement

Use Read by QxMD to create a personalised alerting service for journal articles, and connect to full-text if your organisation subscribes to the journal. You can link to the journal collections of KGH. Free registration required, along with an NHS OpenAthens to access full-text articles.

We have reminiscence boxes available in the library to help support people with dementia.

The boxes contain items to provoke memories and discussion, and have been developed in collaboration with the Dementia Lead Nurse.

They can be borrowed by staff for use in wards and departments to jog a memory and start a conversation.

Each box is themed: -

Garden

Seaside

War

Activities

Creatures

Home

Decades

Vehicles

We provide automatic renewals, up to a total of 12 weeks of loan.

If you‚Äôve reached your maximum number of automatic renewals and still require the items for a specific reason, we will restart the automatic renewal process, just once more, if you bring the items in to the Library for staff to see or by sending a photo of the item/s, in your possession, to our email - [email protected].

If someone else is waiting for the book, or if it has come from another library it may not be possible to renew it.

The Research Hub has details of publications by KGH colleagues, as well as resources to support research.

eResources are available from various suppliers.

Please view our eResources leaflet for further information.

Resource Search is our one-stop search facility for a range of library resources, including books, e-books, articles, evidence resources and journals.

Books can be returned to KGH Library 'Enquiry Desk'.  A returns letterbox is available on the right-hand side of the desk.

If the library is unstaffed, and you don’t have out-of-hours access, a book return box is available outside the Library at the foot of the steps leading to the 24/7 library access door, it is bright blue and quite large!

As well as print copies, we also have online access to Royal Marsden Manual Online (RMMO) (provided by HEE for NHS staff) to eligible members via NHS OpenAthens. Access is also available to KGH staff via K-Net.

We host the SPSS statistics software package on behalf of the KGH Trust Research and Development Department.

If you are carrying out audit or other research on behalf of the Trust and would benefit from having access to this package please contact¬†[email protected]¬†for further details.

The library hosts SurveyMonkey

With methodologist-certified survey templates, you can create many types of surveys and get the answers you need to make better decisions.

We can help you quickly and easily set up  surveys or questionnaires to help your research, find out what people think about a plan, proposal or training event, or gather feedback on any topic

We’re happy to provide training in information skills, and this can be at your workplace, in the library or online.

We can also provide assistance over the phone or email if you are struggling to access information.

Trip Pro ‚Äst¬†Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.¬†¬†Trip has been online since 1997 and in that time has developed into the internet‚Äôs premier source of evidence-based content. Our motto is ‚ÄėFind evidence fast‚Äô and this is something we aim to deliver for every single search.¬†¬†As well as research evidence we also allow clinicians to search across other content types including images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.¬† the 'Pro' subscription is provided by HEE for all NHS staff.

Follow us on Twitter @KGHNHSLibrary.

Need help setting up or using Twitter?

We’re happy to help with using Twitter too!

For those who prefer their guides and information in a visual format we have compiled a library of useful videos and links.

The KGH Trust also have a library of videos see - https://www.youtube.com/@kettgen/videos

We already stock a number of books to support vocational qualifications, including the Diploma in Health and Social Care, but if we don’t have what you need let us know and we’ll obtain copies for you.

Volunteers working with KGH can register as library members, borrow books, and use the PCs.

The Library has access to free public Wi-Fi (via ‚ÄėNHSWiFi‚Äô),

In addition to NHSWiFi, KGH staff also have access to ‚ÄėKGH-Staff-BYOD‚Äô.¬† Initial sign-in is required.

A whiteboard (fixed to the wall) is available within the Library.  Located in the Leadership zone.


 

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