Introducing the Wellbeing Corner at DCH Library

The library welcomes you to its Wellbeing Corner, dedicated to providing NHS staff with space and resources to keep them mentally healthy. Our Reading Well for Mental Health Book Collection is situated in this corner; the books are all endorsed by health experts, as well as people living with the conditions covered and their relatives and carers. Also on display is a jigsaw puzzle – come and add some pieces when you’re next in the library! We’ve also provided mindfulness colouring sheets and pencils, should you need some “colouring in” therapy. Our fiction section can also be found in this area.

Why have we done this?

The moral and legal case for effective health, safety and wellbeing in NHS organisations has been well documented over a number of years. This is recognized within the NHS constitution which states that staff have a right to work within a health and safe workplace. The DCHFT People Strategy endorses activities which support health and wellbeing, including mental health. The library is in a good position to be able to contribute to this strategy by providing staff with space and resources on a variety of topics related to staying mentally healthy. Please take a look at the books on our Reading Well for Mental Health Collection


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Any questions?  Contact the Library team on x 5248 or email

Better Value Better Care

Drop in to the Children’s Centre Seminar Room on Friday 6th November between 10.30am and 12.30pm, where the Library Team will be demonstrating a range of information resources such as Clinical Key. All NHS staff are eligible for an OpenAthens password, which facilitates literature searching and gives access to full-text documents, ebooks and much more, ensuring that you’re never more than a click away from vital, up-to-date information.

Easy access to the 9th edition of the Royal Marsden Manual Online

With your OpenAthens username and password you can access the latest edition of this fantastic resource:

  • Find clinical procedure guidelines effortlessly online without having to consult multiple websites
  • Access clinical guidelines wherever suits you best – at hospital, at home, or on the move

View the tutorial here to see how you can get the most out of the resource.

You can locate the Manual on the Intranet homepage, it’s on the right-hand bar, between the ClinicalKey and Customer Care Training icons.

Please note, the link to view the 8th edition will be removed from the 9th edition site after 31st December 2015.

BMJ Learning

BMJ Learning offers over 600 short e-learning modules on clinical topics including revalidation for nurses. You’ll need an NHS Athens account, so if you have not got one, register at

To access modules go to and click Sign In. Click “Open Athens users sign in here”. You will then be prompted to register for a BMJ Learning account (a one-off process).

An individual record of your learning plan will be available in your BMJ Portfolio.


Resource of the month – The Royal Marsden Manual Online

The Royal Marsden Manual Online, 8th Edition is easy to access from the Trust intranet. SImply click the button on the front page and you’re in!  Trust staff can also access the Manual from any internet connection via NHS Open Athens.

The Manual includes over 350 evidence-based clinical procedures related to every aspect of care, from handwashing to cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Browse or search to find the procedure you are interested in.

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Library Service over Christmas and New Year

Please contact the Library for opening hours

over the Christmas/New Year break


The Staff at DCH Library

would like to wish you all

 Merry Christmas  & 

A Very Happy New Year




Resource of the month –

Take a fantastic 3D voyage into the human body, with

You won’t need a miniaturized submarine – only an OpenAthens username and password!

The software forms part of the Primal Interactive series and is relevant to all clinical departments as it covers the entire human body in detail.

Main features include:

  • Fully interactive 3D models of human anatomy which can be explored at different levels, using real scan data from the Visible Human Project.
  • Addition and removal of layers.
  • MRI function to access 3D anatomical images correlated with real MRI scan data.
  • Video and animated sequences showing functional anatomy, musculoskeletal structures and biomechanics.


Resource of the month – ClinicalKey

Have you had a look at this fantastic collection of medical and surgical electronic books, journals, monographs, images, procedures and videos yet? More resources are being added all the time and the content is constantly reviewed and updated.

Great as a teaching aid, keeping up to date and linking to the latest research in over 619 peer reviewed high quality journals. Additionally, a smart search engine provides quick access to reliable information.

Available from any internet connection – on your desk-top or mobile device using an NHS OpenAthens username and password.

Get familiar with by ClinicalKey by turning up on a Wednesday from 12.00-1.00pm for an introductory session in the Library, contacting us for a one to one session any other time (don’t forget we can come to you if that is easier), or booking to join our regular tutorial session in the IT training room on the last Wednesday of each month 1.00-2.00pm.