If the library has to be closed due to COVID-19 we will remain open virtually and there are certain services and resources you can access from your workplace or at home:
Point of care tools like UpToDate and BMJ Best Practice are accessible from the Intranet homepage and if you have a personal account for these resources you can also access these from home. To register for a personal account click the link for each resource on the Intranet homepage and when directed register your details. You will then be able to access these resources remotely.
You can renew your books via the library catalogue (you will need to login with your SWIMS barcode and password first) and if the library is closed you can return your books via the large red return bin outside the library.
If you need access to an article which isn’t available via your OpenAthens username and password we may be able to supply it to you. Request an article here
We are still offering a limited literature search service – request a literature search here
Face to face training is not available at the moment.
You can still contact DCH Library in the following ways:
Poetry on the wards are looking for help from you If you have a fave poem we’d like to hear it too We’ll read them to patients and also to staff With a smile, a tear or even a laugh, Submit a poem, verse or sonnet We’ll be sure to put your name on it!
The Reading Aloud team would like your help with finding poems and short stories to share with patients and staff during their shared reading sessions on the wards. Please see the themes for the next few months and submit your recommended poems and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
During the month of November, DCH Trust members of staff using UpToDate will be prompted to log in with a username and password even when using the link on the Intranet home page. Registration is easy and you benefit by then being able to access the mobile app. The instructions below guide you through the process. Please register now if you have not already done so in order to maintain access during November. Create your own username and password.
We are pleased to confirm you have access to the Royal Marsden Manual Online (RMMO). Find it on the DCHFT Intranet homepage or use your OpenAthens login to gain access.
Once logged in you can use the search box to look for your procedure or topic or you can click on procedures, chapters or illustrations and you will see a full list which you can click on. There are over 200 clinical procedures within the manual. Each procedure gives you step-by-step instructions on actions that need to be taken with the patient, plus any equipment needed. One of the great features is you can also see the rationale – why you’re doing what you’re doing.
If you are a member of Trust staff who is passionate about empowering patients in their use and understanding of health information then becoming a Health Literacy Champion may be for you. For further information please contact Morag at email@example.com