Training and workshops

Microsoft Teams Workshops 2022-23

We have an exciting programme of workshops designed to help you meet your study and information needs. Delivered via Microsoft Teams every Wednesday at 10-11am, there is a focus for each month so see what takes your pick and let us know which one/s you’d like to attend by emailing

Get, set, study! A whistle-stop tour of tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your studying journey.
OctoberHealth Literacy – tools and techniques to help you communicate with your patients.
NovemberKnowledge Hub and Libkey – making your searching journey easier!
DecemberThe Gift of Time – find out how your local NHS library can save you time! (and perhaps even some money!) We explore some of the benefits of joining your local NHS library.
Reflective reading and writing for CPD/revalidation – getting the most out of your academic reading.
FebruaryDon’t sink – SWIM! (Navigating the library’s electronic resources and the benefits of your SWIMS library card!)
MarchCite it right. Spring clean those referencing skills!  
AprilWrite on time! Tips and tricks on academic writing, including spelling, punctuation and grammar!
MayLiterature searching – finding the best evidence for your project, assignment or portfolio.
JuneAppraising the evidence – from bias to P value; tips and tricks on what to look out for when evaluating a journal article, using CASP.
JulyHealth Information – Looking for good quality health information online.
AugustMedia Literacy – from deepfake to clickbait – fake news and how to spot it.

Health Literacy Workshops – held throughout the year – “one to one” or group sessions available

When you talk about health information with your patients/service users, how do you know they have understood it?

Did you know that almost 50% of adults in England do not have the necessary literacy skills to be able to understand and use health information? And that this rises to over 60% when numeracy skills are required? The impact this has on the individual patient, their families and the NHS is far reaching.

The library offers workshops in health literacy awareness – including techniques and tools – which explore what health literacy is, the implication of poor health literacy for the individual, families, society and the NHS as well as some simple techniques to use when presenting information.

The workshop has been designed by Health Education England and been approved by the Royal Society of Public Health. Attendees will receive a certificate on completion of the one hour training for their CPD/revalidation.

Some of the comments from previous attendees include: “Clear slides and clear information”…”plenty of opportunities for interaction”…”excellent being able to access remotely.”

Please email for further information or to book a place on a workshop.

Want to be a Health Literacy Champion?
Please email for more information

Further training & guidance

If you need to find evidence to help you provide best quality patient care, we can help in a number of ways:

  • We run basic training in how to get the most out of electronic resources, including the Knowledge and Library Hub, ClinicalKey, Dynamed, BMJ Best Practice, Royal Marsden Manual Online as well as the healthcare databases like Medline and CINAHL.
  • You can ask for one-to-one information skills training in the Library or in your department.
  • Flexible ‘bite-sized’ training is offered in the Library.

For all enquiries:

Email the Library Office:

Telephone 01305 255248