“Reading Aloud”: do you have a poem you’d like to share?

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 morag.evans@dchft.nhs.uk Thank you!

Access to UpToDate in November

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.

Instructions on how to register with UpToDate

Did you know you have access to the Royal Marsden Manual Online?

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.

For more information about the resource and how you can use it for revalidation please email library.office@dchft.nhs.uk

Take a look at our new books

Take a look at our latest acquisitions, including topics on research, leadership and management, healthcare simulation and physical assessment. Click on the links to the library catalogue.

Doing Research in the Real World, David E. Gray, 4th edition, 2018

Effective communication: A Guide for the People Professions, Neil Thompson, 3rd edition, 2018

Healthcare Simulation at a Glance, Kirsty Forrest and Judy McKimm, 2019

How Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon, Joshua Mezrich,

Leadership and Nursing Care Management, Diane L. Huber, 2018

Promoting Equality, Neil Thompson, 4th edition, 2018

Not what the Doctor ordered: liberating caregivers and empowering consumers for successful health reform, Jeffrey C. Bauer, 3rd edition, 2020

Pocket Guide to Physical Assessment, Carol Lynn Cox, 2019

Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice, Susan K. Grove and Jennifer R. Gray, 7th edition, 2019

How are we doing?

Everyone likes a bit of feedback now and again. If you have used our service – this could range from training to Inter-Library Document Supply, from literature searching to referencing help – we wondered if you could take a couple of minutes to complete our impact survey? It can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/libraryimpactsurvey

Here’s what some of our users have said:

“The information gained through books taken out has given me insight into how I can improve my practice as a student nurse and into the future.” (Student Nurse)

“My contacts with the library have been incredibly helpful.” (PALS)

“I feel the library service is a highly valuable resource, and the staff are welcoming and helpful. I feel that the library welcoming both staff and members of the public creates an excellent link for engaging people in their own care.” (Research Nurse)

“I regularly rely on the dch library team to get information to help me manage difficult clinical problems. They are incredibly quick, thorough and helpful.” (Consultant)

We are always interested in how our service can be improved so any suggestions would be gratefully received.

NEW! BMJ Best Practice now available to Trust staff

BMJ Best Practice is available to DCH Trust Staff via the Intranet homepage  or with an OpenAthens username and password.

Via the Intranet homepage:

Click on the link on the right, below Clinical Guidelines.

Via OpenAthens:

  1. Go to bestpractice.bmj.com and click ‘Log In’ on the top right of the page.
  2. Select the ‘OpenAthens’ button and sign in with your OpenAthens account credentials. You will then be taken back to BMJ Best Practice.

Once you have logged in to BMJ Best Practice, you can create a free personal account. Your personal account details will enable you to download the app.

Via the BMJ app:

Before setting up the app you must log in to BMJ Best Practice and set up a personal account. Next, download the app and log in to that using your personal account details.

For more information on BMJ Best Practice or on how to register for an OpenAthens account please contact the library.