Almost a Doctor?

Need help with revision? almostadoctor has free medical student revision notes, flashcards and more  It is a free encyclopaedia and resources for, medical students, doctors and other healthcare professionals. Lots of specialities, written by both professionals and students but always approved by doctors.


Preparing for Foundation Year 1 (FY1)

Dr Samuel Bourke, University of Birmingham Graduate and British army doctor, describes his experience of becoming a Foundation Year 1 (FY1) doctor and shares the lessons he has learned:

Passed Finals? Got through the PSA (Prescribing Safety Assessment)? Had a whale of a time on your elective? Now it’s time to start work as a Foundation Doctor.


Preparing for Foundation Year 1




New ClinicalKey eBooks July 2018

New eBooks added to ClinicalKey.

These are accessible with your NHS OpenAthens log in.

clinicalkey new 2015

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Spotlight on… Full Text Articles

The next in our series of spotlight on library and knowledge services looks at full text articles.

Read on to find out about this service and how to access them…


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Health Information Week 2018

Health information week is the annual multi-sector campaign to raise awareness of good quality health information resources for everyone. It will be running from the 2nd – 8th July. The library will be holding several events to promote awareness. We will be in the Atrium at RBCH on Monday the 2nd July from 10 – 3 pm, at Boscombe Library form 2.30pm -4.30pm on the 5th July, Westbourne Library on the 6th July form 10am -12pm and in the Dome at Poole Hospital at various times throughout the week. If you would like more information please get in touch with us on or