Spotlight on Library and Knowledge Services – Mobile Apps

The next in our series of spotlight on library and knowledge services looks at mobile apps.

Read on to find out about apps available to you and how to access them…

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No need for ‘Dr Google’: Library scheme gets Brits reading their way to better health


A recent survey revealed that people are almost as likely to use search engines to access health advice as they are to visit their GP. With a huge amount of misinformation on the internet, Reading Well provides an alternative trusted source of information and advice that people can feel confident accessing.

Created with the support of a number of leading health organisations and those with lived-experience of the conditions featured, the booklist offers an accredited medical alternative to the infamous Dr Google.

Available from English public libraries since July 2017, the scheme aims to provide millions of patients, carers and the general public with the tools to better understand and confidently self-manage their conditions, finding answers to some of the questions that may be on their minds – from dealing with pain, fatigue and sleeping problems, to relationships and mental health and wellbeing.

Find out more about the scheme on the Reading Well website


New ClinicalKey eBooks August 2017

New eBooks added to ClinicalKey.

These are accessible with your NHS OpenAthens log in.

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Vintage Summer Books available for loan!

It may be a bit of a dreary Summer so far but NHS East Dorset Library & Knowledge Service have some lovely books to take you away from the wind and the rain.


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E-Learning for Healthcare


e-Learning programme providing national quality assured online training content for the healthcare profession.

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme working in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce.

HEE e-LfH programmes contribute to medical and healthcare training by providing 24/7 access to online, nationally quality-assured materials.   Programmes cover subjects from audiology to anaesthesia, dentistry to dermatology, emergency medicine to end of life care, primary care to prescribing, safeguarding children to statutory and mandatory training.

e-LfH has achieved many industry awards for best practice in e-learning and to have been quoted as “transforming medical education for the 21st century”.

For more information click on the link below.



Nursing Podcasts

Please see the attached list of podcasts designed especially for nurses and nursing students: Nursing Podcasts

If you require any assistance in accessing these podcasts or have suggestions for any podcasts that could be included on the list please don’t hesitate to contact us.