Tell us your story… 9th – 14th October 2017

During libraries week 9th – 14th October, we are giving users of NHS East Dorset libraries the chance to share with us your library story.

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Scheduled downtime for e-Learning for Healthcare 18/05/2017

Scheduled downtime for e-Learning for Healthcare

New and updated e-learning content is being added to Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) programme on an increasingly regular basis which is seeing more e-learning programmes made available for members of the health and social care workforce.

As the number of programmes grow, so does the number of users.  The quality of the experience our users receive when accessing e-LfH e-learning content is really important to us and therefore we need to ensure our servers can meet the increasing demand for our programmes.

We have therefore planned some system downtime to increase the capacity of our servers.  The downtime is scheduled for Thursday 18 May 2017 between 8am and 12noon.

 The e-LfH Hub and the e-LfH website will be unavailable during this time.  NHS Trusts colleagues who access our content on their own systems via an AICC link will also be unable to access e-learning programmes.

If you have any concerns or questions about this short period of downtime please email:  Please share this notification with colleagues who may be affected.

We hope you continue to explore e-LfH to access more of our free e-learning programmes.

For regular updates about e-LfH content please follow us on Twitter: @HEE_TEL


With kind regards

The HEE e-LfH Programme Team



Spotlight on Library & Knowledge Services

Library Training Services

The library provides training sessions on various subjects, such as study skills, evidence searching and how to use all of the library’s electronic resources. The library’s at both Poole and RBCH put on weekly Lunch and Learn sessions, these are advertised in the staff bulletins or details can be found by clicking the Training and Events tab at the top of this page.  A different topic is covered each week and you are welcome to bring your lunch with you. There is no need to book these sessions just turn up on the day. Alternatively you can book an individual or group session at a time that suits you, just contact either the library at RBCH  or Poole Hospital to arrange what training you would like and when.

Pop-up library services at St Ann’s


For Dorset Healthcare staff the pop-up library service will now be visiting St Ann’s Hospital between 10.00-12.00 on the first Tuesday of every month starting on Tuesday March 1st.  The pop-up library will be sited in the main reception and you will be able to join the library, request books or articles and also try out the resources that we have available.  Please feel free to come along and ask about the services we have on offer.

The pop-up library also visits Sentinel House on the 2nd and 3rd Mondays of the month and is located in the Agile area.  The next dates for visits are March 14th and 21st.

If you would like information about training or literature searching please contact or 01202 442101

Reflective reading for revalidation

Reading research articles can be a useful way to aid reflection.

A recent article in the Nursing Times,  Collins, G et al (2015) Using reflection on reading for revalidation. Nursing Times; 111: 23/24, 14-16 describes how structured reflection on some professional reading can be an easy way to complete the non-guided CPD requirement for revalidation, showing evidence of continuing professional development through reflection on learning.

The benefits of reflection, linking reading to the NMC code and locating good sources of information are outlined.  Use of the Searching, Reviewing, Linking and Action (SRLA) reflective framework is suggested to aid purposeful reflection of what is read.

What the article doesn’t discuss is how your library service can help with this.

Via our institutional subscriptions the library makes available an array of peer-reviewed journal titles which you can access using your NHS OpenATHENS username and password.

If you want a particular article we can source it for you for free.

Librarians can also offer assistance with searching – helping you to frame your question and locate suitable research or can facilitate a journal club.

You may be interested in receiving regular updates on a subject of your choice or the current contents of your favourite journal – again the library can set these up for you.

Contact Dan, Jo or Alison to find out more about how we can help.