Wishing our colleagues well

This week we said goodbye to two of our library colleagues.  Jo Laing, Librarian at Royal Bournemouth Hospital for three years, is retiring from the NHS.  Jo was instrumental in managing our current awareness service KnowledgeShare and developed Reading for Revalidation and Critical Appraisal training sessions amongst many other things.

Today we also said goodbye to our Assitant Librarian Lisa Toyne who, following a well-earned break in Greece, will be moving to Wales.  Lisa has done fantastic work building our outreach programme, delivering library services to NHS staff based in community settings.

We would like to say a big thank you to both of them for all of their hard work and wish them well for the future.


Libraries unstaffed Monday 29th May 2017

Yet another bank holiday!

Libraries at Poole and Royal Bournemouth hospital will be unstaffed on Monday 29th May.

You are still able to access the library with you staff ID or out of hours card.


Library staff will be back on Tuesday 30th May.

We wish all of you a great bank holiday and hope you get to enjoy some lovely weather!

Clinical Trials Day 2017

Clinical Trials day is celebrated around the 19th of May every year.

Both Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Poole Hospital have events planned for the 23rd of May.

The libraries have also shown support by creating some displays.

Read on for more information


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BBC Radio Solent 23/05/2017

Our very own archivist, Mr John Gill will be appearing on the “Breakfast in Dorset” slot for Radio Solent 96.1FM sometime between 6am and 9.05am on the 23rd of May.

He will be discussing the 110th anniversary of the grand opening of the hospital site on Longfleet Road, Poole.


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: support@e-lfh.org.uk.  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