Library events

October 2019 events:  Black History Month Talk, UpToDate Lunch and Learn sessions and Microsoft Office Training 

Black History Month Talk - Black older man with hand on his chin

Black History Month Talk: 10 October 2019

As part of our Black History Month celebrations, Beverley Anderson, our Epsom and St Helier Macmillan Uro-Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, will be talking through her poster presentation entitled 'Exploring African & Afro-Caribbean Men's experiences of prostate cancer and their understanding of its associated risks' in the Hirson Library at St Helier on Thursday 10 October at 12 noon.  Join us if you can for cake and an interesting talk.



UpToDate Lunch and Learn sessions: 15 October 

On Tuesday 15 October, Rob Thomas Customer Success Specialist- UK & Ireland from UpToDate will be joining us in the Hirson Library, Education Centre in St Helier Hospital from 12 - 2pm for our monthly Lunch and Learn sessions. Rob will be providing short training sessions on UpToDate , the popular point of care and clinical decision support tool for all healthcare professionals. UpToDate is available to all at Epsom and St Helier via the portal manager, the library website with an Epsom and St Helier OpenAthens account, and/or via the UpToDate Anywhere app.  You are invited to join anytime between 12-2pm to learn more.  A repeat session will be run in Epsom over the next few months.

IT Skills Pathway logo Microsoft Office Training: register your interest

From January 2020, we will be launching our mediated NHS IT skills pathway training.  Using the pathway attendees will learn how to use Microsoft Word, Excel and/or PowerPoint more competently.  Register your interest by clicking here.

BMJ Best Practice Lunch and Learn Session: Tuesday 17 September 2019

BMJ Best Practice advert for Lunch and Learn session

On Tuesday 17 September, Ali Boukabache, Training Manager at the BMJ will be joining us in the Hirson Library, Education Centre in St Helier Hospital from 12 - 2pm for our monthly Lunch and Learn sessions. Ali will be providing short training sessions on BMJ Best Practice ,  our newest point of care and decision making tool for all healthcare professionals. BMJ Best Practice is available to all at Epsom and St Helier via the portal manager, the library website with an Epsom and St Helier OpenAthens account, or via the BMJ Best Practice app.  You are invited to join anytime between 12-2pm to learn more.


South London Libraries Joint Survey 2019

Image with logos of various companies including BrowZine, Ebsco, ProQuest and the Mark Allen Group


We need your help to improve the library services we provide at Epsom and St Helier Library and Information Services.  Please have your say by spending no more than 10 minutes to fill in our library survey which is being done in conjunction with other South London Health Libraries. 

You could win one of a range of prizes including 5 x £40 Amazon vouchers and a Kindle Tablet kindly, all provided by

  • Mark Allen

  • Ebsco

  • KCL

  • Wiley

  • BMJ

  • BrowZine

  • ProQuest

To enter the draw for the prizes fill out the survey making sure to give us your contact details before it closes on Sunday 30th June.

World Book Night 2019

Big blue moon with the words World Book Night 23 April 2019


World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April every year.  To celebrate World Book Night we have a number of events taking place here at Epsom and St Helier.

Meet the Author - Paul Grzegorzek Epsom and St Helier Security Operations Manager by day, crime novel writer by night!

Photograph of Paul Grzegorzek Our very own Security Operations Manager Paul Grzegorzek self-published his crime novel ‘The Follow’  ten years ago whilst working as a police officer in Brighton.  Join Paul in the Hirson Library on World Book Night - Tuesday 23 April from 12.30pm - 1.30pm in the Hirson Library at St Helier Hospital where he will talk about 'The Follow'.  He will give the same talk on Thursday 25 April from 11.30am - 12.30pm in the Sally Howell Library at Epsom Hospital.  The first eight people at each site will received a free signed copy of 'The Follow'.


Front cover of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


Breaking News:  We are lucky recipients of 160 free copies of 'The Hate U Give' by Angie Thomas. Thanks @worldbooknight.  Watch out for news about how we will be giving copies to cleaning, portering and other staff on the 23 April 2019.



Watch this space for more information about our World Book Night events.

Knowvember 2018

Knowvember is a Knowledge Management campaign taking place throughout November 2018 to highlight and showcase ways libraries mobilise evidence and organisational knowledge.  At Epsom and St Helier we are promoting Enhanced Mendeley: our knowledge sharing tool with the following activities:

  • Displays in both libraries
  • Lunch and Learns
  • Official launch of enhanced Mendeley with a book signing by Dr Steve Hyer in the Sally Howell Library in Epsom on Tuesday 27 November at 11am

For more details, see the following flyers: 

ESTH Library Knowvember18 activities [pdf] 243KB and   Knowvember 18 Dr Steve Hyer Talk and Book Signing [pdf] 227KB

Point of Care Tools 

We need your help to make sure that all clinical staff are accessing the correct clinical information resource to provide evidence based patient care at Epsom and St Helier.  During September, October and November, we will be trialling one point of care tool  DynaMed Plus. We want you to compare DynaMed Plus to our current point of care tool UpToDate

DynaMed Plus

DynaMed Plus is the next generation clinical reference tool clinicians can rely on for fast, easy access to point-of-care decision support.  DynaMed Plus provides evidence-based content written by a world-class team of physicians who synthesize the evidence and provide objective analysis to help clinicians in their daily practice.  More information about DynaMed is available via the Ebsco Health website.  A step by step online user guide is available here and a downloadable guide is available here:  DynaMed Plus guide [pdf] 3MB

To access DynaMed Plus during the trial, you will need an Epsom and St Helier OpenAthens account. You can access DynaMed Plus here.  You can also download the mobile app and use DynaMed Plus on your mobile device.  Contact the library at to get access to the mobile app.

After using DynaMed Plus please tell us what you think about it via the following survey link:




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