Welcome to our library and information services

We provide a range of services to help you find the best evidence to support your clinical decisions and patient care.

We can help you

Knowledge and Library Hub

The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub connects NHS staff and learners to high quality knowledge and evidence resources in one place.

Funded by Health Education England, it includes:

  • journals, books and databases
  • clinical decision support resources including NICE Guidelines and BMJ Best Practice
  • policy and management information and research literature
  • resources purchased nationally and locally, one-click links to full-text, request a copy or contact the ESTH library
  • The Knowledge Hub Guide gives you some tips about searching the hub.
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Our healthcare information success stories

Learn how other users have used our services to improve patient care.

Informing treatment for Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS)
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This case study is being showcased via the Health Education England Library and Knowledge Services Impact Case Studies database which is available here: https://kfh.libraryservices.nhs.uk/value-and-impact-toolkit/kfh-impact-tools/database/
To read more about how others have used our services to improve patient care view our library catalogue.

If you have a healthcare information story to share please email esth.hirsonlibrary@nhs.net.

Joining the library

For advice on who can use the library and how to join, visit Joining the library.

Library Events - 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 and October, we will be trialling two point of care tools BMJ Best Practice and DynaMed Plus. We want you to compare these tools to our current point of care tool UpToDate. See the library events page for more details.

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