Training sessions

The library offers a number of face to face one-to-one or small group training sessions. 

To book your place on a course contact the Library Team via email or ring 020 8296 3184. 

Please fill in the online evaluation form after the training session:

Training is discussed and arranged on request. The courses that are currently offered are as follows:

Reflective reading sessions

The following reflective reading sessions are being offered, in liaison with the Practice Educators, to nurses and midwives to support their revalidation and to encourage an evidence-based culture.  The topic for the following sessions is sepsis:

  • Thursday 13 June, 2.00-3.00 pm, Education Centre, St Helier Hospital

10 minute Bite size training sessions

Drop in anytime to the Sally Howell Library at Epsom or the Hirson Library at St Helier between 12-2pm on either of the following days for the Lunch and Learn or Twitter Thursday sessions. 
If you attend a number of these sessions over the next few months you can collect stickers and have a chance of being a "Star Learner" and win a free lunch.

Lunch and Learn

This month our 'Lunch and Learn' topic is our Library Survey.

  • Tuesday 4  June or 18 June
  • Thursday 6 June or 20 June

Twitter Thursdays

Learn how to set up a Twitter account and keep up to date with developments in your Trust by following us @esthLISEducat, the Trust @epsom_sthelier and our Chief Executive @danielelkeles.

  • Thursday 13 June 

Healthcare information and literature searching (HILS)

  • Learn to search for journal article abstracts or citations using quality healthcare databases, including Medline, BNI (British Nursing Index), CINAHL, PsycINFO, or HMIC (Health Management Information Consortium)

  • Learn how to access over 2,000 full-text journals

  • Good for evidence-based practice, research, audit, or guideline writing

  • Databases for all disciplines including medical, nursing, psychology and the therapies

  • Requires some internet experience

  • Duration: 60 minutes.

Download the  HILS training guide [pdf] 1MB

Evidence search

  • Overview of the NHS Evidence website, the NHS gateway to healthcare information

  • Learn what health information resources are available to you and how to find guidelines, information on uncertainties on treatments, patients' information, NICE pathways and more

  • Duration: 30 minutes.

Download the Evidence search training guide [pdf] 939KB

Electronic healthcare resources ‘grand tour’

  • Take a 'grand tour' of the diverse online resources provided nationally and locally by your health library;

  • Gain an overview of which resource specialises in which type of question and subject area;

  • Good for confident internet users who want to know what is out there for them;

  • Duration: 60 minutes.

Download the Electronic healthcare resources grand tour training guide [pdf] 782KB

Open Access Journals

  • Learn about green and gold open access publishing

  • Learn basic searching techniques e.g. Boolean logic

  • Learn how to search four open access journal repositories 
  • Discuss your views about open access journals
  • Duration: 45 - 60 minutes.

Searching the Cochrane Library

  • Learn how use the Cochrane Library, a collection of evidence-based databases

  • Search for systematic reviews and current clinical trials

  • Good for clinical effectiveness research

  • Not ideal for information searching novices;

  • Duration: 60 minutes.

Download the Searching the Cochrane library training guide[pdf] 565KB

Six Ws

  • An introduction to healthcare resources available to NHS Staff electronically via the internet, including how and when to access resources

  • Have an understanding of what resources to use to access different types of information

  • Know who each resource is aimed at, e.g. patient information

  • Duration: 40 minutes.

Download the Six Ws training guide [pdf] 429KB

Think you can Google?

  • Learn to find quality healthcare information on the internet effectively

  • Overview of the search engine Google: tips on how to search Google effectively using the advanced search option, Google Scholar and Google Books search

  • Good for literature and information searching novices

  • Duration: 40 minutes.

Download the Think you can Google training guide [pdf] 660KB

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