Monday, 6 June 2016

Health Information for London Online’ leaflet

 The Health Information for London Online leaflet has been updated. The leaflet contains information on the all the online resources available for NHS staff working in London via the NHS Athens password. 

For a copy of the leaflet please follow the link below 

Health Information for London online

To access the resources you will need to register for an NHS OpenAthens username and password at

Monday, 23 May 2016

How to use TRIP guides

    Below are a list of brief ‘How to’ guides to using various aspects of Trip.  They cover the following topics:

    • 6 Questions with Jon Brassey, Founder of the Trip Database
    • Refining your search & filters
    • Signing up with Trip
    • Logging In to Trip
    • Saving your results with ‘Starring’
    • Browsing your history on Trip
    • PICO Search
    • Using Advanced Search
    • Image & video search on Trip
    • Using Trip in other languages
    Please see the following link:

    Wednesday, 18 May 2016

    Bubble wrap stress relief for our students

    It’s exam and dissertation season for our hard-working students (the ICH has over 400).
    With this in mind, and in a show of solidarity, library staff have provided some bubble wrap stress relief.
    The stress relieving properties of this product are well documented. A survey, commissioned by a bubble wrap manufacturer, found that ‘just over one minute of popping bubble wrap provides stress relief equivalent to a 33 minute massage’ ( ).
    In 2014 students at University of Leicester resorted to the same measure. They also employed puppies to sooth stressed students ( ). Although the library does not at present propose the employment of dogs, we note that GOSH does: .

    Monday, 16 May 2016

    Increased loan limits for UCL students and NHS staff

    In order to improve our users experience all students and NHS staff may now borrow an additional 5 items. NHS staff can borrow 15 instead of 10 books, Research Postgraduate students may now borrow 25 items instead of 20 and NHS staff and all other students 15 items instead of 10. 

    Monday, 29 February 2016

    The impact of clinical librarian services on patients and health care organisations.

    An interesting article about   The impact of clinical librarian services on patients and health care organisations
    1. Alison Brettle1,*
    2. Michelle Maden2 and
    3. Clare Payne3
    Article first published online: 17 FEB 2016
    DOI: 10.1111/hir.12136
    “Conclusion: This study is unique in taking a wide view of potential and specific impacts to which CLs
    contribute across health care organisations. It is the largest UK evaluation of CL services to date and
    demonstrates CLs affect direct patient care, improve quality and save money. Future researchers are urged to use the tools presented to collect data on the same outcomes to build a significant and comprehensive
    international evidence base about the effectiveness and impact of clinical librarian services. “