2hr virtual course led by NHS library staff giving you the tools and tips to access and effectively search health information resources available to SWASFT, to support your CPD and research skills.

Whilst you should have a chance at the end to ask questions about specific resources, as this is a group session you will not get the chance to do a full literature search on a specific topic. Should you need assistance with a search please instead email library.mailbox@nhs.net and the Discovery Library Team can arrange an individual session for you.

Course details

The course will involve demonstrations of key information resources available on the SWASFT library website http://discoverylibrary.org/SWASFT  including:

  • Point of care summary tools – which give international evidence base on diagnosis and management of conditions
  • Health databases- from which you can search for articles
  • Guidelines search engines- to search for UK and international guidelines
  • Electronic books- including how to download for offline access

Focus will be on Prehospital and Emergency Medicine topics, and you can replicate yourself on your own screen.

All SWASFT staff are able to access content on the SWASFT Discovery Library site http://discoverylibrary.org/SWASFT including:

SWASFT staff now have access via the library website to an additional:

  • 3500+ core clinical journals
  • 1100+ textbooks
  • Point of care evidence tools, guideline finders and research literature databases
  • Pin boards and awareness updates for the latest news
You will need an NHS Athens password to access these resources & to attend the session – please make sure you have access before you attend

Register at https://openathens.nice.org.uk/ or visit http://openathens.nice.org.uk/ForgotPassword/Reset if you have forgotten your username or password.


You can contact the Discovery Library at:

Email: library.mailbox@nhs.net

Telephone: 01752 (4)39111

All dates and times for this course will take place as follows:
  • Wednesday 4th May 09:00-11:00
  • Tuesday 24th May 10:00-12:00
  • Monday 13th June 14:00-16:00
  • Thursday 30th June 10:00-12:00
  • Tuesday 12th July 11:00-13:00
  • Wednesday 27th July 12:00-14:00
  • Monday 15th August 11:00-13:00
  • Thursday 25th August 08:00-10:00

If you cannot make any of the above sessions, then please contact library.mailbox@nhs.net to arrange a one-to-one session at any time.

You will need to register for an NHS Athens account before attending, using the following form https://openathens.nice.org.uk/
See above section ‘About the Discovery Library & how to get an Athens log on’  for more info

Once you have an Athens log on active – please enter your details below to book. If no dates are visible – it means the course is fully booked.

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