We are awaiting confirmation of the launch date for a new national search system for electronic library resources, due in October 2021. We will not be advertising any October session dates until we know the launch date, as we want to promote the new system in our sessions. 
Whilst we await confirmation, please be advised you can still email library.mailbox@nhs.net if you need search assistance or have any queries about specific resources or search subjects. We apologise for the inconvenience and look forward to showing you the new system.

Two hour 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.

The course will involve demonstrations of key information resources available on the SWASFT library website 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.

Group session:

11:00-13:00 Monday 12th July 2021


1100-1300 Tuesday 10th August 2021

1000-1200 Wednesday 25th August 2021


1000-1200 Thursday 9th September 2021

1300-1500 Wednesday 29th September 2021


Individual session:

If you cannot make the current group sessions listed above or you have a specific topic you would like to look at in detail, please email library.mailbox@nhs.net with weekday availability and we will arrange a 1-to-1 session.
Please include a contact telephone number.

You will need a SWASFT NHS Athens account to access the resources detailed during the session, so please register for an account in advance of the session.

To register please go to https://openathens.nice.org.uk/

If you already have an account but need to reset your password please go to https://openathens.nice.org.uk/ForgotPassword/Reset. You should be able to use your email address as your username.

If you have any problems registering for an Athens account or resetting password please email library.mailbox@nhs.net

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