Update Your Knowledge

  • Need help with your research?
  • Want help getting published?
  • Want to stay updated?
  • Want to find information to improve your management skills?
  • Want help finding evidence to support your practice?

Update Your Knowledge training is free to all Trust staff and students. Training sessions are focus on developing the skills you will require to search for and use information in your job. The sessions are provided by trained library staff in the delivery of information retrieval skills.

Sessions provide a great opportunity to seek advice and see demonstrations on how you can use specialist online systems and databases to find high quality information. Training can be discussed and arranged on request.

Tailored Tutorial
You can request a tailored tutorial and use your training time to find evidence to answer your question. You can arrange an appointment in the library or at your work base, whichever is convenient for you. Contact library staff or use our online form.

Critical Appraisal Workshop
This workshop delivers a comprehensive and practical overview of everything required to understand and appraise clinical papers with confidence. For more information click here.

Online Tutorials
You can access free online tutorials to explore the content and main features of key information services. Online tutorials enable you to learn information searching skills at your own pace from any networked computer at a time convenient to you.
BMJ Case Reports
Do you have an interesting and rare case to publish? Get yourself published on BMJ Case Reports!

DynaMed Plus
Evidence based point-of-care reference tool. Access on your computer or mobile device – anytime, anywhere!

e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) OpenAthens users can now access an exciting new resource provided by Health Education England in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce.

Royal Marsden Manual
Clinical nursing procedures related to essential aspects of a patient’s care

Cochrane Library
High quality, independent evidence to inform decisions about safe patient care. Evidence gold standard! Click here to register for live online workshops and access online tutorials to help you better navigate and benefit from the Cochrane Library content and features.

Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) provides tools and checklists to help you assess the validity and reliability of published research

HDAS video demonstrations of key tasks and features (you need headphones to listen to the script) a quick guide

How do I find out about training sessions?
Contact your library team to discuss your information needs and to book training or telephone 01922 656920.