e-Learning for Healthcare now available via OpenAthens

logo_elfhHealth Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) resources are now available via OpenAthens. HEE e-LfH Hub has been added to the list of OpenAthens resources giving users access to a series of online resources free of charge with just a single OpenAthens account.

HEE e-LfH currently offers more than 100 programmes comprising of more than ten thousand e-learning sessions. The programmes cover subjects from audiology to anaesthesia, dentistry to dermatology, electronic fetal monitoring to end of life care, primary care to prescribing, safeguarding children to statutory and mandatory training.

Sessions are developed in partnership with the professional bodies, Department of Health policy teams and other NHS bodies such as NHS England and Public Health England. The programmes aim to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce.

All content is nationally quality-assured and available 24/7.  The online training sessions enhance traditional learning, support existing teaching methods and provide a valuable reference point. The HEE e-LfH Hub records user activity, enabling users to run reports on all their learning activity and build a transferable life-long learning portfolio. The reports can be viewed online, or downloaded in PDF or Excel formats for use offline.

You can find the new content by going to https://openathens.nice.org.uk/Auth/Login. Log in with your OpenAthens username and password, and click on My Resources in the menu on the left hand side.

To register for an OpenAthens account please visit: https://openathens.nice.org.uk/

For more information about accessing e-LfH resources via OpenAthens visit: http://support.e-lfh.org.uk/get-started/openathens/

 

Sexual Health Week 12th-18th September 2016

This year’s Sexual Health Week is taking a back to basics look at sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The campaign run by the Family Planning Association aims to bust common myths about STIs and raise awareness about where to get tested.

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To support this year’s campaign, we’ve put together a collection of resources available from St George’s Library including books, articles and websites where you can get further advice and support.

Click the image below to view the collection:

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You can also explore all of our other curated collections of resources here: https://wakelet.com/@sgullibrary

World Physiotherapy Day

This September 8th is World Physiotherapy Day, a global event that aims to celebrate the role that Physiotherapists play in keeping us well, mobile and independent.

Building on the findings of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) World Report on Ageing and Health, the theme for this year’s event is ‘Add life to years’. As our ageing population continues to grow, (with an expected 2 billion people over the age of 60 by the year 2050) the focus of the campaign is the contribution and cost effectiveness of physiotherapy in healthy ageing.

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To mark the occasion, we’ve put together a collection of resources available from St George’s Library to our support our students and Physiotherapists in practice. We’ve also highlighted some other useful links, including websites, tweet chats and other social media tools that may be useful in supporting Physiotherapists throughout their career.

Click the image below to view the collection:

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You can also explore all of our other curated collections of resources here: https://wakelet.com/@sgullibrary

Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to win fab prizes!

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Between now and 14th October, we are running a Social Media prize draw with wonderful prizes to give away!

Prize list:

  • 2x £25 Honest Burgers vouchers
  • 1 x Staedtler fineliner sets
  • 1 x £20 Amazon gift card
  • 1 x St George’s Teddy
  • 1 x  I love St George’s mug
  • 1 x Library Tote bag + goodies

To enter the draw: follow @sgullibrary on Twitter or like our SGUL Library Facebook page.  *Double your chances of winning by doing both.*

The Library uses Twitter and Facebook to give you the latest information about Library services, as well as drawing your attention to relevant news items and articles relevant to the medical and health field.

Terms and Conditions: Social Media prize draw

1. The competition will run from Tuesday 30 August 2016 until Friday 14 October 2016.

2. The prize draw is open to St George’s, University of London and Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (Kingston University and St George’s, University of London partnership) students only.

3. Entry to the prize draw is restricted to one entry per student for liking the SGUL Library Facebook Page, and one entry per student for following @sgullibrary on Twitter.

4. Multiple entries will be disqualified.

5. Winners will be chosen at random from all valid entries once the competition has closed on Friday 14th October 2016.

6. Winners will be contacted via Facebook or Twitter. Please be sure to check your account.

7. The prize can only be collected in person from St George’s Library on production of a valid St George’s University ID card.

8. Prizes must be collected within two weeks of notification.

9. The Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.

10. Photos of the prize winners will be taken to be used in publicity on Library social media channels.

11. One prize draw will take place, unless the prize(s) are not collected by the deadline, in which case uncollected prizes will be redrawn (once only).


Terms and Conditions: Spot the Bull

The following Terms and Conditions relate to the Spot the Bull competitions run during Freshers Fayre 2016.

  1. The competition will run 10am-2pm during the Postgraduate Freshers’ Fayre on Tuesday 30 Aug 2016 and the Undergraduate Freshers’ Fayre on  Monday 19 Sept 2016.
  2. The competition is open to St George’s, University of London and Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (Kingston University and St George’s, University of London partnership) students only.
  3. Entry to the competition is restricted to one entry per student for providing their name and contact details on the Spot the Bull grid.
  4. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
  5. A winning location on the grid will have been selected at random in advance of each Fayre.
  6. Winners will be contacted on the day of the Fayre via the contact details they provide on the grid (if legible) or their SGUL email (if identifiable).
  7. The prize can only be collected in person from St George’s Library on production of a valid St George’s University ID card.
  8. Prizes must be collected within two weeks of notification.
  9. The Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.
  10. Photos of the prize winners will be taken to be used in publicity on Library social media channels.

Library open 24 hours from 3 October 2016

From 1 August to 2 October  our opening hours are

8am – 11pm (Monday – Friday)
9am – 9pm (Saturday/Sunday)

Open 24 hours from 3 October 2016

We are happy to announce that from 3 October to 31 July 2017 we will be open

24 hours from 8am on Mondays to 9pm on Saturdays.

Sunday opening hours are  9am – 9pm

 

If you wish to contact us please email: library@sgul.ac.uk

Information Skills Training Sessions Jul – Sept 2016

The Library offers a range of free training sessions to meet your needs, from how to use databases to find the resources you need, preparing you for a systematic review, to helping you create a professional social media presence.

Dates are below, see our information skills training page for full details. Please contact liaison@sgul.ac.uk to book.

Personalized training
If you cannot make any of the times, we are happy to arrange sessions for either individual or larger groups depending on your needs. To organize a bespoke session please email us at liaison@sgul.ac.uk

Finding the evidence: databases and search skills

Evidence based healthcare resources
Thursday 28 Jul 10.30 -12pm
Tuesday 23 Aug 3-4.30pm
Wednesday 21 Sept 3.30-5pm

You can also email liaison@sgul.ac.uk to arrange the following sessions:

  • Searching databases using Ebscohost
  • Searching databases using OvidSP
  • Searching NHS databases

Managing information and critical appraisal

Introduction to critical appraisal
Thursday 25 Aug 10.30-12pm
Wednesday 14 Sept 3-4.30pm

Keeping up to date
Thursday 19 Jul 11am-12.30pm

Systematic Reviews – Finding and managing the evidence
Thursday 26 July 1-4pm
Tuesday 30 Aug 1-4pm
Thursday 29 Sept 10am-1pm

*New *  Getting started with Twitter
Monday 15 Aug 12-1.30pm

You can also email liaison@sgul.ac.uk to arrange the following sessions:

  • Citation metrics – an overview
  • Refworks

Library inductions

Introduction to St. George’s Library and health information for NHS staff
Wednesday 10 Aug 10am
Wednesday 7 Sept 10am

Resources you can access offsite

If you cannot make it in to St George’s Library over the summer, there are still many resources that you can access from a computer with internet access (logins may be required).

You can:

These resources are available to you all through the year.

Last year we also ran a ‘Summer Sites’ series  featuring interesting Libraries and Institutions that are linked with medicine or healthcare studies and research which you can visit. They may have useful study resources, fascinating museum displays or be housed in historic buildings. Included in the posts were details of nearby sights and attractions and we will suggest places where you can get a good snack, meal or cup of coffee to fuel your day*. We hope these will encourage you to go out and enjoy London this summer too.

*some details may be out of date, please always check details with the library or institution you intend to visit. Where available we have provide contact details and website URLs.