Trial access to until 31 July 2015 for St George’s NHS staff

Trial access to until 31 July 2015 for St George’s Trust

St George’s NHS staff now have trial access to, an online educational resource supporting best practice and training in clinical skills.

What are the benefits? provides best practice guidelines for over 220 clinical skills procedures
The guidelines are highly visual and evidence based (where evidence exists)

Who is it for?
Nurses, student nurses and healthcare assistants will all benefit from’s modules

How and what can I access?
Access via NHS OpenAthens using this link:

The trial allows you to view the procedures, but it is not possible to download or print the procedures.

Need an Athens password?
Self-register here:

International Nurses’ Day 2015

Today we are celebrating International Nurses’ Day 2015! Held on the 12th May every year, this date also marks the birthday of one of nursing’s most famous historical figures – Florence Nightingale.

With a plethora of events, organisations and people getting involved to celebrate the contribution nurses make to our health care services and society, we at St George’s Library are getting involved too.

Karen, NHS Liaison Librarian, at International Nurses' Day event
Karen, NHS Liaison Librarian, at International Nurses’ Day event

On Friday our NHS Liaison Librarian, Karen John-Pierre, was at the St George’s University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust event, chatting to nurses about how we can better support their practice through the library and its resources.

Karen has also put together a guide specifically highlighting some of the e-resources, books and journals we have available that are relevant to nursing staff. Whether it’s in-depth research, evidence to support patient care or just keeping up to date with your profession, there’s something in the library to meet everyone’s needs. Download our guide to resources for nurses here –

If you want to show your support for the day or find out more there are lots of resources online. The Royal College of Nursing has twibbons for you to show your support, a #whyinurse hashtag for you to tweet or email in your stories, and an online chat at 7pm this evening for you to get involved in. Our own social media pages will also try and share some of the inspiring posts from around the web during the day so follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more.

Pop Up Library -Wednesday 5th September

St. George’s roaming NHS library service, the Pop Up Library is making an appearance today

Where:  Brocklebank Health Centre, Garratt Lane

When:  2 – 4pm

Community nurse, midwifery and allied health teams can meet the librarians to

  • find out more about how the library can support their evidence-based practice information needs
  • get guidance on accessing a wealth of high-quality health-related information.

For more information  or if you’d like to see the Pop Up library in your area contact Karen John-Pierre, NHS Liaison Librarian on x 5433