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  • LIHNN Christmas Study Day
    12th December 2019
    The 2019 LIHNN Christmas Study Day took place at The Studio, Manchester on the 10 December. read more...
  • Launch of the Northern Health and Wellbeing Network
    12th December 2019
    The Northern Health and Wellbeing Network launch took place in November on the 15 November 2019. read more...
  • Contacting the Northern Link Resolver Help Desk
    12th December 2019
    If you are a Link Resolver administrator for your library and need to contact the Northern Link Resolver help desk then please email link.resolver@lthtr.nhs.uk.uk read more...
  • New Blog Post - Obituary Ian King
    5th December 2019
    Ian King, for many years the manager of health library services at Bradford Royal Infirmary and an active spokesperson for health libraries in Yorkshire, died in August of this year. Known locally and nationally, Ian was seen by numerous librarians as being, for many crucial years, the 'go to' person for help and advice, which was always unstintingly given. He was regarded with a rare blend of respect and affection by the many colleagues he helped and mentored. read more...
  • Contacting the Northern Open Athens Help Desk
    3rd December 2019
    If you need to contact the Northern Open Athens help desk then please email athens@mft.nhs.uk read more...
  • Graduate Library and Knowledge Services Trainee – 10 Month Update
    29th November 2019
    My name is Amy Clancy and I documenting my experience as a Graduate Library and Knowledge Services Trainee at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. My 10 month update is now available on the blog. read more...
  • New Blog Post - NHS Rainbow Badges
    22nd November 2019
    Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust and York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have recently introduced the Rainbow Badge scheme. Despite improving social attitudes in general towards LGBT+ people in the UK, negative attitudes (such as homophobia, biphobia, transphobia) are still widely prevalent. Moreover there are barriers to healthcare services for young LGBT+ people and a recent survey found that 1 in 7 LGBT people avoid seeking healthcare for fear of discrimination from staff (Stonewall, 2018). NHS Rainbow badges are a way to show that the organisation is a non-judgmental and an inclusive place for LGBT+ service users and staff. As a simple visible symbol, the badges can make a big difference for those who may be unsure of the reception they will receive if they disclose their sexuality and/or gender identity. read more...
  • New Blog Post - Popping up across Leeds: taking the library to where the users are
    22nd November 2019
    As a library serving a community care trust, the Leeds CCG, two local hospices and the council’s public health staff, we struggle to reach most of our users because they work all across the city. Maria was aware of pop-up libraries from her days working in the academic sector and suggested they made perfect sense in our circumstances, since they basically consist of taking a selection of materials and resources out of the library to where its users actually are. As a result, about a year ago, we started organising Leeds Community Health (LCH) Library Pop-Ups at our staff bases all over Leeds. read more...
  • New Blog Post - Language, search advice and everything NICE: reflections on the 10th International Clinical Librarians Conference (ICLC) 2019
    21st November 2019
    The International Clinical Librarian Conference took place on the 3rd and 4th October at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester. The event was a chance for clinical and outreach librarians from both the UK and abroad to network and share ideas and best practice. The LIHNN committee sponsored several people from across the region to attend. Patrick Glaister, Caitlin McCulloch, Jane Roberts and Caroline Timothy reflect on their experiences of the conference read more...
  • New Blog Post - There must be something in the water
    21st November 2019
    Hi, my name is Federica from Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I am Italian and come from Lake Como. I always assumed that I was the only one in the LKS Yorkshire and Humber community. I was wrong! read more...
  • New Blog Post - Our learning and improvement hub: bringing learning closer to the wards
    20th November 2019
    Sheila Marsh discusses the challenges and benefits of creating a new learning and improvement hub and Cumberland Infirmary read more...
  • New Blog Post - Talk to the Hijabi!
    20th November 2019
    This was the first ‘Living Library’ event that I’d participated in, so I wasn’t really sure what my experience as a book would be. My book was titled ‘Talk to the Hijabi!’, as I wanted to share my lived experiences of being a Muslim woman who wears a hijab (head scarf) living in the UK. read more...
  • New Blog Post - A living library: where people are the books
    20th November 2019
    Inspired by the Human Library events run by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and the Living Library event at Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust I approached the Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Blended Learning to see whether we could run something similar in our trust. We agreed that it would be a great way to bring staff from different areas of the trust together and enable them to hear the lived experience of colleagues in their own words. To date we have run two half-day events in July and October 2019 and this article aims to share our learning from them. read more...
  • New blog post - The Great Escape: human factors teaching event for junior doctors
    14th November 2019
    As part of a human factors and communication teaching event we supported the Postgraduate Medical Education team in providing an Escape Room session. The session for foundation doctors took place in several locations throughout the Education Centre including two of the library’s study rooms. read more...
  • New Blog Post - "They paved paradise/And put up a parking lot." Joni Mitchell
    14th November 2019
    In partnership with Bolton University and Bolton College, the Bolton College of Medical Sciences (working title) will offer different routes into healthcare education in order to home-grow the current and future healthcare workforce. The college will accommodate up to 3,000 students a year, with around 1,000 apprentices in a range of health and social care roles. read more...
  • New Blog Post - Reflections from ICLC 2019
    12th November 2019
    Naomi Hall reports on the International Clinical Librarians' Conference 2019 held in Manchester. read more...
  • New blog post - An audience with Roy Lilley
    12th November 2019
    On Wednesday, 18 September Roy Lilley visited the University of Bolton to find out more about the new developments we are undertaking within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. read more...
  • New Blog Post - Accessibility in the Library
    8th November 2019
    We’ve been asking ourselves lately if we could make our service more accessible and inclusive. What we did wasn’t the result of requests or suggestions from library users. Instead we wanted to have things in place that we did as standard so that we didn’t have to rely on people telling us if something was creating a barrier for them read more...
  • New Blog Post - Digital Libraries' Week
    4th November 2019
    As part of Libraries Week (7th- 12th October), the Library and Information Service at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals ran Digital Libraries Week to celebrate the library’s digital collection and its role in supporting patient care, research, and education. read more...
  • New Blog Post - New Starter: Graham Breckon @ Countess of Chester
    18th October 2019
    Although not technically a new starter, after moving from Wirral to Chester after almost 16 years is certainly a new beginning. Having qualified in 1999, I worked for Wirral Libraries before moving to Arrowe Park in 2003 to a new Site Librarian role. read more...
  • New Blog Post - "Throwing the Ring into Mount Doom"
    18th October 2019
    Some time during 2016, shortly after joining Health Care Libraries Unit North (HCLU), Linda Ferguson casually dropped into conversation the expectation that members of the team obtain Fellowship with CILIP. “Yes of course, maybe next year” I replied in a confident fashion. In truth my thoughts were quite different. Had I done anything that had made significant contribution to the profession? Probably not. Chartership is one thing but surely only people like David Stewart or Andrew Booth are worthy of Fellowship? read more...
  • New Blog Post - Is Ranganathan still relevant?
    15th October 2019
    If you have worked in information for any length of time you are likely to have encountered Ranganathan’s Laws. They have been described as, “for librarians… timeless objectives that put our profession’s goals in perspective” There has been an array of alternatives presented since their first appearance such as Gorman’s ‘Five New Laws of Librarianship’. However Ranganthan’s laws - although almost 90 years old - still resonate today. But how relevant are they to modern libraries – in particular to health libraries? read more...
  • New Blog Post - Change doesn't have to be scary
    7th October 2019
    This Hop Tu Naa (the Manx version of Halloween), there’s been a few spooky changes in Keyll Darree Library. There’s an old adage that Manx people aren’t fond of newness, but our library team always feel better for a refresh, so we’re bucking the perceived trend! read more...
  • New blog post - Keele CAT in a day course
    7th October 2019
    I was invited onto this course at Keele University by a physiotherapist whose CAT (Critically Appraised Topic) group I’d joined earlier this year to help them find the evidence they need for their CATs. For those of you who haven’t heard of CATs, they are basically clinical questions arising from daily practice. My group meets roughly once a quarter to discuss their chosen specialist areas, progress being made and any possible gaps in the evidence. read more...
  • HCLU Monthly Report for aim 6 now available
    7th October 2019
    The HCLU monthly report for our aim 6 "There is increased capability, confidence and capacity within the LKS workforce" has been added to the website. This report covers the period April 2019 to September 2019. read more...
  • New Blog Post - Is there a crossover between Organisational Development (OD) and Library and Knowledge Services?
    2nd October 2019
    Recently Health Education England funded me for a two-day course at Henley Business School on Advancing your Change & OD Practice. Their purpose was to support the Knowledge for Healthcare agenda on knowledge mobilisation. My purpose was to understand where we fit in the Trust’s OD agenda. Over the last couple of years we’ve given increasing amounts of support to our OD department and chatting to our head of OD has revealed that we’re both interested in the same kinds of subjects. read more...
  • New HCLU Monthly Report
    18th September 2019
    The HCLU monthly report for our aim 5 "Partnership Working is the Norm in Delivering Knowledge for Healthcare" has been added to the website. This report covers the period March 2019 to August 2019. read more...
  • New Blog Post - New Starter: Carly Rowley, Wirral University Teaching Hospital
    16th September 2019
    Being a musician by training, one might wonder how I’ve come to librarianship as a career! After completing my PhD in Music in 2016, I realised that whilst I wanted to continue my activities as a researcher, I also wanted to pursue something else as my daily job. As a student, I really enjoyed working as a writing mentor and helping other students gain more confidence in key skills. So working in libraries really appeared to provide what I was looking for. read more...