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  • New Blog Post - How shadows spread across YOHLLNet
    17th January 2020
    The kindling that stoked the fires of job shadowing across YOHHLNet arose from a yearly staff appraisal with the suggested development plan idea… I want to learn from others… read more...
  • New Blog Post - How MY Staff Library got stuck into a lucky dip
    9th January 2020
    After going to the launch meeting of the Northern Health and Wellbeing Group Natasha Craigs was inspired to try a lucky dip at the MY Staff Library. read more...
  • Staff changes at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS FT
    30th December 2019
    Staff changes taking place at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS FT read more...
  • New HEE LKS North reports added to website
    20th December 2019
    New HEE LKS North reports added to website read more...
  • New Blog Post - Reflecting on "Introduction to Health Librarianship," - a new module at Manchester Metropolitan University
    19th December 2019
    For the first time, a module focusing specifically on health librarianship has been added to the programme for the MA Library and Information Management at Manchester Metropolitan University. The module is led by Dr Geoff Walton, and provides an overview of the knowledge and skills required to provide library and knowledge services to an NHS or health organisation. Students on the module, like me, were fortunate to receive guest lectures from 17 health librarians, who each gave an insight into their career as well as exploring topics related to the field of health libraries. read more...
  • 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...