Training on Demand

We aim to bring the Library and Knowledge Service to the workplace of all staff throughout the Trust, providing a flexible service tailored to your needs. By doing so, we provide support and training to help staff access information and research for work, education, personal development, research and training.

The training courses we offer can help you identify and appraise information to support your practice and professional development.  Training is available remotely via MS Teams, at any of our four libraries, or at your workplace via 1-2-1 or small group sessions. 

Available Courses

Finding Evidence

This session introduces the process of literature searching using the NHS Healthcare Advance Search method and covers tasks such as database
selection and creating an effective search strategy.
Locating quality evidence-based literature to support your patient care or research needs.

75 Minutes

Reference Management Tools

Find out how to use a reference management tool to organise your research. The session covers such procedures as importing citations from databases to the reference management tool and creating a list of
references in a reference style; Harvard, APA etc.

60 Minutes

A Brief Introduction to Critical Appraisal

Presenting an overview of the critical appraisal procedure, this brief workshop includes an introduction to the key study designs used within clinical research and how to appraise a paper.

90 Minutes

Surfing for Health

An introduction to online health information sources for personal health and wellbeing. Evaluating and navigating resources and locating quality patient focused health information.

60 Minutes

All the above sessions are available either as a 1-2-1 or group. For further details and booking arrangements please contact: – Tel: 024 7693 2450
Or email:

E-Learning for Searching the Literature

Produced by Health Education England (HEE), these modules are designed to help the healthcare workforce (clinical and non-clinical) build confidence to search published literature for articles and evidence relevant to their work, study and research. The modules are short (each taking no more than 20 minutes to complete) and may be ‘dipped into’ for reference, or completed to obtain a certificate. The modules are suitable for novice searchers and those wishing to refresh their knowledge.

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