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Trust Uniform Guide

In response to regular enquiries in the Library about the variety and meaning of various staff uniforms, we collaborated with our colleagues in the Sewing Room and attempted to produce a guide to uniforms in the Trust.

We hoped this might be useful for new staff (and existing staff!). We thought this would be an easy little project, but it has turned out to be much more complicated than we first thought.

We know that not every single uniform is represented – so please tell us what is missing.

We know that some of the colours are not accurately reproduced – we are limited by the colour palette on Microsoft, but let us know if we have got it completely wrong and we will correct it.

Did you find it useful? Any feedback is welcome wsh-tr.library@nhs,net

And we can’t forget the help and support we had from Joanne and her team in the Sewing Room – thanks for your patience!

Click here to view the guide

Nursing Revalidation - Library Book of Revalidation

The Library has produced a helpful booklet on Nursing Revalidation aimed at all staff who are facing revalidation. The booklet contains information on training courses run by the Library to help with Revalidation, where to find books and journal articles on revalidation, a list of the Trust's revalidation champions and other useful information. Click here to access The Library Book of Revalidation

New Online Journal Collections

Following the loss of a substantial amount of regional tariff funding and the loss of some important core journals from the East of England collection, we are in the process of trying to replace some of those resources from available funding streams. We are pleased to announce that all WSH staff, including our colleagues in the community, now have access to two major collections – the Wiley Medical and Nursing Collection comprising 417 e-journals across a wide range of specialties, and the Mark Allen Healthcare Collection aimed primarily at nursing, healthcare assistants and allied health professionals.

To access these resources, search for the specific journal you are interested in on Google or any other search engine and log in using your OpenAthens details when prompted.

Online Resources

You can access a wealth of online resources through the the Library including but not limited to DynaMed Plus, Anatomy.TV and Royal Marsden Manual Online. See our Online Resources page for more information.

Library Annual Report 2015 and Library Strategy 2013-2016

The Library's annual report for 2015 and the Library Strategy for 2016-2020 have been published and can be read by clicking the links below. Appendices for the Library Strategy are available on request.

Library Strategy 2016-2020

Library annual Report 2014-2015

Annual Report Appendices:

Library Membership

Any member of NHS staff in West Suffolk is entitled to use the facilities of the Library and Information Centre. A membership form must be completed. Non-NHS staff can join on payment of an annual fee of £30.00

Click the Links below to download and print off our membership forms. Please note however we cannot accept digital submissions so all forms must be printed off and handed in at the Library.

Membership form for NHS staff and Students

Membership form for Private Members


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Last updated: 20 Jan 2017 15:53:06.477

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