The library runs a number of different courses, which can be arranged for 1:1 or small group sessions. Training can be conducted virtually via Teams, in the Library or your place of work.
Contact the Library (email@example.com or 01625 661362) for more information or to book a session.
Overview of Online Library Resources
An introduction to the 'Evidence Portal' on the library website
Covers: NHS Athens; decision support tools; NICE Guidance; Cochrane and databases, including basic evidence searching.
Useful for: all Trust staff who want a basic overview of quality clinical information resources.
Advanced Evidence Searching
An in-depth look at how to conduct an evidence search
Covers: defining your research or clinical question; developing a search strategy; advanced searching skills; and exporting search results.
Useful for: anyone wanting to conduct a thorough evidence or literature search for a clinical audit, systematic review, or similar.
Study and Research Skills
A basic overview of useful skills and resources for coursework or research
Covers: defining an essay or research question; useful resources; doing a literature search; structuring your essay; and referencing.
Useful for: anyone returning to study after a break away from education, or starting a personal research project.
How to do a Systematic Review
A structured approach for how to conduct a Systematic Review
Covers: is your research valid; defining your question; scoping; databases; other sources of evidence; selection criteria; and sifting results.
Useful for: anyone undertaking a Systematic Review.
Introduction to Critical Appraisal
How to read a paper
Covers: the evidence hierarchy; study types; peer review; and basic statistics.
Useful for: anyone who makes decisions based on research papers.
Social Media in the Workplace
How to use social media in a professional capacity
Topics can include: Twitter; Facebook pages and groups; and creating visual content.
Useful for: anyone who wants to use social media for professional communications.
Basic IT Skills Support
Learn the basics or improve your skills and confidence in using a computer
Topics can include: Windows and file management; Word; PowerPoint; Email; and searching the internet.
Useful for: absolute beginners or those who would like a refresher.
Want a quick 10-minute demo on a specific resource?
A short training session as part of your team meeting?
We can tailor all our training to your specific requirements - if none of the sessions outlined are quite suitable just get in touch and discuss how we can support you and your team!
We have 15 drop-in PCs which you can use 24/7 to do your e-learning. The Library staff can support you by helping to troubleshoot issues such as logging on, navigating and enrolling on to courses etc.
For more in-depth queries please contact:
Training Admin (for e-learning help):
01625 656520 :: firstname.lastname@example.org
If no answer, telephone 01625 656530 (Monday-Friday) or 07909001451 (Monday-Thursday 9am - 2:30pm) or 07341881244 (Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm).
ESR System Support (for e-learning password resets etc):
01625 656530 :: email@example.com
Please note that the Library and Knowledge Service are unable to provide support with IT problems. If you have an IT issue you will need to contact the IT service desk on 01625 663131 or MDGH extension 3131.
A range of training, development, events and tools which are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to help your organisation build a system and culture for continuous quality improvement.
Download the Directory of Offers here.
The Trust's IT Department offer online training and support for the clinical systems and full range of Microsoft Office products. More information is available on their website.
A library of 'how do I?' guides allows you to learn new skills and find answers to specific queries you may have with regards to using the computer and Office applications. For example, using Word, Excel, Outlook email, logging onto the computer, surfing the Internet and much more. Click here for more information.
You will need to register with the MLSCU Academy to access the training courses and materials. Register using your NHS email address and an organisational registration code. Contact the IT Helpdesk: 0300 555 0212 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Microsoft Office online tutorials - brush up on your Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook skills. These are delivered in short, easy to understand sections, with examples to download and work books to follow. Tutorials are also available on basic computing skills, email, using social media and more.