7th December: The Clinical Librarians

As a small boy, Tom Roper had a plantar wart examined by the great Arthur Rook, he of Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology. After this, a career in medical librarianship was inevitable.

Tom has been a librarian for over forty years, the majority of that in health, medicine and veterinary medicine. He has worked in NHS libraries in London and Sussex, for the North Thames Regional Library and Information Unit, for two Royal Colleges, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and an NHS Evidence Specialist Collection.

As a Clinical Librarian, he supports BSUH clinical teams in acute and emergency medicine, surgery and trauma and orthopaedics. Tom won the Regional Star Award at the London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Library and Knowledge Services Forum for his contribution to the development of library staff.

Igor Brbre worked in library and research management systems development for over a decade, before first moving to a systems librarian role in the NHS Education for Scotland.

Igor has worked as a clinical librarian at BSUH for over five years. He supports clinical teams in maternity, obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics and neonatology, and was awarded as the February Star of the Month in 2018 for his work with these teams.

You can contact Tom on tom.roper@nhs.net and Igor on igor.brbre@nhs.net