Clinical librarians enabling BSUH improvement

Tom Roper and Igor Brbre are our clinical librarians and work closely with management teams to ensure evidence is integrated into service improvement. Nick Groves,  Associate Director (3Ts/Service Modernisation), has this to say in acknowledgement of their contribution: “We’ve used the BSUH Clinical Librarian service to support 15+ management projects (in particular workforce/pathway/service redesign) and have hugely benefitted.   It’s made …

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Back in the days when…..

This piece of working ephemera gives an insight into how the Brighton and Sussex NHS librarians used to catalogue material, and the time and processes involved. Handwritten completed forms were passed on to the South East Thames Regional Library & Information Service, based at Brighton General Hospital, for their cataloguing department to add to the regional catalogue. Who would have …

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Health Education England visit our Clinical Librarian service

Tim Swanwick (HEE Dean for Education and Leadership), Sue Lacey-Bryant ( HEE Programme Manager and Senior Advisor on Knowledge for Healthcare) and Louise Goswami (Head of Library and Knowledge Services and Technology-Enhanced Learning for London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex) are coming to the Royal Sussex County Hospital today (Tuesday) to learn more about our clinical librarian service. Two clinical librarians, …

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Brighton and Sussex NHS Library and Knowledge Service at #HLG2018: five go to Keele

The two-yearly conference of British health librarians, organised by the Health Libraries Group,  takes place on Thursday and Friday 14th and 15th June at Keele University and Brighton and Sussex NHS Library and Knowledge Service are well represented in the programme. Rachel Playforth, Assistant Librarian (Knowledge Management), presents a paper she and Clinical Librarian Igor Brbre have written, on literature …

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Help us to help you with patient information

  Do you give your patients information? Perhaps you don’t have time? Would you welcome some support or advice in providing information for the patients you see?   Fill in our quick survey  to give us a picture of the kind of patient information you currently supply, and what you would like to offer. The Patient Information Librarian will then …

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Primary Care matters

We’re very pleased to say that our very own Kevin Burgoyne has a new role in supporting the information needs of Primary Care and CCG staff. Read more about Kevin and his work below: “Hello! I’m Kevin, Primary Care Specialist Librarian. Having worked at the Royal Sussex site for the last 10 years, I’ve recently taken on this really interesting …

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Introducing Cecelia and Nicola!

We’re delighted to welcome two new Assistant Librarians to our team who will be working together to ensure a seamless service for library members at our Brighton and Haywards Heath sites.  Here’s a little more about them, in their own words: Cecelia Schwartzman   “As Assistant Librarian for the Brighton and Sussex NHS Library and Knowledge Service based at the …

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Reaching out to Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust staff

Amy Dunn is our Mental Health Specialist Librarian and provides Library & Knowledge Services to Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust staff.  Although based at the Mill View Hospital Library in Hove, she takes every opportunity to meet with them and support their learning and development events, such as the one below: “On November 1st I took a stack of library leaflets …

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All change at Brighton & Sussex Medical School!

Last week we bid a fond farewell to Jil, our Medical School Librarian and Technology-Enhanced Learning Lead. This week, we’re delighted to welcome Lisa McLaren who has taken on the role. Lisa has been working alongside Jil for the past month as part of the handover so many of you will have already met her at the University and RSCH …

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