Health Library and Information Service for Staff, Students and Volunteers
Welcome to the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Health Library and Information Service. The Library aims to support the information and learning needs of all staff and students within the Trust and those who have a Service Level Agreement with us.
BMJ Best Practice is a decision-support tool for use at the point of care. Structured around the patient consultation, it presents the required information just as it’s needed.
UpToDate is an industry leading clinical decision support tool.
This can be accessed via the app, our intranet or any device with EPR on it.
When the library doesn’t have the Journal article or book chapter you need, we can request PDF copies for you from the British Library or other NHS libraries. The article request form is available online here
The library also provides access to the online versions of the BNF , Oxford Medicine books (including Oxford Handbooks) and the Royal Marsden Manual 10 (RMM10) . These websites have a useful feature of a search-box to use keywords to search through the chapters of key clinical manuals. There’s now no need to thumb through large textbooks to find the answer!
To login to these websites, you just need your Trust Open Athens logins. If you already have Open Athens logins from a previous organisation, you just need to email us so we can update them. If you are new to Open Athens logins the sign up form is here: https://openathens.nice.org.uk/
All staff and students are entitled to full Library membership for the duration of their placement with BTHFT. In order to loan out our books please complete our online registration form
We hold a wide range of books on a variety of topics including mindfulness, lifestyle, stress control, stopping smoking, fitness and much more. Some staff may wish to use the resources with their patients.
We also have a Leisure Section which offers a wide selection of entertaining titles including novels, biographies, medical humour, popular science and cookery books.
If you work for Bradford City CCG, Bradford District CCG or Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG you are able to access the library service.
If there are any articles you cannot access via Open Athens we can request them from another NHS library or the British Library if you complete this form
We can also conduct literature searches for you.
If you would like further details on how the library can support you and your colleagues please email firstname.lastname@example.org