Clinical Librarian Service

Our Clinical Librarians work in partnership with clinical and non-clinical staff to provide information to support patient care, service delivery, and quality improvement. 

 

They ensure that questions arising in clinical encounters are answered on the basis of good, sound evidence. They also contribute to the development of clinical guidelines, policies and procedures. 

 

Clinical Librarians also ensure that queries arising in relation to service delivery, quality improvement, or any aspect of management and leadership are answered on the basis of good, sound evidence and best practice. 

 

Our Clinical Librarians support the whole multi-disciplinary team, and support provision of high quality patient care. They are also involved in other activities that promote evidence based practice, and support a questioning and learning culture. 

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Our Clinical Librarians provide the literature searching service, and will provide a thorough search based on your specific question. They will provide you with a summary of the literature, highlighting the quality of evidence found, as well as details of their search strategy and resources used.

Our Clinical Librarians will save you time!

Clinicians have recognised that the searching process can take at least 2 hours on average out of a busy day.

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Click on a portrait to find information and contact details for our Clinical Librarians

 
Areas of responsibility

The departments supported by the three clinical librarians are shown below:

  • Anaesthetics, Critical Care and Pain Management

  • Cancer Services

  • Clinical Psychology

  • Dermatology

  • Legal Services

  • Organisational Development

  • Quality Improvement

  • Respiratory and Chest Medicine

  • Schwartz Rounds

  • Specialist Palliative Care

  • Urology

  • Complex Gastrointestinal Symptoms (CoGS) Clinic

  • Comprehensive Assessment Service for Older People (CASOP)

  • Department of Medicine for the Elderly (DME)

  • Dietetics

  • Falls Group

  • Haematology

  • Patient Experience

  • Quality Improvement

  • Emergency Departments

  • General Surgery

  • Operational Training Review Group (OTRG)

  • Pulvertaft Hand Centre

  • Quality Improvement

  • Research and Development

  • Trauma and Orthopaedics

Can't find your department/area?

Contact us via the contact page to enquire about how our Clinical Librarian service can help you.