Training

Coronavirus pandemic information: During the coronavirus pandemic, all training is being undertaken virtually, via Microsoft Teams. Initially this is on a one-to-one basis, however we are looking into offering small group training sessions in the future.

Are you struggling to locate journals or evidence-based information?

Do you know how to assess whether an article is reliable?

Thinking of undertaking research within the Trust?

You need one of our sessions!

 

The Library and Knowledge Service offers a range of information skills training sessions and has its own dedicated Training Librarian. A regular programme of training sessions is run by the Library. We also deliver small group sessions or departmental training at a time and place to suit you.

Training sessions offered, include:

  • Critical Appraisal: An Introduction (Randomised Controlled Trial paper and a Qualitative Study) - Learn how to appraise healthcare research quickly and effectively. Choose a session which focuses on the most relevant study type for you from the 3 study types.

  • EndNote Reference Management System: introductory overview (one-to-one or small group) - Struggling to organise your papers? Need to manage your references in a more logical manner? Speak to our trainer who will be happy to show you how to get started.

  • Establishing a Journal Club (arrange directly with the trainer or one of the clinical librarians) - Looking to set up a journal club? Discover tips and tricks, how to set up eTOC alerts, how to find suitable papers and how to begin appraising them.

  • Finding the Evidence (Accessing e-Resources and Literature Searching) - Discover a world of resources to help support your professional practice, your research or your coursework, and help you keep up-to-date. Learn how to find authoritative healthcare research effectively and efficiently. 

  • Health Literacy Awareness - This workshop will increase participants' knowledge of what health literacy is and why it is important. Learn useful tools and techniques that can support people with low health literacy and help promote health literacy in practice.

  • Reflective Writing - Learn what reflection, and reflective writing, is, be introduced to Gibbs' Model, and learn how to write a reflective piece. Includes practical group exercises.

  • Writing for Publication - Considering publishing an article but unsure where to begin? This session is aimed at both those new to publishing and those with some experience. The session will address the benefits of getting published, as well as the barriers you may face. You will learn how to structure a paper and how to avoid common pitfalls. The session will be jointly delivered by the Training Librarian and a published clinician. 

KnowledgeShare is a system that records your training with us, and allows us to send you certificates of attendance and short feedback surveys. You can also view, and book onto, forthcoming training sessions. KnowledgeShare is also our current awareness system, helping you to keep up-to-date easily. Register for KnowledgeShare here:  https://www.knowledgeshare.nhs.uk/ (you will need an NHS Athens account registered at UHDB). More information on KnowledgeShare can be found here.

"I was able to learn at my own speed and discuss my needs openly, the session was usefully tailored to the essentials"

How are the sessions useful?

  • Essential to role - enables you to practice evidence-based healthcare

  • Supports staff development - gain a certificate of attendance for your cpd folder

  • Supports RCN code*

  • Supports SCONUL 7 pillars of information literacy*

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Feedback from Previous Participants 

"Suzanne Toft was my trainer. Her teaching style is inclusive, relaxed and friendly and she has a fabulous way of explaining in a simplified manner. I thoroughly enjoyed this session and look forward to having more of these to enhance my Trainee Nursing Associate journey. A very highly valued session."

"Lovely staff, very kind and welcoming!"

“Suzanne was fantastic and really helped me a great deal, she went at my pace, I did not feel rushed and it was all explained so well. I will definitely be recommending her to my colleagues and friends.”

“Brilliant service and great teacher with a lot of patience made it easy to understand”

“Suzanne is very approachable - I felt comfortable and able to ask her questions which were very basic"

“Excellent training session. Very knowledgeable trainer, helpful and friendly, gave lots of helpful tips and hints.”