Training

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:

  • Accessing e-Resources and Keeping-Up-To-Date - Discover a world of resources to help support your professional practice, your research or coursework, and help you keep up-to-date.

  • Finding the Evidence (Literature Searching) (one-to-one) - Learn how to find authoritative healthcare research effectively and efficiently.

  • Critical Appraisal: An Introduction (choose from RCT, Cohort Study or 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.

  • 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.

  • Establishing a Journal Club (arrange directly with the trainer) - 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.

  • Writing for Publication - New Course. 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. The session will conclude with a guest speaker (an experience published clinician).

  • 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.

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 OpenAthens 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 

"Very useful, wish I had done it sooner"

“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.”

"Very accommodating and friendly staff making you feel comfortable"

“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.”