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Library Lounge

A health and wellbeing space is now available to WUTH staff and students in the McArdle Library, Education Centre, APH.  The Library Lounge encourages relaxation, mindfulness and reflection, and features comfortable seating, beanbag pods, jigsaws and colouring books.  Please call in and take a look at our new space.  If you’d like to use the space for team activities (e.g. meditation, mindfulness, reflection), please contact us.

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Wirral Postgraduate Medical Centre closure

The Trustees of Wirral Postgraduate Medical Centre have confirmed that they can no longer fulfil their charitable objectives and therefore has made the decision to relinquish their lease on the Postgraduate Centre at Clatterbridge and from 1 August 2017 the Centre will be closed.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital has had a long established and valued relationship with the Trustees of the Charity and has endeavoured to support Education and Library facilities within the Postgraduate Centre. 

Support for existing users at the Postgrad Centre Clatterbridge will continue until the end of July 2017 and where requested, users have been offered alternative venues for education meetings, study days, support groups etc at both Clatterbridge and Arrowe Park sites.  Throughout this process the Medical Education team has been in discussions with the Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT)  Co-ordinator to ensure patient safety remains a priority.

For any future meeting requirements please contact the Education Centre Reception, Telephone No.0151 604 7365 (internal Ext 8600) or the Clinical Skills Centre 0151 604 7721 (internal ext 8644) at Arrowe Park.  Meeting room information for the Arrowe Park site can also be found here.  For rooms bookings at Elm House, Clatterbridge please contact the Learning & Development Team on 0151 482 7981. 

From the 1st August the J. Aitken Library Resource Room will be relocating to a new interim home in the ‘Holly’ room in Radiotherapy at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre (CCC), before being re-housed in a more permanent location.  As a result of this move, CCC staff will have more convenient access to library space and resources.   WUTH and Wirral Community Trust (WCT) staff should access the McArdle Library at Arrowe Park and visit our webpages for all library needs.  If you’re based at the Clatterbridge site and need access to books, journals or computers please contact the Library & Knowledge Service and they will be able to provide advice and support.  If there are any further questions or comments please contact Library & Knowledge Service at lks.wuth@nhs.net or via ext. 8610.  Staff can also like the Library & Knowledge Service Facebook page for updates.

WUTH and the Trustees thank all Wirral Postgraduate Centre Users for their loyal support over the years.

We now have access to 270 journals as part of a northern trial to the SAGE Health Sciences journals package.The trial has been arranged to run for three months between November 2016 and January 2017. For a full list of journals titles included in the package please contact the library. http://online.sagepub.com/

Quality Improvement at WUTH & BMJ Quality

Are you involved in quality improvement in your department?  All WUTH staff have access to BMJ Quality, a system that allows you to plan, record and publish your Quality Improvement projects.  Join us for a training session on BMJ Quality led by a BMJ Trainer.

 Randomised Chocolate Trial

Testing the effects of chocolate consumption was undertaken during a Randomised Chocolate Trial in celebration of International Clinical Trials Day, Friday 19th May. The event which attracted 100 recruits explored the question “Does milk chocolate or white chocolate improve wellbeing?”

The Research Department along with the Library and Knowledge Service celebrated International Clinical Trials Day by holding a Randomised Chocolate Trial. Colleagues were invited to participate and the aim was to highlight the importance of research in healthcare as well as to help participants understand how clinical trials work.

Here are the results.​

 New e-books for all WUTH staff

All WUTH Athens account holders now have access to Community and Public Health titles including:

·        Public Health and Epidemiology at a Glance from the hugely popular ‘At A Glance’ series

·        Health communication : from theory to practice - introduces existing challenges and areas of interest in health communication

·        The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-Being  - case studies of good practice from around the globe.

You can access these titles and more from the Library & Knowledge Service catalogue. http://arrowe.cirqahosting.com/

 All you need is your Open Athens account.

Contact the Library and Knowledge Service for details on accessing the catalogue and registering for an Open Athens account.

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