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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Library and Trust Training

We deliver training to groups or individuals, at a time and in a location convenient to you.

We can tailor the content of the sessions below to suit your requirements. If you like to request training please complete the form below.


To see our range of training available, please see the drop down sections for our available training at the foot of the page. 


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Finding the Evidence

Do you need to take the first steps in understanding how to find the best evidence, for example to gain an overview of a clinical condition, treatment or for revalidation purposes?

This training will provide you with skills to search resources such as:

– NHS Knowledge and Library Hub
– UpToDate
– BMJ Best Practice
– Google Advanced Search

This training can also be tailored to help you find evidence (guidelines, journal articles etc.) to support your daily clinical practice, research or audit activities, to prepare for a presentation or teaching, or simply to keep up to date.

On this session you’ll learn:

• How to develop a research or clinical question into an effective search strategy
• How to apply search techniques effectively (using AND/OR, wildcards, applying limits, using the thesaurus)
• Key health information resources (NHS Knowledge and Library Hub, BMJ Best Practice, The Cochrane Library, Medline, CINAHL and other health databases)
• Searching Google effectively


To request this training please complete the training request form on the Library and Trust Training page. 

Critical Appraisal

Do you need to develop your critical reading skills? Interested in finding out how to spot the strengths and weaknesses of research studies?
We provide resources to help show you:

• The benefits of critical appraisal
• The key features of different study types
• How to apply critical appraisal techniques to a published piece of research
• How to access critical appraisal tools and resources to help you

To request this training please complete the training request form on the Library and Trust Training page. 

Computers for the Terrified

This is a course designed to introduce or re-introduce users to using computers and programs in an everyday setting. This is useful for those who wish to familiarise themselves with using computers or specific programs. 

In this session you will cover:

  • Turning your computer off and on
  • Navigating the desktop, programs, files and internet using keyboard and mouse
  • How to access, read and manage emails

The sessions can be tailored to your needs and any level of ability is welcome, we want you to feel comfortable and confident in your use of computers!

To request this training please fill out the training request form on the Library and Trust Training page. 

Further Trust Training

Further training is provided by the Trust on request. 

For details of Wirral University Teaching Hospital training please see the Staff Education and Development Directory on the Library and Trust Training page.


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