Our Clinical Librarians work with health professionals and multi-disciplinary teams to provide the evidence colleagues need to deliver patient-centred care and guide practice throughout our Trusts. We join clinical meetings responding to urgent clinical questions from colleagues. We also offer a literature searching service, to search for evidence, providing a summary of the literature, and assessing the quality of evidence. Literature searches can be requested to inform teaching, research and publication, audit, develop a business case or support a quality improvement project. Much of our work also involves providing evidence to aid authors developing clinical guidelines, policies and procedures.
Hello from our Clinical Librarian at South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust
Hello I’m Rayanne, Clinical Librarian for SWFT, based at Warwick Hospital in the Medical Education Centre. You can find me in the Library or Room 109 but I regularly meet other teams and colleagues virtually.
More than ever before time is a huge barrier to accessing evidence so I’m here to lighten your load and make it easier for colleagues to access, use and evaluate the evidence needed to fulfil your roles, develop your skills and deliver the best care for our patients.
Here’s just some of the ways I help colleagues and teams:
- Request a literature search
- Information skills and critical appraisal training (groups and 1:1s)
- Journal club facilitation
- Keeping up to date
- Attending clinical meetings (in-person or virtually) to support clinical decision making and CPD
My background is in the public library and heritage sector but something clicked following a visit to the Clinical Sciences Building, UHCW for a Learning at Work event. Speaking to a Clinical Librarian I instantly knew where I wanted my career to go next. I’ve now been working in the NHS for 9 years, 4 years as Librarian at George Eliot Hospital where I worked with the Paediatric, Clinical Skills and Nurse Practitioner Teams, and the last year here at SWFT. During the last year it’s been fantastic to meet and support colleagues at Warwick and Stratford Hospitals and I’m looking forward to visiting more of our community sites to promote Library Services and evidence-based practice in our Trust during the next few months.
My normal working days are Monday to Thursday, and I am usually on site at Warwick Hospital from Monday to Wednesday.
Please contact me on 01926 495321 ext. 4287 or 07385938849 or email: Rayanne.Byatt@swft.nhs.uk
Hello from our Clinical Librarian at George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
Hi, I’m Lisa Mason, the Clinical Librarian for George Eliot based at William Harvey Library in GETEC. I have worked at GEH for 4 years now, and I bring a wealth of knowledge from my 20+ years in Higher Education Libraries. I have a background in subject librarianship and teaching library and academic skills, and I’m a chartered librarian and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (now Advance HE) with a PGCE in learning and teaching.
Moving to work in health libraries has been the best career decision I ever made. I love that my work makes a difference, both in making my GEH colleagues’ lives easier by saving them time and effort in literature searching (request one here) and by contributing to evidence based decision making for patient care. I teach as part of our wider library training programme, with a focus on Critical Appraisal techniques and journal clubs (please get in touch if you’d like advice on setting one up).
I sit on the Controlled Document Review Group, and review the evidence and references on all Trust policies. I also undertake evidence (literature) searches for colleagues across the Trust, everything from researching the best course of treatment for clinical colleagues, to quality improvement models for QI colleagues. I’ll look for evidence on any topic.
My normal working days are Monday to Friday, and although I mostly work virtually you can usually catch me in the library at George Eliot Hospital each Monday. Please come and say hi!
Please contact me on 024 7615 3095 or 07831122155 or email me at Lisa.Mason@geh.nhs.uk