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Basildon Healthcare Library

is a multidisciplinary library which supports all NHS and Social Care staff including Students on placement in South West Essex, in their everyday working practice. The Library provides electronic resources, details of which are available on this website. Our physical presence is located in the Education Centre at Basildon Hospital, which you are welcome to visit. We support a wide range of activities, from evidence-based practice to professional development to research.

Library News

Cochrane Clinical Answers

From the 1st May 2016 the Cochrane Library National Provision funded for you by NICE will include access to Cochrane Clinical Answers. Cochrane Clinical Answers covers 32 Clinical Specialties and provide a readable, digestible, clinically focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane systematic reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform decision making at the point of care. Each Cochrane Clinical Answer contains a clinical question, a short answer, and an opportunity to  drill down to the evidence from the Cochrane Review. The evidence is displayed in a user friendly format, mixing narrative, numbers and graphics. The target audience for Cochrane Clinical Answers is healthcare practitioners and professionals, and other informed health care decision-makers. Cochrane Clinical Answers have been developed by Cochrane Innovations Ltd. and Wiley Online Library.

Trainees Online (TrOn)

TrOn is an online learning resource developped by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and designed to support trainee psychiatrists through the revision process for the College membership exams (the MRCPsych), in conjunction with the existing MRCPsych courses. Modules cover all of the basic science topics on the College syllabus and have commissioned over 30 modules on the critical review and clinical topics. This resource is currently free and accessible to all members, trainees and affiliates of the College who can gain access with their College username and password. Each TrOn module contains 1-3 items of  key reading  a book chapter, journal article or webpage  identified by the author(s).


TRIP A search engine aimed at health professionals looking for clinical research literature to support patient care is now available to all of the NHS in England until the end of the year.

Clinical Key

Clinical Key is a dynamic and fully searchable healthcare resource from Elsevier providing access to over 1000 Ebooks and 600 Ejournals.

Click here to access the content by logging on with a valid NHS OpenAthens password.

Self-Issue terminal

We have recently installed a state of the art self-issue system allowing library members to take books out, renew or bring items back 24/7, day or night, when it is convenient for you.

The machine also has the facility for you to pay any outstanding library charges by cash or card.

To use this machine, you MUST have your library card with you and also know your PIN. This is normally your YEAR of birth.

Recycle Your Read for Charity

We are starting ReBook, in aid of the Polly Parrot Appeal.

Bring your old books in good condition and take another out.

Or just take one and put 20p in the tin. Or just pop up to see if we have anything that you'd like to read.

BTUH Book Club

closureOur Endless Numbered Days

Wish you could read the latest books for free, write reviews for other readers and chat with others about the plot?

Well now you can. Working in partnership, BTUH's communications team, Basildon Healthcare Library and Penguin books, we're looking for 30 keen readers to join our BTUH Book Club.

The first 30 members of staff who email Communications will be given a book every month and become part of the club. In return, you will be expected to write a short review of the book on Amazon and Good Reads. There will also be a discussion thread on the Hub for anyone who wishes to discuss the book with other members.

If you want to be involved and there are no books left, we will place your name on a waiting list.

If you're interested in being part of the BTUH Book Club please email Nicola Laver. All names will be registered and the first 30 will be able to collect their free book from the Communications Office on level K.

The next book is called Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller.

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures, 9th edition

closureThe Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures, 9th edition provides evidence-based clinical skills and procedures related to essential aspects of a patient's care with a valid NHS OpenAthens password.

WiFi Available

A trial is currently underway offering access to WiFi within the Education Centre including Basildon Healthcare Library. Simply connect to Purple-Wifi using your mobile device and complete the online registration form that appears when you first open your internet browser.

BTUH IT account holders can also access WiFi by connecting to BTUH-Mob using their Trust issued username and password, however, please be aware that the IT Department support the BTUH-Mob service on a best endeavours basis, patient care and clinical equipment take priority with regards to service support.

Visible Body

Visible Body is available via this website Resources area for BTUH and SEPT with a valid OpenAthens login. This resource is a unique fully interactive 3D rendering of the human body which makes learning and teaching anatomy and physiology exciting, visual and engaging.

The software has been installed on all Library PCs. It requires Unity Web Player to be installed to access this resource. Please contact the IT department to get this installed on your work PC.


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