Basildon Healthcare Library
is a multidisciplinary library which supports all NHS and Social Care staff as well as 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.
Christmas Opening Times
Monday 23rd December 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 24th December 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 25th December Closed
Thursday 26th December Closed
Friday 27th December Closed
Monday 30th December 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 31st December 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 1st January Closed
Thursday 2nd January 9am - 5pm
Friday 3rd January 9am - 5pm
Monday 6th January 8.30am-6.30pm (back to normal opening hours)
Book Drop Box Now Available
A drop box is located in the Reception area of the Education Centre. BTUH staff can return books out of hours by using their swipe card to get into the Education Centre.
The state of medical education and practice in the UK
Report available online
The aim in publishing this report is to:
- Use GMC and other data to provide a picture of the medical profession in the UK and to identify some of the challenges it faces.
- Promote discussion and debate about some of the practical steps we and others could take in better supporting doctors and improving patient care.
BMJ Case Reports
Access to BMJ Case Report is available to BTUH staff with a valid NHS Athens Password.
A brand-new edition to the BMJ Group, BMJ Case Reports is a rapidly growing repository for all healthcare workers and researchers, available online.
There are now over 4,000 peer reviewed cases from over 70 countries, many displaying images which offer immense learning opportunities for newer doctors.
BMJ Case Reports offers:
- Editors choice of case report
- Archived cases for research
- The opportunity for clinicians to have their work published
With the provided access to BMJ Case Reports, you can also:
- Submit as many case reports as you wish, (Ask your Fellowship Code from the Library)
- Access all published material
- Reuse material for personal use and teaching
- Comment on published cases through e-letters and blogs
- Rate cases
Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS)
The new Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) service provided by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is now live.
The new CKS service will provide summaries of the best available evidence and practical guidance on best practice in an accessible, easy to use format aimed at Primary Care Practitioners, covering a full range of Primary Care Presentations for over 300 primary care topics when it launches. It will also introduce up to 10 new primary care topics each year.
UpToDate is a dynamic, comprehensive, up-to-date, peer-reviewed and fully cross-referenced on-line evidence-based Point of Care clinical resource. You can access it from The Hub while at work.
However, you can still access this resource from outside the Trust from a PC or device with an Internet connection as long as you have a valid BTUH NHS Athens login. You can access this resource by selecting the above link. To access the full text, you will need to select Subscribers Log in here and then select Log in via Athens. Enter your valid NHS Athens password.
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