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Kingsway Library Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

14th December 2021

Physical Library Space Closed

Kingsway Library & Knowledge Service physical library space is now closed, but they are still working hard remotely to ensure that as many of their library services and resources are still available to you, and to minimise disruption for you as much as possible.

You can contact us at:

or Call: 01332 623700 ext 33446 or 33449.

between 9.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

We are offering a postal service for book reservations. All you need to do is reserve the book on Heritage and we will do the rest.


Scheduled Training Workshops

25h November 2021

Virtual Training  Sessions

We have a varierty of scheduled training workshops coming up in the new year. All these workshops take place via MS Teams.

The training workshops, will cover the below sessions:

  • Critical Appraisal

  • Finding the Evidence

  • Health Literacy Awareness

  • Reference Management Software

  • Reflective Writing

  • Writing for Publication

You can view the training dates for the above workshops here.

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Writing for Publication 

15th October 2021

Virtual Training  Sessions

Looking to get published? Don't know where to begin? You need this course.


Aim: To enable participants to have the confidence to write an article for publication


Objectives: By the end of this session, you will …

  •   Know where to begin when deciding to write for publication

  •   Know how to structure an article

  •   Have gained some useful tips and tricks

  •   Have a greater understanding of the publishing process

Session includes 3 practical exercises and is jointly presented with a published clinician.


Duration: 2.5 hours 

Monday 25th Oct 10am - 12noon
Monday 22nd Nov10am - 12noon


To book:
Contact Suzanne Toft

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Information Skills 

29th September 2021

Virtual Training Week 4th -8th October

Join us for our virtual training week 4th - 8th of October, where you can access a range of informative information skills workshops from 'how to set up a journal club', to 'an introduction to literature searching'. 

All sessions are free to all staff and accessed via MS Teams. There is no need to book - just click on the Teams link to join the session.

The full list of skills workshops and the links to join are available here.

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Burton (QHB) library

20th August 2021

Change of Location

The Burton (QHB) library has now moved, to a temporary location in the former Nurse Education Centre/School of Health, on the same site.


We are currently on the 1st floor but will be moving onto the ground floor hopefully by Christmas.

Please visit the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, library website here

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Training Programme

4th May 2021

Training programme dates for 'Finding the Evidence' and 'Critical Appraisal'.

Finding the evidence -(Literature Searching) 


Learn how to find authoritative healthcare research effectively and efficiently

Training Sessions

  • Wednesday 19th May: 12pm-1pm

  • Monday 14th June: 12.30pm-1.30pm

  • Friday 2nd July: 12.30pm 1.30pm

Critical Appraisal: An Introduction 


Learn how to appraise healthcare research quickly and effectively. 

Training Sessions

  • Thursday 27th May: 10am-12pm

  • Tuesday 22nd June: 2pm-4pm

  • Thursday 15th July: 10am-12pm


Oxford Medicine Online

1st April 2021

We have access to hundreds of Oxford Handbooks, Textbooks and Emergencies in.... 

You can access Oxford Medicine Online directly here. Select 'Sign in via your Institution', search 'NHS England' and select, then enter your Open Athens login credentials.


Alternatively you can access them through your NHS Open Athens account. Under 'My Resources' click on the link for the 'Oxford Medicine Online'.


Kortext eBooks

14th December 2020

We now have access to a large collection of eBooks via Kortext

The subject areas include key clinical topics, nursing, primary care and general practice, palliative care, health management, as well as mentoring and coaching titles.

Too access Kortext you will need to sign in to your NHS OpenAthens account. Under 'My Resources' click on the link for the Kortext eBooks, then click on the 'collections' tab to view the eBooks we subscribe to.  

Alternatively you can access Kortext directly here, and ​​search for 'Derbyshire Community Health Services FT' as your institutuional library.


Health Education England Report

2nd November 2020

NHS Library and Knowledge specialists give health professionals the gift of time.

A new report commissioned by Health Education England, outlines the value of NHS Library & Knowledge Services & their impact on patient care. The report titled, 'Library and Knowledge Services Value Proposition: The Gift of Time', can be found here


Kingsway Library Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

2nd November 2020

Physical Library space closed until the 2nd December 2020

Kingsway Library & Knowledge Service physical library space remains closed, but they are still working hard remotely to ensure that as many of their library services and resources are still available to you, and to minimise disruption for you as much as possible.

Click & Collect/Postal Loans

We now offer postal loans and a click and collect service. To request a loan please visit the library catalogue here