If you’ve not been into the libraries at Ashford or St Peter’s recently you may be surprised with everything they have to offer.
Books of course – over 11,000 of them – alongside 2000+ electronic journals. Plus, a computer room, quiet study spaces, a group study room and comfortable seating – where you can take a few minutes at lunchtime to look over the newspapers.
But they offer much more than the eye can see and have recently rebranded as ‘Knowledge Service’. Olwen Revill joined the team last year as our Evidence Specialist – a brand new role and the first of its kind nationally. She joins colleagues Sandy Komiliades and Alison Paul in the Evidence Search team.
Olwen explains: ‘Our team slogan is ‘bringing you the evidence to inform healthcare decisions’ and this describes our role well. We provide evidence searches to inform clinical and management decision making.’
‘You may be looking to make changes to an aspect of clinical or patient care, perhaps you want to redesign an element of your service, or want to know if there are new guidelines, research, publications out there or get a feel for the models and approaches other Trusts are using. Whatever you need – get in touch and we will do our best to help.’