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Training with a Knowledge Specialist

We can provide training to support your work or studies. Training sessions can take place on a one-to-one basis and can be held in the workplace or your local Healthcare Library. They can be tailored according to your skills level and interests.

Examples of our training subjects include:

Contact your local Healthcare Library to arrange a session with your Knowledge Specialist (Librarian) or...

book onto a Teams session below:


Finding information and literature with your NHS Library is an introduction to library services and resources that are available along with a demonstration on how to search the Knowledge Hub effectively to find literature.


The Basic Critical Appraisal session is an introduction that will give a basic understanding of critical appraisal Including what it is, checklists and signposting further useful resources.


 Library drop in sessions

LIbrary drop in sessions are available via Teams - this will cover how to create an OpenAthens account, how to use the Knowledge Hub, how to download your journal articles or access ebooks; and anything else you need to know. 

Dates and links are available below, please contact the library team if you have a query. The drop ins are available for an hour -  you do not need to stay that long - pop in, ask your questions and get the answer before popping out again!

First Mondays of the month at 10am JOIN HERE

(2024) 1st July, 5th August, 2nd September, 4th November, 2nd December,

(2025) 6th January, 3rd February, 3rd March, 5th May, 2nd June.


Second Tuesdays of the month at 2pm JOIN HERE

(2024) 9th July, 13th August, 10th September, 8th October, 12th November, 10th December

(2025) 14th January, 11th February, 11th March, 8th April, 13th May, 10th June.


Third Wednesdays of the month at 10am JOIN HERE

(2024) 17th July, 21st August. 18th September, 16th October, 20th November, 18th December

(2025) 19th February, 19th March, 16th April, 21st May, 18th June.


Fourth Thursdays of the month at 2pm JOIN HERE

(2024)  27th June, 25th July, 29th August, 26th September, 24th October, 28th November

(2025) 23rd February, 27th February, 27th March, 24th April, 26th June, 


Some dates have been arranged to fit the schedule, see below for additional dates.

Friday 4th October at 10am JOIN HERE

Friday 31st January at 10am JOIN HERE

Friday 4th April at 10am JOIN HERE

Friday 30th May at 2pm JOIN HERE


Other sources of training

Online training covering literature searching and critically appraising the literature are available here.