Author Archive

UHSM Academy Library’s #BookoftheWeek

March 29, 2017

unofiicial guide to paediatrics

“The Unofficial Guide to Paediatrics” by Zeshan Qureshi.

With contributions from a range of paediatric health care professionals, this book covers core subjects in paediatric medicine and includes examination practice, practical clinical skills and clinical cases.

This book has over 1000 colour images and more than 60 clinical cases, this text is an excellent source for post-graduate study or revision as well as a guide for daily case management for the whole multidisciplinary care team.

“The Unofficial Guide to Paediatrics is a wonderful compilation of a systems based approach to a challenging subject matter, with something of interest for everyone. From the sharp end of the complexities of adolescent medicine to the pragmatism of pursuing a career in paediatrics this volume is beautifully illustrated and well referenced and contains a wealth of knowledge and experience from a range of contributors who clearly appreciate what life is like on the front line of paediatric practice. –Dr Andrew Long, Vice President (Education), Royal College Of Paediatrics and Child Health, Consultant Paediatrician and Associate Medical Director, Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK”

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Connect the dots for exam success!

March 17, 2017

exam and revision collection

We’ve been busy making a few changes here at Academy Library over the last few weeks. One of the most obvious is our new exam and revision collection.

We’ve brought all of the exam and revision books we have in our holdings together in one collections and put them right in the centre of the library. Hopefully, this will make it easier for you to quickly and easily find the book you need.

Remember, if we don’t have the book you need, why don’t you ask if we can either add the book to our holdings or borrow it from another library?

DynaMed Plus is Academy Library’s #resourceofthemonth.

February 24, 2017


DynaMed Plus is a comprehensive evidence-based information resources designed to support healthcare professionals in making patient care decisions at the point-of-care.

DynaMed Plus prides itself on being “evidence-based, not expert-based” and topics are continuously updated, with the grading of evidence levels clearly shown in the easy-to-read topic pages.

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As well as providing guidance in relation to direct care management for a wide range of healthcare professionals, this online resource also includes:

  • Over 4,700 images and graphics
  • Drug information topics
  • Access to original research
  • Links to trusted UK-focused resources such as The BNF and NICE guidelines
  • Practice-changing updates
  • Resources to support professional development & education

DynaMed Plus is available on both desktop PCs and mobile devices and as an app (Android or Apple), providing quick and seamless access to quality evidence-based answers for your clinical questions. You can access this trusted source of information quickly and easily using your UHSM OpenAthens account.

Need to register for a UHSM OpenAthens account?

Just follow this link to set up your account and get access to 100’s of e-books and 1000’s of e-journals and other quality information resources today!

Want to learn more?

Call into the Academy Library or email the team via and we can arrange a quick training session at a time that suits you.

Book of the Week.

February 23, 2017

Academy Library’s Book of the Week:

Reflection for medical appraisal: exploring and developing your clinical expertise and professional identity by Della Fish & Linda de Cossart.


This interactive workbook is aimed at both appraises and appraisers across medicine and surgery. It focuses on the reflective element of appraisal and how it can be used to explore and develop clinical practice and professional development.

Reflection for medical appraisal: exploring and developing your clinical expertise and professional identity is now available for you to borrow from Academy Library.

Registered library users: click here to log in to your account and reserve this book via our online catalogue.

Not yet registered with Academy Library?

Simply click here to register online or call into Academy Library to get access to our wide range of print and electronic resources.

Changes to loans at Academy Library

February 1, 2017

due-dateAs part of our work to align Academy Library’s service offer to that our Single Hospital Service partners, we’ve been looking at our loan periods and renewal permissions.

As from today, users will now be able to take up to 10 items on loan from Academy Library for a period of 4 weeks. These items can then be renewed up to 3 times before they need to be returned to the library.

We still have out of hours access for all staff and students, during which time you can use our self-service terminal to issue, renew and return your books. Remember, you need to activate your card to use this service.

If you have any questions about these changes, just get in touch with one of the team via or call us on 0161 291 5778.

Resource of the month: MedHand

October 3, 2016


UHSM Academy Library is currently hosting a trial of MedHand for all staff and learners across UHSM. The trial will run until the end of December 2016.

For further details or to set up an account, simply contact the Academy Library team via, call 0161 291 5778 or drop in to the library (ground floor of the ERC).

What is it?

MedHand is an app which provides quick and easy access to quality healthcare information resources in the palm of your hand.  Through MedHand you can access a wide range of trusted e-books, such as the Oxford Handbooks, e-resources like the BNF and BNFC, and built-in calculators and dictionaries. As MedHand allows you to download your chosen resources to your mobile device, you can access quality clinical information offline and at point of care.


Who can use it?

All staff and learners based at UHSM can register for a trial account.  MedHand holds a selection of resources which are suitable for nurses, doctors, dentists and AHPs.

Where can I get it?

The app is available for download from Google Play or Apple App Store. You can also create and manage your account online via the MedHand website.

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