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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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