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Book Training Courses

OHFT libraries offer specialist information skills training for those eligible. More details about popular training offered are provided here, whilst further topics to support information skills are available on request. Training is free and open to all NHS staff employed by OHFT and staff employed by organisations where an SLA exists. To book a place or arrange tailored training sessions contact Julia Hallam, Kate Worrall or  fill out the Training Request Form below.

Training request form

Your details

Please provide your Library membership (barcode) number so we can contact you.


Training sessions

Please select the session(s) that you would like to sign up for. Sessions are available for individuals or groups as indicated.


Outline of services, how to find books and how to register for an NHS OpenAthens account. Duration: 20 minutes.
How to find a known journal citation and how to conduct systematic literature searches on databases to find evidence on a topic. Duration: 1 hour.
Definition of critical appraisal, levels of evidence, critical appraisal checklists and what to consider when appraising systematic reviews, RCTs and qualitative research. Duration: 1 hour.
How to manually insert references, how to import references from a database search into EndNote and how to format citations and bibliographies in Microsoft Word using EndNote. Duration: 1 hour.
Advice on how to set up team journal clubs. Librarians can also conduct literature searches and supply articles for journal clubs.
Opportunity to discuss a relevant article with peers to see how it relates to practice and the NMC Code. Duration: 1 hour.

Preferred training date

Please select three dates suitable for training. We will try to offer you your preferred slot.


Training objectives

Please explain the main areas that you wish to gain further skills and knowledge in.


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Through the excellent training on how to use OpenAthens effectively I am obtaining a much more comprehensive literature search to help me both with clinical work and service development (designing more appropriate ways to measure therapeutic alliance across the service)

Last updated: 9 January, 2018

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