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Library Knowledge Services (North)

New Starter - Iris (Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust)

Hi everyone, I’m Iris and I’ve recently joined Andrew, Helen, Erica and Dawn at the Evidence Service in Mersey Care. I’m training to become a fully-fledged researcher, doing literature based discovery, this is my first time working in healthcare so everything is quite new to me.…

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Going virtual

I am watching with interest as eMails announcing that one NHS library service after another has “gone virtual”. It’s a process that has many dimensions, new software and new ways of working in teams. Anyway, as a lone home worker I don’t have any insights into remote team working and I don’t have any additional special software. So I thought I would share some reflections on the intangible aspects of running a virtual service. Things I am guessing that might be over looked in the excitement of change!…

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So we are all working from home now

I have just read a piece on the BBC website that had the wise advice to get dressed. Really. I have to tell you I am writing this wearing … hmm … perhaps we won’t go there dear reader. Rest assured all the important bits are covered. Anyway I can reveal that lots of underemployed scribes are going to be writing lots of rubbish at 50p a word on working from home. This advice is based on experience and it’s free.…

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Service Update for East Cheshire NHS Trust

Last year we said goodbye to our full time library assistant, Laura Sharpe who after 3 years with theTrust has moved on to an HR undergraduate scheme.  We welcomed our new library assistant Susan Camp to the library team in October.…

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