Training


Stenhouse Library offers specialist information skills training for all staff and students on placement at Kingston Hospital.  Training is free and open for all. To book a place or to arrange a tailored training session please email khft.library@nhs.net or fill in our booking form.

Library Induction – Get to know your library!

Meet the friendly library team and find out how to register with us, search and locate the books you want and then borrow them.  You will also discover all the resources the library has on offer and find out the best ways to access them, either online or in print.

Where: Library or Teams

Drop in – no need to book

When: Every Thursday any time between 12.30 – 13.30

How to write effective papers using academic literature

This session is aimed at managers who are writing reports and papers to present to the Board.

In this session you will learn why using research, when writing a report is important.  You will discover how to formulate an appropriate research question, identify and understand the different types of evidence and use an appropriate database to find quality information. There will also be a practical element to the session where the group will appraise a paper together. Finally, you will be shown how to include citations and add a bibliography to your report using Harvard Referencing.

Where: Library Training Room

Duration: 90 minutes

When: Various dates, see our booking form for more details.

Book your session by emailing khft.library@nhs.net or by filling in our booking form

Finding the evidence – searching for literature

This session looks at using different resources to search for evidence to inform practice, research and study.

Where: Library Training Room

Duration: 1 hour

When: Various dates, see our booking form for more details.

Book your session by emailing khft.library@nhs.net or by filling in our booking form.

Critically Appraising Research  – an introduction

This training session looks at how to read research using critical appraisal techniques.

Where: Library Training Room

Duration: 1 hour

When: Various dates, see our booking form for more details.

Book your session by emailing khft.library@nhs.net or by filling in our booking form.

Reflective Reading and Discussion Club

Read your choice of an article on a specific topic and take part in discussion boards and an online Teams meetings with your colleagues, hosted and led by the library team.

Where: Teams

Duration: 90 minutes

When: Various dates, see our booking form for more details.

Book your session by emailing khft.library@nhs.net or by filling in our booking form.

Other sessions available to book at a time and place of your convenience:

  • NHS Knowledge and Library Hub

Want to find out more about how to search the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub effectively?  Need some help finding reliable information?  Get in touch and let one of the expert librarians help you. 

  • Staff Inductions

The library team hold introductions to the library for various departments as part of the staff inductions process.  Please contact the library to arrange.  We are happy to hold these online or face to face and can be for any duration ranging from 10- 30 minutes. 

  • 1 to 1 Literature Search Training

In addition to group training sessions on Finding the Evidence the Librarians are able to provide one-to-one training on literature searching. This provides the opportunity to look at specific training requirements and questions and can be adapted to what the information need is. 

  • Reading Research – Quantitative & Qualitative

The Library runs training sessions looking at how to read research using critical appraisal techniques. These two advanced sections of reading research follow the introduction to critically appraising research of which the details can be found above

  • Keeping up to date

Keeping up to date with recent health and scientific publications is vital for staff and researchers. This training course covers a range of services that will help you keep up to date.

  • Managing References

EndNote Basic is a free web version of EndNote and is an online referencing software that can be used for collection and organising references.

To book training at a date that is suitable for you, please contact: khft.library@nhs.net

Online Training

Moodle provides a virtual learning environment allowing access to training and resources anytime, anywhere. Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has their own Moodle site which can be accessed on this link: https://kingstonhospital.mylearningapp.com/?redirect=0.  The library has an array of online courses available including, Library Induction, Finding the Evidence, NHS Knowledge and Library Hub and Managing References all available to view, at a time that suits you.  If you need any help accessing your Moodle account, please get in touch with the library team.  


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