WHL - Training - Introduction
The Library offers the following on-line training courses to staff of Whittington Health Trust, Camden and Islington Foundation Trust, and primary care staff in North Central London. To book a place or find out more, call us on 020 7288 3580 or email
"Very useful to be able to read literature in a critical way. Enables me to feel confident in the literature that I'm using to support my evidence based practise" - Library Survey 2019

New - What the library can do for me - an introduction to library services

In this introductory session find out how the Library can help you deliver evidence-based services and how it can support your learning and development at work.
The session covers using the Library space, joining and getting an Athens account, book and journal requests, the Library web site, KnowledgeShare (for regular subject alerts) and the NHS Knowledge & Library Hub.
The sessions are delivered on MS Teams   
  • Wednesday 11 October 13:00 - 13:30
  • Wednesday 15 November 13:00 - 13:30
  • Wednesday 13 December 13:00 - 13:30

Finding the Evidence

Learn how to devise and execute a good search strategy using both keyword and subject heading searches, search the NHS Library and Knowledge Hub as well as primary research databases effectively by combining searches using AND/OR operators, refine your results using limits; export, email, save your results.
  • Wednesday 4th October 10:30 - 11:30
  • Monday 23rd October 10:00 - 11:00
  • Friday 3rd November 09:30 - 10:30
  • Thursday 9th November 10:00 - 11:00
  • Friday 8th December 10:30 - 11:30

Get the best from UpToDate/BMJ Best Practice

Clinical decision making tools are very popular! Whittington Health has access to both Uptodate and BMJ Best Practice. If you would like to attend a short (30 minute), practical session, designed to introduce you to the most important functions of these tools, then join us on one of these dates. To book yourself on a session email:
  • Tuesday 24th October 2023 10:00 - 10:30
  • Wednesday 22nd November 2023 10:00 - 10:30
  • Wednesday 6th December 2023 10:00 - 10:30

Quick-fire Critical Appraisal of QUANTITATIVE research

Introduce the main concepts involved in critical appraisal of quantitative research, discuss features of research papers using selected questions from the appropriate CASP checklist.
The session covers basic statistical concepts necessary for understanding results.
  • Friday 6th October 10:30 - 11:30
  • Tuesday 17th October 10:00 - 11:00
  • Thursday 2nd November 11:30 - 12:30
  • Friday 10th November 10:00 - 11:00
  • Tuesday 5th December 10:00 - 11:00

Quick-fire Critical Appraisal of QUALITATIVE research

Learn how to understand key elements in the successful and accurate appraisal of a paper, discuss the features of qualitative research and the key terminology associated with it, and understand how to use a CASP checklist to critically appraise a qualitative research article.


  • Wednesday 27th September 10:00 - 11:00
  • Wednesday 11th October 11:00 - 12:00
  • Friday 20th October 10:00 - 11:00
  • Monday 6th November 10:30 - 11:30
  • Tuesday 21st November 11:00 - 12:00
  • Wednesday 13th December 10:00 - 11:00

Quickfire Health Literacy – Getting your Message Across

Learn about Health Literacy and the people who are impacted by having low health literacy. In this hour-long session you will have your awareness raised and learn about how you, as a clinician, can help your patients, raise their health literacy comprehension and improve the future of their long-term health.
  • Thursday 12th October 10:00 - 11:00
  • Tuesday 14th November 11:00 - 12:00
  • Tuesday 12th December 10:30 - 11:30

Reference Management software – Endnote and Refworks

Whittington Health has a limited licence for Endnote reference management software. The software can only be installed to specific Trust PCs and Laptops. If you would like to be considered for an Endnote installation, please contact the Library at

NHS staff can also apply for Refworks, which is web-based Reference Management software. Click here for instructional videos on RefWorks. If you would find RefWorks useful, please contact the Library at – we need to make a case for access for every application to HEE, so you will need to tell us why you need it.
Last updated27 Sep 2023
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