We offer a friendly, comprehensive and modern library service to NHS staff from Whittington Health and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. Book loan and IT services are also provided to UCL students working at Whittington Health, as well as study space and IT services for Middlesex University students on placement at the hospital.

Where are we? The library is based in the Highgate Wing of the hospital on Dartmouth Park Hill and as you can see from this map, we are close to several transport links, making it easy for you to visit.
What have we got? The library collection covers areas such as medicine, nursing and mental health. There are quiet study and reading spaces, a computer area and a dedicated training room which can be booked for meetings.

Our Mission Our members needs are central to how we approach the service and we invite your suggestions and contributions to ensure that you, the user, are receiving a service that is relevant. Our goal is to support you in the work that you do, in your learning and development and any research activities that you may undertake.  

Library News

LIBRARY CLOSED Bank Holdiday Monday 4th May 2015

UK MOOC: improvement FUNdamentals - free for all staff and open to all organisations. LEARN ONLINE FOR FREE!
A new and innovative online course for people involved in health and social care has been announced by NHS Improving Quality (NHS IQ), in partnership with The Jönköping Academy for Improvement of Health and Welfare, Jönköping University and Qulturum, Region Jönköping County in Sweden. The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - called Improvement FUNdamentals - is set to take its first full cohort in April.

Anyone with an interest in health and care improvement can sign up for the course. It is set to be one of the largest courses of its kind in health and care, offering free learning content to thousands of people across the world. Improvement FUNdamentals is delivered entirely virtually in the form of learning resources including videos, articles, readings and exercises. At the end of each module, a live knowledge exchange event takes place, which allows users to learn from experts and debate and connect with each other.You can register your interest by e-mailing mooc@nhsiq.nhs.uk/.

The NHS is one of the key political issues in the run up to the election!
The Kings Fund are providing a free weekly roundup of news that will keep you updated and help you make sense of the debate that surrounds health and social care as election time draws closer. To subscribe click here.

We are pleased to inform you that the following Evidence Updates have recently been published:
They are ‘Fertility’ and ‘Psychosis in children and young people'. NICE Evidence Updates help to reduce the need for individuals, managers and commissioners to search for new evidence and keep health and social care professionals up-to-date with new research

Attention Junior Doctors!
Licences are available for BMJ OnExamination the leading provider of online exam preparation with specialities including GP, surgery, child health, O & G, anaesthesia and psychiatry. (30 x 2 month accounts available) Contact the Library to obtain a licence.

Dr Companion Smartphone app
The Library is currently involved in a two year pilot project to provide access to textbooks and local Trust guidelines via a smartphone app. This project is strictly for the following groups of staff, these being Core Psychiatric trainees from Camden and Islington Mental Health Foundation Trust and FY1's and FY2's from Whittington Health Trust. Please contact the Library if you would like access to this resource.
Additionally, we are exploring ways in which we might extend provision of this app project to other groups of staff in the NHS, so watch this space!