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Bloomsbury Healthcare Library update

By Anna Di Iorio, on 10 April 2018

As you may be aware, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust is supported by a partnership of medical and healthcare libraries, some at UCL (Cruciform Hub, Ear Institute & Action on Hearing Loss Libraries, Eastman Dental Library, Queen Square Library), and some managed by the Trust. A Service Level Agreement between UCLH and UCL Library Services www.ucl.ac.uk/library/nhs/sla covers the full range of services provided by UCL for all UCLH staff and students at 4 hospital sites.

Following a recent review, UCLH has decided to close one of the libraries it manages, the Bloomsbury Healthcare Library (BHL) based at Bonham Carter House. Services that BHL previously delivered to UCLH have transferred to UCL Library Services and are included in the SLA. In particular, the Cruciform Hub is now the designated home library for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals at University College Hospital, as well as other medical and healthcare staff at this site, and management of BHL’s e-resource subscriptions is also moving to UCL.

This is a great opportunity for us to strengthen our collaboration with UCLH and further improve our services to the Trust – for example we have recently installed 6 additional UCLH computers in the Cruciform Hub, and we have started delivering more Trust inductions and training sessions.

PS: When visiting the Hub for the first time, UCLH staff will need to register with the new Hub entry system.

Kate Cheney and Anna Di Iorio

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