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Our training sessions support the learning and development, research and clinical practice of Royal Papworth staff and students.
One-to-one sessions and small group training can be arranged at a mutually convenient time, tailored to your team if required. We are currently running all sessions via MS Teams. Please complete the blue booking form on the right or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01223 638606 to discuss your needs.
Please find details of the different sessions available by scrolling to the training programme section.
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This workshop will help you to understand the principles of academic writing, be able to write in a formal style, understand how to plan and write an essay, and know how to overcome the difficulties involved with academic writing. This workshop can be tailored to various levels of study and educational backgrounds, so please indicate your course and level when booking if applicable.
This training session can be delivered to groups and individuals. Please complete the online booking form with your requirements.
A summarised version of the above training course on academic writing is available here.
Creme, P. (2008). Writing at university : a guide for students. (3rd edn). Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill.
Kirton, B. (2012). Brilliant academic writing. Harlow: Pearson.
Taylor, D. B. (2014). Writing skills in nursing and healthcare: a guide to completing successful dissertations and theses. London: Sage.
A further list of suggested reading material on academic writing and study skills can be found here.
This course is appropriate for those who need an introduction to, or reminder of, how to cite and reference correctly.
Pears, R. (2012). Cite them right : the essential referencing guide. (9th edn). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Anglia Ruskin University Library. (2019). Guide to Harvard style of referencing. [pdf].
Anglia Ruskin University Library. (2018). Referencing: Harvard system. [online guide].
A further list of suggested reading material on citing and referencing and study skills can be found here.
This course is appropriate for people who have experience of searching bibliographic databases such as Medline, Embase and PubMed. EndNote Online enables you to organise references and images in a database, construct your paper with built-in manuscript templates and watch the bibliography and figure list appear as you write.
An online training guide for Endnote is available here.
There are also training videos for Endnote here.
This one day Health Literacy Awareness training course will give you a useful introduction to the concept of health literacy and an understanding of how poor health literacy can impact the lives of patients.
This one day course is run four times per year. In addition, this training session can be delivered to groups or teams. Please complete the online booking form with your requirements.
A 35 minute e-learning module to introduce you to the concepts of health literacy is now available. If you would like the e-learning to be registered on your ESR training record, please access it via MyESR. Instructions on how to do that are available here.
A suggestion list set of books and articles on the topic can be found here.
An introduction to searching Medline, Embase, Cinahl and other databases effectively using the NHS search interface. This workshop will help you to search the health literature - essential for keeping updated in all aspects of health care.
An excellent e-learning course in literature searching developed by Health Education England is available to all NHS staff. Access the e-learning here and register with your OpenAthens account. If you would like the e-learning to be registered on your ESR training record, please access it via MyESR. Instructions on how to do that are available here.
Basic literature search guide
Advanced literature search guide
Literature searching top tips
Creating alerts in HDAS
An introduction to, or reminder of, the resources available via NHS Athens, including a tour of the library's electronic resources, suitable for those new to them or returning. These sessions can be held at a venue of your choosing, in groups or individually, and last under an hour.
This workshop is particularly aimed at those who need to produce reflections for revalidation (e.g. nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, etc.), but anyone is welcome, including those who need to write reflections as part of an academic course or those who are interested in how reflective practice can enable them to be a better practitioner! In this workshop, we will look at the basic principles of reflective writing and why it is useful, how to write reflectively, what the requirements are for reflections in revalidation for various roles, how to log CPD hours using UpToDate, and how the Library can support you in your revalidation.
A shortened version of the above training course on Reflective Writing is available here.
Nursing & Midwifery Council. The Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates
YouTube video on NMC nursing revalidation
Moon, J. (2007). ‘Four levels of reflective writing’: “Getting the measure of reflection”. Journal of Radiotherapy. 6, 191-200. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1460396907006188
General Pharmaceutical Council. (2015). Framework for continuing professional development. The structure for CPD reflections, p.7-9, as indicated in the presentation. Updated framework, (2018). Revalidation guide for pharmacists.
Gibbs, G. (1988). Learning by doing: A Guide to teaching and learning methods.
Fairley-Murdoch, M. (2017). Revalidation: a journey for nurses and midwives. London: Open University Press.
Further suggestions for wider reading around reflective practice can be found here.
UpToDate is a searchable online information resource that synthesises the most recent healthcare information into verifiable, evidence-based recommendations. This workshop will help you to search the database and help support your point of care clinical decisions. UpToDate is also a useful tool for keeping updated in all aspects of health care.
A 30 minute video on how to use UpToDate is available here.
This workshop will help you to understand the benefits of getting published, how to choose the right journal, the writing and publication process, as well as giving you tips for language and style and on managing your research profile.
A shortened version of the above training course on Writing for publication is available here.
Holland, K. (2012). Writing for publication in nursing and healthcare: getting it right. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Wager, E. (2015). Getting research published : an A to Z of publication strategy. (3rd edn). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
How will you use my contact details?
We will use your email address to book you onto the course requested and to issue you with a certificate after the session.
How can I see the data you hold on me?
You may log in to www.knowledgeshare.nhs.uk (using your NHS OpenAthens account) at any time to see the data we hold about you.
How long will we keep your data?
We will keep your data for the length of your library membership which will end when you leave the Trust. We will unassign you from our library service on Knowledgeshare. However, your data will remain on the Knowledgeshare system (for two years) so that you can be reassigned to another library service if you move trusts. We will keep non-identifiable data about library service usage for as long as is necessary to submit statistics to Health Education England and to compile our annual report.
The Library service has a legal basis for processing your data, as we cannot provide the service without the processing mentioned.
Can I ask for my data to be deleted?
Yes, you have the right to ask to be forgotten. You can email email@example.com at any time and ask to be deleted from our system. If you do not have any items on loan, we will delete your account within 7 working days of receiving your request.
If you wish for your Knowledgeshare account to be permanently deleted (rather than unassigned on the system), you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will delete your account within 7 working days.
Sharing your data
I agree to my data being held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Legislation 2018 on the shared NHS library management system to which this library contributes and KnowledgeShare. I understand that my information may be accessible to library staff at other NHS and partner organisations within the shared library management consortium to enable loans of other libraries' materials. I understand that my data will not be shared with any other third party.
You will be contacted by one of the library team to confirm your training booking.