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Medical Professionals NHS Library Guide

This guide is for Medical Professionals working for St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Information Skills Training

If you want to improve your literature searching skills or find out more about the resources available to you, the library runs a range of training sessions. Below are a selection of the sessions we offer; see our full list of training sessions here.

Critical appraisal: an introduction

This course will introduce the concepts of critical appraisal and give an overview of the tools and techniques which can be used in this process to understand scientific evidence.


Finding the evidence

Finding top-quality evidence is a priority for health care practitioners. This session will introduce the high-quality resources available to you, as well as provide training in how to use them effectively to support evidence-based clinical practice or decision-making.


Introduction to St George's Library

Library induction for NHS staff, introducing you to the range of services and resources on offer to those working for St George’s Hospital, Queen Mary’s Hospital and other community-based sites.


Systematic reviews: finding and managing the evidence

This half-day course will provide you with an overview of the systematic review process, the know-how needed to create effective search strategies, systematic searching of the literature, managing your results and documenting the search process.


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. The current awareness services for healthcare information that facilitate this are mainly available online.


If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled courses, and would like to arrange a 1:1 session, or if you would like to arrange a bespoke group training session, contact us on liaison@sgul.ac.uk.

Microsoft Office training

St George’s library offers a host of IT training workshops to help staff and students develop their digital skills using Microsoft Office Desktop and Office 365. Details of the courses offered can be found on our website. To reserve your place, please complete this booking form.

For those wanting self-directed learning, a range of videos with course materials are available to download or view online.

E-Learning for Health

NHS eLearning for Healthcare

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies to support patient care by providing free, high quality e-learning for the training and education of the healthcare workforce across the UK.

Training & CPD from professional bodies