West Suffolk Hospital Library and Information Centre

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Library Membership


Any member of NHS staff in employed by West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust or in an organisation that is part of the West Suffolk Alliance is entitled to join the Library and Information Centre. A membership form must be completed. Private members who are not employed by NHS or Alliance organisations may also join on payment of an annual fee of £30. 

To join the Library, please click here for a membership form, complete the form and email to wsh-tr.library@nhs.net

Please read the Library Privacy Policy to see how we store, use and delete your personal information, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations.Click here to read the Library Privacy Policy


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Mood Boosting Books

We have a growing collection of Mood Boosting Books which are stories or factual books. We visit Time Out on a monthly basis to promote this collection. You can join the Library and borrow a book when you see us in Time Out.

When you want to return your books, just drop them into the book bin in Time Out or in the Library.

Pop in to the Library to browse the whole collection.




Staff Uniform Guide

The second edition oUniform Guidef the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust Staff Uniform Guide, bought to you by the Library and Information Centre, is now available. The aim of this guide is to provide people with a handy visual reference to all the different uniforms worn by staff at the Trust.

We hope we have managed to include all the uniforms in use at the moment but if we have missed anyone out or if we have made a mistake with your uniform please let us know and we will be happy to update the guide. Click here to access the guide



 Online Journal Collection

 All WSFT staff, including our colleagues in the community, have access to the Mark Allen Healthcare Complete Collection aimed primarily at nursing, healthcare assistants and allied health professionals. Mark Allen Healthcare Collection Title List

To access these resources, go to the MAG Online Library.From 'Healthcare Collections' select 'MAH Complete' and log in using your OpenAthens details. If you do not have an OpenAthens username and password, register here.


Online Resources

You can access a wealth of online resources through the the Library including but not limited to DynaMed Plus, Anatomy.TV and Royal Marsden Manual Online. See our Online Resources page for more information.


Nursing Revalidation - CPD Launchpad

CPD Launchpad is the brand new resource that helps nurses and midwives to achieve their CPD requirements and prepare for revalidation. Drawing on an extensive archive of peer-reviewed professional articles from MA Healthcare’s specialist nursing and midwifery journals, CPD Launchpad offers an ever-growing range of content that tests your knowledge and helps you reflect on your practice. Learn more about CPD Launchpad here and find information on how to access CPD Launchpad here.


Library Strategy 2016-2020

The Library Strategy for 2016-2020 and the Library's Plan on Page have been published and can be read by clicking on the documents below.