Resources for health clinicians can be found in a dedicated
area of the library. Members of the public are welcome to browse
this area too as the majority of items here can be borrowed by
Sandyford Staff can also borrow books from other NHS health
libraries. Ask Sandyford staff for details
The library staff are happy to receive suggestions for
addition to stock.
Learning Disabilities resource packs are available for staff to
use. Have a look at the Learning Disabilities
page to see a small selection of resources on offer.
NHS staff can access thousands of journals online via the
elibrary. Sign up first for your Athens password on Knowledge Net.
Full-text access to many journal articles. Sandyford staff
can contact the library if having problems accessing the
journals or requiring an article not available through Knowledge
Journal articles may not be photocopied. Please ensure you are
working within the new NHS Scotland
copyright guidelines. Contact the library if you need more
Health improvement leaflets
Health improvement leaflets are available from the
Public Health Resource Unit. The current directory of health
education publications can be checked at the PHRU
Sandyford staff requiring bulk supplies of
health improvement leaflets to support an event or for
training purposes should contact the library in advance and
we'll organise the resources for you. Please allow sufficient time
for the resources to be ordered and delivered - it can sometimes
take as long as 6 weeks.
Information in other languages
An excellent resource compiled by the library
team. The Translated Patient Information
Database helps you find information leaflets in other
languages. It focuses on reproductive, emotional and sexual health,
in line with the work carried out by the Sandyford.
Click on Sandyford translated
patient information for more details.
This is primarily a resource for use by health professionals and
we would advise that you always check the english language version
of a leaflet for accuracy before passing on the alternative
language version to a patient.
Some of the information on these pages is from non-UK sources
and therefore contact details will need to be deleted and sometimes
prescribing information, medical procedures, legal information will
not be relevant to the UK.
Local Sandyford library services
Sandyford Hubs all have a core list of library resources
for Staff use and a selection of reading material in the waiting
area for clients to browse through.
Sandyford is an accredited LearnDirect Scotland Centre and can
provide access to learning opportunities for members of staff.
E-learning topic areas include Personal & Management
Development courses, courses which provide support for the Core KSF
Dimensions, Microsoft Office and ECDL training.
Check the e-Learning link on the Staff Intranet for a full
Skillport course list and e-Learning application form or contact
the Library staff directly.