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Please note the SWL Primary Care Knowledge Specialist services will be ending 31st March.

Literature searches will not be accepted after Friday 22nd March 2024.

We have a range of training sessions which focus on searching various evidence-based resources.  To book a small group or one to one session contact Liz,

For other enquires please complete the Ask the Knowledge Specialist Form

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Healthcare Information and Literature Searching 

  • Learn to search for journal article abstracts or citations using quality healthcare databases, including Medline, BNI (British Nursing Index), CINAHL, PsycINFO, or HMIC (Health Management Information Consortium) 

  • Learn how to access over 2,000 full-text journals 

  • Good for evidence-based practice, research, audit, or guideline writing 

  • Databases for all disciplines including medical, nursing, psychology and the therapies 

  • Requires some internet experience 

Duration: 60 minutes. 

Bite Sized Training

Bite sized training based on the

Munch and Learn sessions

Coming Soon

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To book on training click on the date

Evidence Searching Tips. 

Do you need to find evidence to support your work or training needs? Come along to this bite sized training to get tips on where to search, combining terms, applying limits etc:            

Tues 23rd Jan     12:30-13:00
Thurs 29th Feb   13:00-13:30
Wed. 13th Mar    13:30-14:00

Critical Appraisal Tips 

Come along to a bite sized course to get an introduction/refresher on

critical appraisal skills like why it is important to appraise journal articles and some tools to support you:  

Thurs 25th Jan   12:30-13:00
Tues 6th Mar       13:00-13:30
Wed 20th Mar     13:30-14:00

Getting Started with BMJ Best Practice

An introduction on how to get started using BMJ Best Practice:

Tues 9th Jan   12:30-13:00
Wed 7th Feb    13:00-13:30
Thurs 7th Mar  13:30-14:00

Accessing and Using Electronic Resources 

Find out more about how to access and use resources such as e-journals, e-books, BMJ Best Practice provided by Health Education England in this bite sized session:  

Wed 31st Jan      12:30-13:00
Thurs 22nd Feb  13:00-13:30
Tues 19th Mar     13:30-14:00

Twitter Tips For Professional Development 

Find out about how to use Twitter in this bite sized course. Get an understanding of Twitter language and how else you can use Twitter:


Wed 17th Jan     12:30-13:00
Tues 13th Feb    13:00-13:30
Thurs 21st Mar  13:30-14:00

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