Christmas opening

The Library will be unstaffed on the 23rd – 26th December and 30th December – 1st January.   24/7 access is available to Trust staff – just swipe in with your staff ID badge.  Borrow or return books using the self-service machine, use the computers or study.

The days between Christmas and New Year the Library will be staffed 08:30 – 16:30.

Normal opening will resume from the 2nd January.

Spotlight on … BMJ Learning and Case Reports

What are they?

BMJ Learning offers high-quality continuing medical education for doctors and other healthcare professionals. It features hundreds of accredited, peer-reviewed learning modules in text, video, and audio formats.

BMJ Case Reports is an important educational resource offering a high volume of cases in all disciplines so that healthcare professionals, researchers and others can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions. All articles are peer reviewed and copy edited before publication. BMJ Case Reports is not an edition or supplement of the BMJ


Why are they useful?

They are important for anyone interested in continuing professional development (CPD) and other educational aims. BMJ Learning contains a large amount of free educational resources; BMJ Case Reports allows professionals to keep up to date with illnesses and treatments in their fields.


How do I use them?

You need an East Cheshire NHS Athens account (free to set up at to access both resources

Access BMJ learning here: and BMJ Case Reports here:


To find out more or to book a training session, please contact:

Steve Collman, Outreach Librarian on 01625 66 1547

Or Library & Knowledge Services : 01625 66 1362