Library and Knowledge Service

Welcome to Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Library

A professional library and information service for all NHS Trust staff and students who work across Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre and North Lancashire.

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Library News!

It's Mental Health Awareness Week!

Check out our virtual information board...








Brought to you by the Library Team and the BTH Well Team


Free training session from UpToDate

Join our free 30-minute LIVE session to learn more about UpToDate, including:

  • Creating an account
  • Earning and submitting CME/CPD
  • Conducting a normal/advanced search
  • Customizing your UpToDate homepage
  • Help reduce medication errors with Drugs & Drug Interactions
  • COVID-19 common questions and answers
  • What's New & Practice Changing Updates
  • Patient engagement/safety

The session will be held on- Tuesday, May 18th, 2:30 PM

Please click on the link below to join the session, if this doesn't work, please copy and paste into a browser

The Library is Reopening

The Library will reopen on Monday 19th April.

It will be accessible between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday.  We will continue to take bookings for use of a PC to avoid disappointment as numbers will be limited, however walk-ins will not be turned away unless the Library space is full.

There will be access to the book stock, printer and the self-service kiosk.  A member of staff will be on hand to help with any enquires or issues.

To access the Library please use the main entrance of the education centre.  You will need to ring the door bell and a member of the centre staff will let you in.

If you currently have books on loan they have been renewed for you until the 4th May 2021.  After this time you are responsible for renewing or returning outstanding items and library fines will resume from this date.  Overdue books are charged at 10p per book per day.

For more information please contact the Library team on 01253 953831 or

BMJ Best Practice app...

Sometimes you need an answer, or even just some reassurance, fast. Ever-increasing admissions, over-stretched colleagues, and internet blackspots can hugely delay getting an answer or second opinion.

By taking three simple steps to download the BMJ Best Practice app, you’ll have fast and easy access to the latest evidence-based information to help you care for your patients, even in an internet blackspot.

How to access:

  • Step one - go to and log in via your institution's preferred access method
  • Step 2 - set up a personal account
  • Step 3 - download the BMJ Best Practice app for unlimited access to...








Using the Royal Marsden Manual online

New 'how to' video available now.  (You will need your OpenAthens account to access this resource)

Learning Hub from Health Education England





The Learning Hub is a new digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of resources that are pertinent to education and training in healthcare.  You are invited to use the Learning Hub either using eligible e-Learning for Healthcare log in details or by creating a Learning Hub account.

Useful iPhone Apps for Clinical/ Non-clinical staff and patients

Following the success of the previous "Useful iPhone Apps Guide" the EdTC Library have produced this new and updated list of useful apps for both clinical staff and patients.  To view the new list click here



Public Health Teams

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