Request a Literature Search

The Clinical Librarian Service is available to all staff of the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Blackpool Public Health. It is a literature searching service, open to clinicians, health professionals, managers and community staff.

The service undertakes comprehensive literature searches of a complex nature across several databases to provide good quality evidence-based information to answer clinical questions related to patient care, also to support research, guideline and care pathway development, audit and policy documentation.

There is no charge for this service, although there may be charges for any articles requested as a result of the search.

We regret that we are not able to do full scale searches for student members of the library, but we will give assistance with search techniques, where possible.

Literature Search Request Form

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    Patient careResearchAuditGuideline/Clinical PathwayLeadership/ManagementService DevelopmentEducationOther

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    2-3 years onlyLast 5 years onlyLast 10 years onlyEnglish Language onlyUK Publications only

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