Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Welcome to Smallwood Library, providing you with a gateway to the key evidence resources needed to support your clinical practice, research needs, educational requirements and personal and professional development. The library service is committed to supporting clinical governance and knowledge management and as such we hope to provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate health-related information.

How to Join

Membership is open to any employee or volunteer with Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Students, agency, bank or locum employees are also welcome to join the library during their placement which must be for a minimum of two weeks. We also welcome patients at Moseley Hall Hospital to join the library for the duration of their stay. You can join online or print out a paper form and take/post it to the Library at Moseley Hall Hospital.

Library Staff

Lesley Allen Library Manager Abi Alayo Deputy Manager Lesley Huss Trust Librarian Sian Wyre Library Administrator Mike Webb Library Assistant

Contact Us

Tel: 0121 442 6283
Email: smallwood.library@nhs.net Address: Smallwood Library, Moseley Hall Hospital, Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8JL Twitter: @smallwoodlib

Testimonials

“This is an excellent service which saves on clinical contact time. The staff working in the service are knowledgeable & helpful” – BCHC Nurse

“The staff at Smallwood Library are professionally courteous in delivering a fantastic service that is responsive and timely” – CSU Healthcare Scientist

“I’m very impressed with the service I receive from the Library Service and I would recommend it to my colleagues. I’ve received articles at very short notice and I really appreciate the efforts of the team” – BCHC Allied Health Professional

I cannot express how much I appreciate the library service. You are always so helpful and communication is always excellent” – BCHC Clinical Psychologist

I love the fact that I am sent any relevant up to date research/documents which then saves me time doing search myself– BCHC Allied Health Professional

“The biggest bonus is that I can ask the library services to the literature search for me. It saves me having to do that. It reduced the amount of man hours than if I actually do it myself, and it was very thorough” – BCHC Physiotherapist

“I’m happy to say that I’ve passed with flying colours. I managed to get a distinction and without the support I don’t think I’d have anywhere close to that” – BCHC Specialist Nurse

“Appreciate the responsiveness of Library staff when articles are requested. You get articles that are in less common specialist journals under 24 hours” –  BCHC Consultant

“It is useful to be kept up to date in the areas I am interested in and although I am not clinical or patient facing I appreciate receiving notification of relevant articles in areas which help me to understand the papers I have to precis discussions of in Exec Committees” – Administrative staff, BCHC

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