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20 Nov

Christmas 2019 staffed hours

November 20, 2019 | By |


Knowledge Spa,  Royal Cornwall Hospital

Wednesday 18th December08:30 - 16:30
Monday 23rd December08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 24th December08:30 - 12:30
Wednesday 25th DecemberUnstaffed
Thursday 26th DecemberUnstaffed
Friday 27th December08:30 - 16:30
Monday 30th December08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 31st December08:30 - 12:30
Wednesday 1st JanuaryUnstaffed
Thursday 2nd January08:30 - 16:30
Friday 3rd January08:30 - 16:30


        During unstaffed hours, the library is open to users who are set up for 24 hour access.

For access on unstaffed days use the main entrance to the Knowledge Spa, and sign in with the security guard using your ID card. If the entrance is locked please wait a few minutes until the security guard returns to his desk from patrolling the building.

Please contact the library if you have any queries regarding library access on 01872 256444 or email


Banham House, Bodmin Hospital

Tuesday 24th DecemberUnstaffed
Thursday 26th DecemberUnstaffed
Tuesday 31st DecemberUnstaffed

Entrance to the library during unstaffed hours is via fob access.

Contact the library on (9)01208 834310 or email for details.


Merry Xmas and seasons greetings…

From the Cornwall Health Library team!


05 Nov

UEMS Evidence Clinics at the Library

November 5, 2019 | By |

How to find and understand the best evidence.

Half an hour drop-in sessions at the library for medical students.

Wednesday 6th November 13:00

Library room S25
Can't see the wood for the trees?
Interpreting forest plots
Wednesday 13th November 13:00

Library room S30
Using EndNote Online for reference management
Wednesday 20th November 13:00

Library room S25
What's the risk and how confidence are you about confidence intervals?
Wednesday 27th November 13:00

Library room S30
SMURF - Searching Made Useful for Research and Feedback. Top tips for finding evidence in databases
Wednesday 4th December 13:00

Postgraduate Centre
Finding the Past: the history in our professions
(all welcome)
Wednesday 11th December 13:00

Library room S30
Best Evidence for Feedback: finding guidelines, evidence summaries and systematic reviews

No need to book, just turn up on the day. For more info on these sessions, contact the library.


05 Nov

Stress Awareness at Cornwall Health Library

November 5, 2019 | By |

Wednesday 6th November 2019 is National Stress Awareness Day.

To highlight the importance of stress awareness, self-care and mindfulness, the library will be hosting an Introduction to Mindfulness with Dr. Stephanie Jackson. All places are currently booked, but if you are interested in attending future sessions, contact us and we can get back to you if we are able to arrange more dates.

An Introduction to Mindfulness evening – Wednesday 27th November 17:30-19:30, Postgraduate Centre, Royal Cornwall Hospital

This sessions offers the opportunity to find out more about mindfulness and how it can help both personally and professionally. It will cover what mindfulness is, how it works, research evidence, and practice exercises to explore mindfulness.

This sessions is funded and places are limited.

Email to book your place.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course – starting January 2020

This mindfulness based stress reduction course will be starting in January 2020 at the Postgraduate Centre, Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Wednesday evenings 17:45-19:45.

January 8th, 15th & 22nd, February 5th, 12th & 26th, March 4th & 8th.

Day retreat: Saturday 22nd February.

Costing £180 including course manual, audio recordings, teaching sessions, and day retreat.

Email to find out more.