Welcome to the library service for Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust. We provide a warm and welcoming service for all NHS staff, students and health promoters across the Bradford and Airedale district. The library contains resources on all aspects of health, but we have a specific focus on mental health, community healthcare, learning disabilities and health management.
Our library is at Lynfield Mount Hospital. We are in a building to the right of the main reception of Lynfield Mount and we are signposted from the car park. If you haven’t used the library before please let us know and we will give you a tour of the library and highlight any resources you might be interested in. Trust staff can also access our comprehensive range of electronic resources.
Our resources and services
- General enquiries: Library staff are here to help you with general enquiries, such as help finding books and information, checking references and finding statistics.
- Literature searching: If you require a literature search to support your work, library staff are here to help. We are happy to do the search for you (this service is for Trust staff).
- Books: We have approximately 8000 books on the shelves and access to a wide range of electronic books
- Journals, interlibrary loan and document supply: We provide a number of print subscriptions and have access to approximately 1300 electronic journals. If we don’t have a specific item we can order it for you from another library (this service is for Trust staff).
- Health promotion resources and campaigns: a wide range of borrowable resources are available to promote health, including teaching packs, models and displays. We also have leaflets and posters available to order and regular health awareness campaigns.
- Current awareness: We produce a wide range of current awareness bulletins and alerts to keep you up to date. Please let us know your areas of interest and we will do the rest. (This service is for Trust staff).
- Databases: A full range of bibliographic databases are available, including Medline, CINAHL and PsycINFO. We also provide access to BMJ Best Practice, which summaries the best evidence on over 3000 topics.
- Training: We offer group and individual training on a range of information skills, including literature searching and critical appraisal.
- Study space and IT: a suite of PCs is available for Trust staff.
This is our single search box that connects you to all the library’s resources. Just pop in some keywords and you will get back a range of full-text books, journal articles and other online resources. Log in with your Athens account to get the full benefit of our fantastic new resource.
We work in partnership with the libraries at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to provide a comprehensive service for all NHS staff and students across the Bradford and Airedale District.
All NHS staff, students on placement and practising health promoters within the Bradford and Airedale district are eligible to join the library. To check your eligibility and register please contact the library. Please note that some resources and services and restricted to Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust staff.
For further information on our service please take a look at our delivery standards.
CLEAR 2018 – Collaborative Learning through Evidence and Research
CLEAR 2018 took place on the 17th May 2018 at Bradford City football club. Nearly 150 staff from BDCFT and our partner organisations attended the research and evidence based practice conference and saw keynote speakers including Roy Lilley (NHS Writer, Broadcaster and Founder of the Academy Stuff) and Gareth Allen (Woburn Coaching). The day also included a range of local speakers reporting back on research and evidence based projects, as well as posters and stands. The day was an enjoyable learning event for all and was captured by artist Tom Bailey – here are the cartoons that he produced on the day.
- Gregor Russell – Research at BDCFT: a good news story
- Gregor Russell – AI: will machines save the world (and make me redundant)?
- Gary Fry – Preparation among caregivers of people with dementia
- Gail Mountain – Research and clinical practice: how to reap the benefits
- David Stewart – Evidence does not speak for itself
- Christopher Weston – The power of multi-disciplinary team working and recovery innovations in forensic psychiatry
- Abby Dunn – Introducing a measure of mother to infant bonding into routine primary care in Better Start Bradford
- Vasileios Stamou – The ANGELA project
- Sue Bellas – EMERALD: improving diabetes outcomes for people with severe mental illness
- Pamela Shaw – Building student resilience through a community of learning
- Joanne Squires – Continuous Professional Development (CPD) work based project and MyWellbeing College update