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Each of the three UHL hospitals has a library that offers services to NHS staff across Leicestershire. The  list opening hours, location, services, etc.


The Clinical librarian Service

There is a Clinical Librarian who performs literature searches for all diabetes staff within the University Hospitals Leicester, her name is Sarah Sutton. Sarah supports Consultants, Doctors, Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals by responding to questions that arise in the clinical setting. Cancer and Haematology, Children's Services, Diabetes Care, Emergency Department, Renal Services and Urology, Women's, Perinatal and Sexual Health Services.

  • Working in partnership with clinical staff
  • Delivering patient-centred information
  • Using Information retrieval and critical appraisal skills
  • Contributing to the development of guidelines and care pathways
  • Developing a database of clinical questions and answers

Sarah Sutton
Education Centre
Jarvis Building
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Telephone: 0116 258 5558 (int. 5558)

Current Clinical Awareness Bulletin: Diabetes And Endocrinology 

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Diabetes Evidence Update, produced by the UHL Clinical Librarian Service. This is a vast resource for evidence complied by our dedicated clinical librarian- Sarah Sutton, around diabetes click on the link above for the latest evidence.

DECEMBER out now!

  • New and Updated Cochrane Systematic Reviews: NICE Guidance
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Economic Evaluations
  • Health Technology Assessments
  • Other relevant articles
  • Latest News
  • NHS Behind the Headlines


The Clinical Library also runs the UHL writing Club website helping you get that article published.  

UpToDate & DynaMed

Point of care resources give summaries of evidence on various topics. They are designed for use especially for direct patient care. UHL currently subscribes to 2 of these resources, DynaMed and UpToDate, giving you access to the 2 best point of care resources in the world.


This resource is currently only available via UHL Athens accounts. To get access, from anywhere in the world, simply go to: then click on 'Log in' the top right-hand corner of the screen then select 'Log in via Athens'. Then enter your UHL Athens username & password.

Automatic onsite access (no password needed from a UHL computer) will hopefully be coming soon. Details will be here when available.


DynaMed can be accessed on a UHL computer without any password being necessary. Simply click here.

In addition, DynaMed can be accessed offsite using a UHL Athens account  via this link:

There is also a DynaMed app which is available for Apple, Android, Blackberry & Windows 7 mobile devices. This allows you direct access to DynaMed and it can be searched even without a network signal. To get the app, you need a UHL Athens account and a serial number (for initial set up). Serial numbers and instructions are available from any of the UHL Libraries.

DynaMed also offers a Continuing Medical Education (CME) link from where you can get evidence of what you have accessed through DynaMed and add your own comments. Look for the 'Get CME for this Topic' in the top left-hand corner when looking at any DynaMed topic.

UHL Athens accounts

UpToDate and DynaMed, along with many other online resource including databases, journals and books, are available using a UHL Athens account. (Accounts from other NHS trusts will not work). To get a UHL Athens account, go to or for information on,  and assistance with, Athens accounts, please contact one of the UHL Libraries.


Thinking about doing some research or publishing, but put off by the hassle of managing and citing all those references? 

Help is at hand, UHL Libraries have purchased RefWorks, a world class piece of reference management software that will allow you to store your references and import them from databases like Pubmed, library catalogues and other sources. You can then insert them as citations into your work in Word, and change the order of those citations at the click of a mouse.
Contact the UHL Library to get the free Group Code to use this software:

 RefWorks is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool, designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. 


Sarah Sutton- Clinical Librarian