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We offer free training courses to enable staff and students on placement to develop skills to support CPD, research, evidence based practice and more. There are regular scheduled training sessions held at Moseley Hall Hospital, or we can arrange group sessions at various locations.

Browse dates and details of our Information Skill Training 2020.


Courses on Offer

  • Assignment support: Tailored support for individual assignments.
  • The Cochrane Library: Introduction to searching across all the databases in The Cochrane Library.
  • Critical Appraisal: Developing the ability to assess the quality of published evidence
  • Library Induction: Introduction to services, resources and facilities available from the Library.
  • Referencing on Mendeley: Introduction to methods for managing references on Mendeley Referencing Software.
  • Reflective writing: Developing skills to complete pieces of written reflection for use in CPD or revalidation.
  • Searching Healthcare Databases: Introduction to searching healthcare databases to identify relevant published evidence
  • Quality Information on the Internet: Introduction to key healthcare websites and gaining hands-on experience using them.


How to Book

To discuss your requirements or book a place on a training course contact the Library on 0121 466 6282 or email



Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) works in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce.

Access all Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare programmes at with your NHS OpenAthens account. There are also modules on how to search effectively for literature accessible at Login with your NHS OpenAthens account to ensure your learning activity is recorded.


Journal Clubs

The library is very happy to support all Journal Clubs at BCHC. We can help you with setting up a new club or in supporting existing clubs. We  also offer critical appraisal or evidence based training for members.

Please contact the Library with details of your journal club so that we can keep an accurate and up-to-date record of what journal clubs exist within BCHC.


Changes to the BASE Library Service

As a response to Covid-19, some BASE libraries have now closed their counter services (all library closures will be posted on the Locations page). All library teams are still providing an enquiry service and can be contacted by email and phone if their counter is not open. Reservations are not available, however you may browse the catalogue and access e-resources. Items on loan have been automatically renewed and will not incur a fine. Most libraries are not providing new member registrations. More information on current service can be found here.