Library and Knowledge Services (LKS) Newsletter
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Staff Changes at Princess of Wales
Closure of Caswell Clinic Library
In July 2011, the Library Service sadly lost its
branch at the Caswell Clinic, Glanrhyd Hospital.
Even though the Caswell Clinic was not one of
the main Health Board Libraries, its forensic
psychiatry collection still made an important
contribution to our service.
In July 2011, after 5 years as Library Clerical
Assistant at Princess of Wales Hospital, Mike
Phillips has been promoted to a new job within
POW Audit. We will miss his IT problem solving
and tea making! As the Library was internally funded by the
We would like to thank him for his quiet and Clinic, due to space and economic constraints
reliable hard work over the past 5 years and the Library had to be sacrificed.
wish him every success in his new post. Caswell Clinic will now be serviced by Princess
of Wales and Cefn Coed libraries.
Claire Laidler, Library Assistant at Caswell
Clinic has been re-deployed to the Multi
Professional Education Centre at the Princess
of Wales Hospital.
The Clinical Online Information Network
(COIN) was formally launched on the 1st August
COIN houses local clinical guidelines and Health Information Management Workshops
protocols from across the Health Board, ABMU has been piloting Health information
ensuring high quality consistent cost- effective management workshops aimed at management
practice. staff who need to find information to support a
The Library service plays an integral part in number of current topics including leadership,
maintaining the quality assurance of COIN, in change and the interface between primary and
addition to linking to ABMU LKS electronic secondary care. The sessions have focused on
resources. two E Library resources - Emerald and HMIC -
which provide reports and articles to support
Changing for the Better health management.
Every month ABMU publishes a ‘Changing for
the Better’ article on its Intranet focusing During June and July, two workshops were held
on an area of best practice from within the in Neath Port Talbot hospital. 14 staff
Health Board. attended from a range of departments
In June 2011, an article was published about including Estates, Corporate Services and
the Library Service focusing on the excellent Allied Health. Feedback was excellent - “Highly
results received in the 2010 GMC training recommended to all” “Excellent session – very
surveys. useful to anyone working in healthcare” - and
The article was an excellent way to market managers have asked for them to become a
the service and we were delighted to receive regular feature of the training programme.
so many positive comments back from ABMU
staff. More sessions are planned in the Autumn at all