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Endocrinology and Diabetes

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Enocrine, Diabetes and Metabolic CPD/CME Resources

Research Skills Resources

Evidence Searching

Do you want to do your own evidence or literature searching? Or are you just overwhelmed by all the resources we have available? If you need help with any of our resources, we offer training to all Barts Health staff. The training sessions can be one to one - at your desk or ours, or in small groups, or virtually via Teams. Training sessions available include:

  • Evidence searching on NHS Healthcare Databases
  • Introduction to critical appraisal
  • Accessing e-journals and e-books
  • An in-depth look at any one of our digital resources

If you feel you need some training on anything related to library resources or services – or even just a quick walk through the features of a particular database – please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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For those looking for a learn at your own pace online course, the below are also available:

Critical Appraisal

The library can help you develop your critical appraisal skills, which will enable you to be able to assess the validity of a range of studies of different types.

Request in person training or watch our series of videos where Barts Health Knowledge and Library Services’ Assad Lahlou and Adam Tocock use the CASP Checklist to critically appraise the following paper: Uchio Y, Enomoto H, Alev L, Kato Y, Ishihara H, Tsuji T, Ochiai T, Konno S. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III trial of duloxetine in Japanese patients with knee pain due to osteoarthritis. J Pain Res. 2018 Apr 18;11:809-821. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S164128. PMID: 29713194; PMCID: PMC5912377

The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust Library have created an Introduction to Critical Appraisal' e-learning module which is free to access.

Link to Introduction to critical appraisal guide


This introductory module to Critical Appraisal is ideal for those new to appraising or anyone who needs a refresher.

Study Skills Resources

Returning to study after some time away can feel daunting, the following resources have been selected to help you to better understand what skills you will need to develop when returning to study. These books have tips on how to study effectively and guide readers through the process of how to make the most out studying and using resources.

Self Development Collection

In addition to our clinical titles, a wide range of personal development books to help you with your career and wellbeing. These books cover everything from leadership to mindfulness.

  • Bookboon Popular
    Bookboon is a ‘soft skills’ eLibrary with access to over 800 free eBooks and audiobooks written by professionals with a wide range of categories including: career management, communication and presentation, management and strategy, Microsoft Office software and personal development.

    To access Bookboon (the Soft Skills eLibrary), click the image above (Barts Staff login required) and scroll down to find the same image under 'Soft skills elibrary'.

If you have issues accessing any eBook content or if the link to an ebook does not work, please contact us.

Other Training

Health Literacy Awareness

Do you want to help our patients to better understand, access and use health information so they can make informed decisions about their health? Health Literacy Awareness training offers healthcare professionals an opportunity to better understand what health literacy is. In this 1-hour session, participants will learn how health literacy affects health outcomes and primarily how limited health literacy can lead to poorer health outcomes. You will also discover tools, techniques and resources to use in practice to support those with limited health literacy. This course is aimed at anyone with a role in providing information to patients and carers, or who has a responsibility in planning and shaping services.

Qualifications supported

  • HCPC Standards of conduct, performance and ethics: Sections 1.2, 1.3, 2.3, 2.4 
  • GMC Good Medical Practice: Domain 3: 31, 32, 33, 34, 49, 51 
  • NMC the Code: 2.1- 2.4, 3.1, 3.3, 7.1-7.4

Sessions run from 1 - 2pm on the last Thursday of every month. Book onto a session by contacting the library team at