Library & Knowledge Services Update -  We continue to provide access to services and resources

  • The Library space remains open and 24 hour access is still available. 
  • From Monday 23rd March until further notice there will be fewer Library staff on-site.
  • We are currently limiting use of the physical Library space to staff and students at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.  Staff from other organisations, please contact us by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. first.
  • The Library team continue to provide services remotely (evidence searches, current awareness, articles, training and Open Athens help) please contact us via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Please ensure you use the hand sanitiser provided when entering and leaving the Library space and wipe down the PCs before and after use.
  • 24 hour access is available in return for a refundable £10 deposit, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
  • All book loans have currently been extended and books can be returned via the blue metal bin outside the front door of the Education Centre.
  • Latest updates will be posted here and via Twitter

Coronavirus Hub 

In addition, the links below signpost and provide access to a range of evidence-based open access online resources.   Most resources are freely available, but some will require an OpenAthens account. Please contact the Library & Knowledge Services team if you need help accessing any of the information provided.

NICE Rapid Guidelines and Evidence Summaries Covid-19

  • NICE has published its first rapid guidelines and evidence reviews on COVID-19 which can be found at :
  • So far they have published guidelines on: critical care, kidney dialysis and systemic anticancer treatments. Work has started on evidence summaries on ACE inhibitors and ibuprofen and it is  anticipated that these should be available by the end of the week (w/c 23rd March). Work is also about to start on Radiotherapy, Symptom management and Bone marrow transplants with an anticipated 5 day turn around and with more topics expected. Please regularly check the site regularly.

Finding the Evidence: Coronavirus 

  • Finding the Evidence: Coronavirus created and maintained by the Public Health England (PHE) Library & Knowledge Services Team to support those working on the Coronavirus outbreak to embed evidence-based, informed decision making into their daily practice.  The page contains an extremely comprehensive range of information and links, and is updated regularly. The PHE Library & Knowledge Services Team also produce a daily alert containing links to the latest research and news from Government Departments. 
  • You can register for this alert via the Finding the Evidence: Coronavirus page above.

Links to Trusted Coronavirus Resources



 Resource Links

BMJ Case reports

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