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Social workers in London gain access to Health Libraries

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Social workers, practice teachers, managers and researchers are amongst a host of social care professionals living or working in the capital who are now able to benefit from a new service jointly provided by Skills for Care London.

Learning Resources for Social Workers is a partnership between SfC London and the NHS Health Libraries. It is aimed at supplementing existing SfC resources with a wider range of complementary materials.

Professionals are now able to benefit from a walk-in reference and study area; walk-in PC access to the social care database; inter-library loans; core social work books and related social care and health materials; and access to social work journals either on site or through the photocopying service. The project hopes to secure long term funding and this will be influenced by the numbers using the service and an evaluation of the impact of the pilot scheme.  

Librarians, trained in supporting social work learning needs, will also be able to provide training on use of PC and search skills, and most libraries will also provide a free information searching service. The libraries are located at the following sites:


North West London John Squire Medical Library

Northwick Park Hospital
Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex. HA1 3UJ 
Main contact: Mike Kendall
Tel: 020 8869 3322

Central Middlesex Hospital Library
Acton Lane, London NW10 7NS 
Main contact: Marina Rossi
Tel No: 020 8453 2504

North Central London
Archway Healthcare Library
Holborn Union Building,
Archway Campus, Highgate Hill,
London N19 3UA
Main contact: Beverley Chapman
Tel: 020 7288 3580

Islington PCT Library & Knowledge Service
338-346 Goswell Road,
London EC1V 7LQ 
Main contact: Mandy Guest
Tel: 020 7527 1241 / 1242 / 1243

North East London

Aubrey Keep Library
St. George’s Hospital
Sutton’s Lane,
Essex RM12 6RS 
Main contact: Maureen Rouse
Tel: 01708 46 5530 / 29

Waltham Forest Healthcare Library
Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust
Whipps Cross Road,
London E11 1NR 
Main contact: Angela Head
Tel: 020 8535 6973

Central London

Bloomsbury Healthcare Library
Bonham Carter House,
52 Gower Street,
London WC1E 6EB
Main contact: Michael Larkin
Tel: 020 7380 9097

South West London

Croydon Health Library & Resource Service
Croydon PCT
12-18 Lennard Road,
Croydon CR9 2RS. 
Main contact: Jenny Williams
Tel: 020 8274 6316 / 6313

St George’s Library
St George’s University of London
Hunter Wing, Cranmer Terrace,
Tooting, London SW17 0RE
Main contact: Karen John-Pierre
Tel: 020 8725 5441

South East London

Health First Learning Centre
Mary Sheridan House,
15 St Thomas Street,
London Bridge, London SE1 9RY
Main contact: Heidi Fanning
Tel: 020 7188 2862

SLAM Multidisciplinary Library
South London and Maudsley NHS Trust,
108 Landor Road, Stockwell,
London SW9 9NT 
Main contact: Paul Harrington
Tel: 020 3228 6336

Bromley Central Library
High Street, Bromley,
Kent BR1 1EX
Main contact: David Brockhurst
Tel: 020 8461 7233

Tell us about your experiences. Are you a London based social worke, practice teacher or student? Have you used one of the libraries? Should this resource be available nationally?

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