Library and knowledge service

Regardless of base or locality, all Sussex Partnership staff can use all the NHS libraries in Sussex and Hampshire.

We supply the evidence base to support decision making on treatment, patient care, patient safety, commissioning and policy. Whatever your role, you will have confidence that you’re using the best quality information in your work.

Find the nearest NHS library to your work or home

We have a team of specialist knowledge experts to help you access the information you need.

If you have any questions or need help, please contact the expert who works across your area. If you're not sure, please email spnt.library-services@nhs.net and your enquiry will be sent to one of the team.

Amy Dunn and Sally Reynolds

Amy and Sally share the role of mental health specialist librarian for Brighton and Sussex Library and Knowledge Service. They work across the libraries at Mill View Hospital, Royal Sussex County Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital.

Tom Kelly

Tom is the mental health knowledge specialist for West Sussex Library and Knowledge Service. He works across the libraries at St Richard's Hospital and Worthing Hospital, and also supports Sussex Partnership staff working in Hampshire.

Karen Skinner

Karen is the outreach librarian for Surrey and Sussex Library and Knowledge Service. She works across the libraries at East Surrey Hospital and Crawley Hospital and also covers Horsham and East Grinstead.

Sabelo Mapasure

Sabelo is the library and knowledge services manager for East Sussex Library and Knowledge Service. He works across the libraries at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital.

Please see the sections and thumbnails below for details of the services and support we offer:

If we don’t have the article or book you need, just email the details to spnt.library-services@nhs.net and we will get it for you from another library.

Alternatively, you can complete an online inter-library loan request form.

To request inter-library loans on the online catalogue you will need your library membership ID. Contact your library if you need a reminder of this.

Ask the question and we’ll provide the answer, be it for menus of treatment, guidelines, cost-effective commissioning or research and development. And we will filter the results to supply exactly what you want. Request an evidence search from our team of expert searchers.

If you want to find the best evidence but have limited time, we’ll search for you. We can help inform guideline or service development, research bids, commissioning, or patient care.

No question is too big or too small. We will talk to you about what you need, look for the evidence and provide you with a selected summary of what we have found. 

You can request a search by contacting your specialist librarian or by emailing spnt.library-services@nhs.net

We'll help you keep your reading pile under control. We can send you the latest contents pages of your chosen journals and alert you to new developments in areas you are working in.

Too much information and not enough time to keep up? The library and knowledge service can send you the latest contents pages of your chosen journals, alert you to new developments in areas you are working in, and provide you with notifications and bulletins of the latest research and publications in your field.

Our notifications are highly personalised and targeted to you. Focusing on the evidence that will change practice, and the latest publications on quality, innovation, productivity and prevention, our aim is to bring you what you need to know and no more.  

Email us at spnt.library-services@nhs.net, listing the journal titles or topics you are interested in, or contact your specialist librarian.

To explore all the current awareness options available, please visit our library webpages:

Birmingham Course question bank

Are you studying for your MRCPsych Paper A or Paper B? Get a head start with the Birmingham Course question bank, available for doctors training with Sussex Partnership. 

To gain access please contact l.lillywhite@nhs.net and include the following information:

  • Name
  • Trust email address
  • Exam being taken
  • Date of exam

Please note that the Birmingham Course revision resources last for four months from the date of activation.

More information on this resource is available on the Birmingham Course website

Trainees Online

Also available to you is Trainees Online (TrOn), which is free for trainees, members, affiliates and student associates of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Further information is available on their website.

For any queries regarding TrOn please contact tron@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Our expert trainers can show you where to go for reliable health information and how to evaluate web resources. They provide group training or tailored sessions aligned to KSF. Find out more and book your training now.