We offer training to NHS staff in the use of the wide range of online resources provided by Imperial College London and the NHS.


One-to-one training and guidance can be provided by your NHS Support Librarian online via Teams or in person. These one-to-ones can cover various topics depending on your needs and experience level – you may wish to go over the content of one of our training sessions in your own time or you may be working towards something specific that you require more focused, tailored advice on.

Some examples of one-to-one topics we have covered include:

  • How to perform a literature search as part of an assignment, dissertation or published article
  • How to use specific reference management software (Mendeley, Zotero)
  • How to access and use clinical decision-making tools

Support is available for people of all skill and experience levels with an aim to help you achieve your current goals and provide long term functional skills. Where your needs are particularly specialised or advanced we will endeavour to help where possible and direct you to more appropriate support where applicable.

One-to-ones can now be booked online using Microsoft Bookings, or you can contact your NHS Support Librarian for more information.

Group training 

Training sessions for groups are also available. These could simply be our regular training sessions delivered at times and locations that are more convenient for you and your colleagues, or they could be tailored towards the needs of your team.

Some examples of assistance we have provided for groups include:

  • Introduction to Services & Resources for specific staff groups (nurses, healthcare assistants, placement students, etc). These can be arranged on a regular basis for new staff or student cohorts
  • Overview of Critical Appraisal
  • Database Search Skills
  • Reference Management
  • BMJ Best Practice, UpToDate & Evidence-Based Practice Resources

To arrange a session please contact your NHS Support Librarian to discuss the length, content, location and time that suits your team.