Patient Information

Patients and members of the public are welcome to browse the library for reference during staffed hours.

Find out more information about the library by visiting the following link:

Musgrove Park Library Internet Page (part of Musgrove Park Hospital’s main internet site)

Use this page to find out how to access good quality health information on the internet, and learn more about the national Knowledge for Healthcare national strategy. There are also links to some useful “self help” sites.

Finding Good Quality Health Information on the internet– downloadable leaflet, compiled by staff at Musgrove Park Library. Shows you how to appraise health websites.

Knowledge for Healthcare: Patient and Public Information– blog outlining the national strategy for NHS healthcare libraries 2015-2020, with a focus on clinical and outreach librarians, and working towards providing a service for patients and the public.

Self Help- includes the “Books on Prescription” scheme and the Self Care Forum, encouraging people to take an interest in and responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.

NHS Choices– A comprehensive health information service containing articles and other tools, helping you to make choices about your health and lifestyle, and also about making the most of health and social care services in England.

  • Learn how to use NHS Choices– This page will help you navigate the NHS Choices website, so that you can use it effectively to help support your healthcare decisions and choices.

Patient.co.uk– One of the most trusted medical resources online. Contains evidence-based information on a wide range of topics, suitable for both patients and health professionals.

The Good Things Foundation
The Good Things Foundation is a charity which supports digitally and socially excluded people to improve their lives through digital technology.

Helping and supporting people across the UK to access information online, whatever their social background.

The learning platform Learn My Way,  helps thousands of people each year to gain basic digital skills and go on to further informal and formal learning, with the support of local UK Online centres.

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