In October 2018, Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething, announced a substantial investment into the NHS Wales e-Library for Health service as part of Health Education Improvement Wales' inception. Since then, it has grown significantly and proven to be an increasingly valuable resource for NHS staff across Wales.
Downloads have dramatically increased and continue to rise, demonstrating the investment was worthwhile.
As well as expanding existing resources, the investment allowed a wealth of new material to be added to the platform including e-books. These have been accessed over six thousand times since their introduction in October 2018. Some of the most popular titles include Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, Musculoskeletal Imaging and Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs.
There has also been a surge of interest in tools that support clinical decisions and provide guidance on procedure, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention - tools like BMJ Best Practice, DynaMed Plus, ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey Nursing.
The e-library team continues to develop and promote online knowledge tools to support the learning and development of all NHS Wales staff. Visit the e-library on the NHS Wales intranet or internet sites.