ALL library books and audiovisual items (Cds/ Dvds) can now be borrowed for a TWO WEEK LOAN period with TWO RENEWALS allowed, providing no one has a reservation/ hold on the item(s).
Standard borrowing terms and conditions apply.

Due to NH Library eliminating the Reserve status (Two Day Loan period), clients are now encouraged to place a reservation if the book you are wanting is currently out on loan via our book catalogue.

If you are not sure how to reserve an item, please see the library staff on the desk.


To return library books on weeknights and weekends please use our

'Out of Hours Returns Box'.

It is located just outside the door of the Junior Doctors Lounge (on the way to the Psychiatry Units).

Jul 25, 2014

Let's do audit: a practical guide to improving the quality of medical care through criterion-based audit / Andrew Weeks, Katie Lightly and Sam Ononge. London : RCOG Press, 2010
This book is an essential text for any health professional wishing to improve the quality of the medical care they provide. Using a criterion-based audit this book will show you how to identify problems, set standards and establish criteria, measure your current practice, analyse and compare your data with agreed criteria, and implement change and re-audit. This simple and effective process will ensure a better quality of medical care for your patients.

To request this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

Jul 22, 2014

New Library Books- Electronic Health Records

Electronic health records : strategies for long-term success

Both of these books discusses the changing face of hard copies to electronic copies and storage solutions with advances in technology. There are now plenty of options with regards to hardware, software design, implementation, staff training, management, privacy issues and safety of documents in electronic formats. Both lists probable questions and answers with solutions of what can happen or expected of the migration to e-formats. There are numerous graphs, charts and other analytical tools used to present this research data which entails the ease of use. Highly recommended reading for health care professionals, particularly HIM, HIT, corporate compliance, physicians, nurses and much more.

To place a reservation on any of these titles please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

Jul 15, 2014

New Library Book- Surgery

Examination surgery : a guide to passing the fellowship examination in general surgery / Christopher J, Young and Marc A Gladman. Chatswood Dc, N.S.W. : Elsevier Australia, 2014
This book is a wonderful revision tool for anyone who is intending to sit for the general surgery fellowship examinations of the RACOS. It contains four main headings which are collecting and preparing information, written papers, clinical examinations, and viva voce examination. Each chapter features questions and answers, with detailed explanations and some also has realistic pictures to aid. This book is compiled with the past ten years best answers to specific questions thought of by previous test candidates. It also provides successful study strategies and recommended techniques to use.

To request this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

New Library Book- Medical Physiology

This brand new edition is a long running favourite for all the clinicians and medical students in the health sector. This edition features updated information with regards to new research and knowledge in the world of medical physiology, chronic pain and acid base homoeostasis. It also includes plenty of clinical cases examples with more detailed explanations for each area. There are numerous colourful diagrams, charts and tables aiding each chapter which are really fantastic. A must read book for all the clinicians, junior doctors and medical students alike.

To request this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

Jul 7, 2014

New Library Book- Anatomy

Clinical anatomy made ridiculously simple / Stephen Goldberg, Hugue Ouellette. 4th ed. Miami, FL : MedMaster, 2011
This text is highly recommended for medical student as it is organised by systems with a reference to regional contents. It is to be used as a companion reference as its easy to understand and clinical oriented with fantastic, detailed diagrams and aided explanations. It consists of 17 chapters in total and allows the reader to memorized each critical part of the anatomical structures for exam preparation/ revision. This book also comes with a CD atlas for Normal Radiographic Anatomy for windows and mac.

To request this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

New Library Book- Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology : the biologic basis for disease in adults and children / edited by Kathryn L. McCance, Sue E. Huether. Seventh edition. St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier, 2014
This extensive and concise text provides the latest information based on medical research and knowledge in terms of diseases and their behaviours. Soundly organized into two main parts, starting off with cells and tissues, then completing it with organs and systems. This book discusses in detail all parts of the anatomy including aetiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, evaluation and treatment recommendations. Contents are organised sequentially and there are 49 chapters in total, comprises of realistic pictures, detailed diagrams and charts to make it more pleasing to the eye. Highly recommended for nursing and health sciences students alike.

To request this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

New Library Book- Intensive care

Oh's intensive care manual / edited by Andrew D. Bersten, Neil Soni. Seventh edition. Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2014
An excellent well known reference text now in its seventh edition. This new edition comprises of the updated information and technological advances with regards to the intensive care units operation to date. It includes ten brand new chapters such as preparing for examinations in ICU, palliative care, health care teams in ICU to name a few. This extensive book comprises of 17 main headings with various sub-division relating to the areas/ organs. It also contains highlighted summary boxes, clear photos, charts and diagrams. Highly recommended for doctors, nurses and medical students working within the intensive care/ critical care units.

To request this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

Jun 20, 2014

New DSM- 5 Library Books

Desk reference to the diagnostic criteria from DSM-5

The intelligent clinician's guide to DSM-5®

DSM-5 essentials : the savvy clinician's guide to the changes in criteria

DSM-5 clinical cases

DSM-5 handbook of differential diagnosis

DSM-5 Guidebook : The Essential companion to the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders

All of the above books covers a main subject entitled DSM-5, which is the upgrade version of DSM-IV classification codes (i.e. ICD 9 to ICD 10 codes) for the psychiatric disorders. Each book title is self explanatory, with its own specific contents and explanations of all the disorders, diagnostic reviews, new treatment plans etc. Simple and interesting read, filled with up to date facts and figures for clinicians, nurses and medical students in this field.

To place a reservation on any of these titles please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

Latest Print Journals

BMJ, v.349(7968), 26 July, 2014
BMJ, v.349(7969), 2 August, 2014
BMJ, v.349(7970), 9 August, 2014
JAMA, v.312(1), 2 July, 2014
JAMA, v.312(2), 9 July, 2014
JAMA, v.312(3), 16 July, 2014
Lancet, v.384(9941),2-8 August, 2014
Lancet, v.384(9942), 9-15 August, 2014
Lancet, v.384(9943), 16-22 August, 2014
Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, v.2(7), July 2014
Lancet Respiratory Medicine, v.2(7), July 2014
MJA, v.201(3), 4 August, 2014
MJA, v.201(3) Supplement, 4 August, 2014. Building a Culture of Co-Creation in Research
MJA, v.201(4), 18 August, 2014
Pediatrics v.134(1), July 2014