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Library services

Library services

We provide a library and knowledge service for all staff and students across the Trust wherever you are based.

Staff and students are automatically members once a Trust email address has been allocated.

All the services listed are free and can be tailored to your needs so please get in touch:

  • Literature Search Service – we provide a search of the literature for you to identify journal articles, documents, books, websites and resources;
  • Current Awareness Service – we keep you up to date with journal tables of contents, evidence bulletins and newsletters;
  • Document Delivery Service – we order journal articles and books from other libraries for you and email/post them to you;
  • Enquiry Service – we answer enquiries by email, phone and in person;
  • Training opportunities – we train you how to use online resources;
  • Other Libraries – join St George’s Library, University of London for full borrowing rights and for walk-in access to St George’s electronic resources.

Both our libraries provide:

  • Quiet study spaces
  • Access to computers, printing, photocopying, scanning and shredding facilities
  • Books to borrow
  • Online access to a range of-journals, e-books, health and social care databases, quality evidence-based online resources, Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines Online, and funded CPD resources via the RCP and BAP.

Register for an OpenAthens account at:

Where to find us

Springfield Library 
Springfield Hospital,
Storey, Building 30,
1st Floor, Rm 108
Contact: Olga Rak (Library Services Manager) Tel  0203 513 6033

Access: The library is available 24/7. If your ID card does not allow access to Storey, please update your ID card at the Gate Lodge at Springfield.


Tolworth Library 
Tolworth Hospital,
Woodroffe House,
2nd Floor, Rm S8
Contact: Tel  0203 513 5026

Access: Use your swipe card between 8am-8pm. If you do not have a swipe card please contact the reception staff located on the 1st Floor, Acacia Unit. You will need the library door code – please contact your librarians or ask the reception staff.

library services

Guidelines and protocols

To help our staff stay up to date and informed on latest practice, we issue regular guidance and advice as below:

Shared care agreements

Shared care agreements can be found here

Medicine Information Service

The Medicines Information Service is available to healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, midwives, dentists, dieticians etc.) working in primary and secondary care. For patients across the London boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth the service is available via the Medicines Helpline.Submitting a Medicines Information EnquiryIf you are a healthcare professional, please use this webform to contact us.If you are a patient, please contact us via the Medicines Helpline.

Other guidelines 

NICE guidance

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) advises the National Health Service (NHS) regarding treatments that should be made available. You can read their appraisals on the use of medicines which are relevant to the services we provide, here.

Key clinical contacts

You can find specific contact information for services in our  A-Z of services.

Executive directors

Dr Charlotte Harrison- Acting Medical Director

Sharon Spain- Acting Director of Nursing and Quality Standards

Clinical directors

Dr Daljit Jagdev - Clinical Director, CAMHS service line

Dr Stuart Adams - Clinical Director, Community Service line

Dr Mary Harty - Clinical Director, Forensic, Specialist and National service line

Dr Victoria Hill - Clinical Director, Cognition and Mental Health in Ageing service line

Dr Sean Whyte - Clinical Director, Acute and Urgent Care service line

Professional leads

Michele Sie - Chief Pharmacist

Helen Miles  - Head of Therapies

Ian Petch- Associate Director of Psychology and Psychotherapies

Paula Robins - Director of Nursing

Information for GPs

You can contact our Primary Care Liaison Team if you are having any issues accessing our services or contacting specialists.


our strategic objectives

Referring to our services

Our Trust wants to make the referral process as simple as possible. To find out more about how you can refer patients to our services please look at the individual services profiled in our services page.

The services are arranged alphabetically and provide detailed referral information, a list of conditions treated, profiles of who the service is for and the latest contact details including location maps.

We accept referrals from qualified professionals, including GPs, Accident and Emergency, and the Police.

A number of CAMHS services (such as Merton) use a single point of referral service.

Information for GPs

Our Primary Care Liaison Team can help you resolve any problems you may be having in accessing our services or contacting specialists.

Email us on:

Please note that the Primary Care Liaison Team will only be responding to queries coming from GPs and other primary care professionals.



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