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RWT Library & Knowledge Services: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Guide for Library and Knowledge Services

Welcome to the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Page


The RWT Library and Knowledge Hub fully supports the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s commitment to the equality, diversity and inclusion.  This page will guide staff to current information and resources relevant to the topic, including links to recently published reports, current awareness bulletins, books, journals, leisure reading and much more.

Discovery - requires an Open Athens account to search

Request a Search of the Literature/Evidence Base

Too busy & need someone to run a literature search for you?

As long as it is for Trust/clinical work and not for an educational course/study,
please click on the 'Request a literature search' link below and give us as much detail as you can.

A search will then be undertaken by a member of the Library and Knowledge Service and you will be e-mailed the results. If you need to order any articles listed in the search results these can be done in liaison with the Knowledge Specialist



Request an article/document via our document supply system

Useful Organisations and Reources



Hearing from our BAME colleagues in the Midlands

NHS England and NHS Improvements have organised an online discussion in relation to the challenges BAME staff have working within the NHS and the social care section.   To register for this free event on 30th October 2020 between 11.00am and 12.15pm click here.

HSJ recently published  "The 50 most influential BAME people in health".  To access the full text you will need to register for free here.  (8th October 2020). 


Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

Proquest have made available a collection of resources on the topic. Visitors to the site will find books, articles, newspaper cuttings and more on the topic.  Click here to access the resource

Black Lives Matter (Springer ebook collection)

Following the tragic death of George Floyd and the emergance of the Black Lives Matter social movement, Springer have made available a collection of books freely available for our users.  The full reading list can be accessed here

To access the full text, just click on the green Electronic Library link in the catalogue record.

Mind the Gap: A handbook of clinical signs in Black and Brown skin.

Published by St George University of London, this e-book attempts to bridge the gap in medical education around signs and symptoms in Black and Brown skin.


Black Lives Matter (HHE Knowledge for Healthcare) 

HHE KfH have put together a reading list. Topics include:

  • Anti-racism and anti-blackness
  • Healthcare and the NHS
  • People and organisations

The list includes long and short reads.  There area also podcasts and articles included in the list.

BASE Library Network

The BASE Library network provides access to books located at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and all BASE library members. The reading lists below provide access to the book stock across the BASE library network on specific areas of EDI.

EDI General 

EDI Management and Leadership

EDI Mental Health

Books can be reserved and collected from RWT Library and Knowledge Hub at New Cross Hospital.  The library will notify you when they are ready for collection.


E-Journal Article Collection

Springer Journal Collection on Black Lives Matter                   

To complement the book collection, Spriner Nature have also made available a collection of journal articles.  Topics include:

  • Social inequality and systemic racism
  • Policing race and civil unrest
  • Gender
  • Racism and oppression
  • Health disparities
  • Stories from black women in research

To browse the collection, click here.


The following journals are available as full text access. They may include an embargo period and if you require an article that is not available please complete a Document/Article request form in the left hand column. You May also have to access the full text via a current OpenAthens account.


Recently Published Reports

BAME Community and Covid-19

New Books Added to Stock

To reserve a copy of a book you will need a current BASE library membership card. Click on the blue hyperlink in the title, you will then be able to reserve a copy.

New Fiction Books Added to Stock

Our current fiction stock (all donated by trust staff) does not currently reflect the cultural diversity of our geographical footprint. If you have any fiction books that you are willing to dontate to the library, they would be more than weclomed.

Weekly Equality and Diversity Bulletin

The Equality and Diversity Bulletin is produced by Bertha A Calles Cartas at Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group.  She as kindly agreed for us to upload the bulletin onto our webpage.

If you would like to receive your own personal copy email the library. They can add you to the circulation list.

Videos and Podcasts

RWT Library & Knowledge Services Building 11, Wolverhampton Medical Institute, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton. WV10 0QP Tel: 01902 695322 E-Mail: Twitter: @rwtlibrary