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Now Available – Full-text journal downloads from Read by QXMD Gold


The Hospital now has a Read by QxMD Gold Subscription

Read by QxMD app allows you to find and access journal articles quickly and easily on your mobile device. The subscription edition provides “one tap” access to full text articles, a personalised journal front page, and a PubMed search on your iPad, Apple and Android Devices. This is available to all hospital staff at both Luton and Bedford Hospital, GP’s and CCG Staff in Bedfordshire.


If you would like to try the Read by QxMD app

Download the Read by QxMD app (available at

Open the app and click on the “Start reading” button (or click “log-in if you have an existing account)


Setting up Full-Text Downloads

After you have created or signed-in to your account, you will need to set-up institutional access:

Click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen

Select “Account details” and click on the “Institution” field.

On the next screen scroll through the alphabetic list and select “Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust” or “GP’s and CCG Staff in Bedfordshire”

Then select “Automatic Login using MyAthens

Enter your NHS OpenAthens username and password. It may take a moment for your information to save. An error message will pop up if you entered your information incorrectly. (NHS OpenAthens account  required, Sign up ).

You should now be ready to use the Read by QxMD app to access full-text content.


Share articles with colleagues over email, Twitter and Facebook

You can share articles on social networking and email if installed on your phone. The library tweets trending papers from Read by QXMD on our Twitter account @thecometlibrary

You can also create personal journal collections (Access our popular Cardiology, Public Health and Critical Appraisal Collections at )

Not all papers are available immediately, but you can order them!  We cannot subscribe to all journals due to cost, but if you search for the paper in the hospital discovery service at you will be able to order an interlibrary loan from the library team.

If you have any issues using this app, please visit the library or email and the team will be happy to help.



Just Arrived – The official guide to Occupational English Test (OET) – Kaplan Test Prep Edition

The frequently requested OET guides have arrived. The Official Guide to OET covers Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing with practice questions and key tips.

Search for Books, Journals and much more in the Bedfordshire Health eLibrary at

Renaming of the  Library Service at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital

The hospital library is now the Danielle Freedman Library The COMET Library has been renamed the Danielle Freedman Library. Dr Freedman is the Luton and Dunstable Hospital’s Chief Medical Advisor and Director of Pathology. She was recently awarded honorary membership of the Association of Clinical Biochemistry and … Continue reading Renaming of the  Library Service at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital

New Edition of Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine (20th)

The 20th Edition of Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine has arrived in the library. In an increasingly complex world of medicine, Harrison’s 20th edition is more relevant than ever, with a refreshed, user-friendly design and cutting-edge content that reflects the foundational, bioscientific, and clinical insights across the full spectrum of medicine.

New sections include sex and gender-based issues in medicine; obesity, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome; consultative medicine and more.

Find these books and many more on the library Discovery Service available at

Noise in the library

The COMET Building is undergoing an full refurbishment for 4 weeks. However the library reading room is very noisy during the day, which is unavoidable.

If you find the noise unbearable, please ask the library staff to provide a pair of closed ear headphones, which are very effective at blocking out the noise.

We thank you for your understanding. Library Team

New in the Library – CSA Scenarios for the MRCGP 4th Edition

The first three editions have helped thousands of candidates through the CSA exam in the last nine years. The original approach has therefore been retained so the book continues to offer readers a concise ‘need-to-know’ guide to passing the CSA, with the emphasis on successfully completing a case in the allotted ten minutes using a structured consultation framework that works.

This latest edition has been comprehensively updated to include new information on the latest clinical evidence, national guidelines, and from the recent medical literature. All existing cases have been revised and new cases have been added to cover pre-diabetes and premature ejaculation. Psoriasis, sore throat, thyroid disease and the PSA test are covered in even more detail.