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UHBW Library for Nursing and Midwifery


Welcome to UHBW - we're here to help you make the most of your journey in the Trust.

Join the library! Call into the library at our Bristol or Weston sites, the library staff will be happy to get you started, or simply click here to register. To find out more contact

Support from UHBW'S Clinical Pastoral Team

Career Clinics - The Clinical Pastoral Team will be conducting career clinics throughout 2023! 

These 45 minute sessions look at career aspirations, offering support for professional development in UHBW,  exploring career pathways and opportunities as well as providing interview guidance. 

Clinic Dates for 2023: 

Further dates coming soon! 

Book a session now! To book a session or if you have any questions please contact: 


OSCE Preparation

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) introduced a test of competency for internationally registered nurses in October 2014. This test measures candidates against the current UK pre-registration standards for nursing and midwifery, and is comprised of 2 sections. Professionals who have trained outside the UK are required to complete both parts of the test. 

Part 1: Computer based test (CBT) consisting of multiple choice questions.

Part 2: Objective Structures Clinical Examination (OSCE). This exam is designed to test your ability to competently apply your professional nursing skills and knowledge in the United Kingdom (UK).

CBT Preparation

For guidance, infomation and practice tests for CBT, go to the Pearson website here.

OSCE Preparation

There are lots of resources and support available to help you to prepare for your examination visit the NMC website here for webinar recordings, information booklets and test specifications.

Recommended Books

We are looking into acquiring more support materials for your test of competence for our library sites. In the meantime, you can request the following books as interlibrary loans. To request the books, please email us at

Library Support

The library is here to support you with your study needs, wellbeing and personal development.
Please contact the library for support with:


Making the most of library resources
Literature search training
Critical appraisal training
Study skills training
OSCE preparation

Library services:
Evidence based practice: Current awareness updates
Time saving: We can run literature searches on your behalf

Printing and scanning
Uninterrupted computer access

Wellbeing resources

As a member of staff at UHBW, you can undertake these sessions during your regular working hours. Please speak with your Team about being released from your duties for library training: you can contact us for more information at