The problem we had with renewing items on-line via the library catalogue has now been resolved.
You can now log into the catalogue using your library card number and PIN (if you don't have one contact us), check your current loans, renew items, update your account details and reserve items for later collection.
The WELD blog aims to bring you the latest learning disabilities evidence that is published each week. They scan a wide variety of websites, databases and journals and select evidence that is relevant to health and social care professionals with an interest in learning disabilities.
The daily posts include summarised published evidence, policy guidance, reports and links to primary sources. The site is fully searchable and also offers RSS feeds of both entries and comments made by users.
Remember, you can also help ensure we hold the right stock to support you by reviewing our books on approval collection which will be available until the 29th of April at the Berrywood and Richmond Libraries.
There are still some places available on the Library Service training courses in April. Training is free to NHS staff and run at a variety of locations around the county. The links below will give you more information.
And if you can't make our courses, we can always come to you. The Library Service can deliver our standard courses, more tailored workshops or shorter, specialised sessions at any location around the county. All we need is an NHS network connection and a suitable venue. Contact us for more information.
To mark Bowel Cancer Awareness Month charities such as Beating Bowel Cancer and Bowel Cancer UK are running publicity campaigns, encouraging people across the UK to be aware of the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer and to act on their concerns, sooner rather than later. The Department of Health have also been running radio adverts.
Locally, NHS Northamptonshire have launched their Talk Sooner site aimed at encouraging everyone (espeically the over 50s) to consult their GP about specific symptoms, including those of bowel cancer.
The UK Government has launched a new IT strategy for the public sector which sets out a list of major changes to be implemented over the next 2 years.
Amongst other things the strategy sets out a move away from large scale solutions delivered by large suppliers to a greater number of smaller projects, to share and reuse IT solutions via a common infrastructure, an asset register and Applications Store, to enable interoperable by using common standards, and developing a quality assurance ‘kite mark’.