Monday, 23 May 2011

Marathon success for Librarian Jane Proctor

One of our Librarians, Jane Proctor, completed her first ever marathon in Edinburgh on Sunday. Running to raise funds for Crohn's and Colitis UK, Jane finished in a very good time of 4 hours and 36 minutes and has so far raised over £500 via the Just Giving web site.
Congratulations on a truly fantastic effort from all the Library team.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Health Promotion Resources is Now Closed for the Move to Forest House

Health Promotion has now temporarily closed to begin packing for the move to Forest House in Kettering next week.  Unfortunately during this time we will be unable to fulfill any leaflet or resource orders as all of our stock is being packed into crates for the move.

If you need to contact us please email
We will reopen on the 2nd of June.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Updated Guides to Using Electronic Resources

In light of the changes to NHS Evidence, we have revised a number of our User Guides to ensure they are up to date with the latest developments on the site.

Our guide to e-journals

If you get stuck with using electronic journals, need to read an e-book, want to know how to search the Cochrane Library for systematic reviews, or look up a medicine in the BNF for Children we have a guide that can help.

For these (and more) see the User Guides page on our web site.

And of course, if you get stuck you can always contact one of the Libraries for advice, or book onto one of our training courses.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

NHS Evidence changes - new Library guide available

 NHS Evidence have now launched the new site which has integrated the content from the previous National Library for Health service. The new single site has a very different look and feel with improved functionality.

The databases and journals are now accessed via page on the new site. The actual interfaces for searching both of these remain unchanged.

The Specialist Collections have been replaced by topic pages which bring together different kinds of information on the same subject, such as this one on bipolar disorder. The search engine also features new functionality.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has also launched Nice Pathways. An online tool for health and social care professionals, NICE Pathways brings together all connected NICE guidance on a topic in a user-friendly electronic flowchart.

Previously there has been no easy way to see at a glance everything NICE has said on a specific condition, across all its separate published guidance. Nice Pathways will allow users to quickly view and navigate NICE guidance and other tools on any given topic across an entire care pathway.

We will be revising our user guides and training in the next week or so, but in the mean time we have produced a quick guide to the new site.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Advanced warning - Health Promotion Resources is moving

The Health Promotion Resources Service is moving from it's temporary base at Westgate House to a new location at Forest House in Kettering.

The Service will close on the 18th of May to begin the task of packing and will reopen on the 2nd of June. Unfortunately during the move we will be unable to offer an resources loans or fulfill any leaflet orders.

More details will follow shortly...

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Medical Masterclass now available

Medical Masterclass is a training package developed by the Royal College of Physicians to help doctors prepare for their MRCP(UK) examination (all parts). It will also be of interest to many others with an interest in clinical medicine.

Medical Masterclass is comprised of:
  • 12 module books covering the scientific background to medicine, clinical skills and the range of medical specialties
  • accompanying CDs containing 60 interactive case studies
  • the Medical Masterclass web site containing interactive self-assessment questions. This consists of approximately 3000 MRCP(UK) Part 1 and Part 2 Written Examination type questions, with a new mock timed exam challenge added every month. You can even see how your score compares to other users and how you perform in each of the different specialties
Module books and CDs are available at the Richmond Library. If you want to make use of the web site you can also get a user name and password from us which will allow you to work through the modules, saving your progress as you go.