Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Sprituality in nursing care - new online resource from the RCN

The RCN have launched a new interactive online resource, Spirituality in Nursing Care that expands upon their Spirituality Pocketbook.

It provides an introduction to the concepts of spirituality and explores spiritual aspects of caring (but would be equally useful for other health professionals). It also examines personal and professional boundaries in relation to spirituality. There are links to other resources for further information.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Find us on Twitter

You can now find us on Twitter.  We'll aim to keep you up to date with news relating to the service, new publications, events and other things you may find of interest...

Thursday, 16 February 2012

NHS journal collections in Northamptonshire

Light Reading -- Nov. 3, 2009
The two NHS Library Services in Northamptonshire, Kettering General Hospital and ourselves, have produced a combined list of print journal holdings.  You can find which titles are held in stock across the county, including both current subscriptions and closed runs. The list will also give you the years held and which Library has them.

To access electronic journals go to the NHS Evidence Journals page and log in using your Trust Athens account (if you don't have one, NHS staff and attached students can register online here). You will them be able to browse or search for journals that have been purchased by your local NHS Library as well as those available to NHS staff in England via the National Core Content collection which includes the Lancet, BMJ and many more.

If you need help with electronic journals we have a guide to using NHS Evidence Journals as well as a guide for using the Lancet via the Science Direct platform on our web site. There are also user guides for other electronic resources available. Alternatively contact your local NHS Library Service.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Latest travel, transport and weather news for Northamptonshire

If you want to keep up with the latest weather news, warnings from the Met Office or travel disruptions, we can help. Our Netvibes site has a page dedicated to helping you get around.

As well as weather, you can find news on travel across the East Midlands and beyond, maps, route planners to make your journey a little easier and links to local and national public transport including rail, coach and air.

The site also features lots of other news services covering many aspects of health and the NHS.

Netvibes is easy to use, but we have also created a guide on how to get the best from the service which you can find on our web site.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Eyes on Evidence bulletin

Eyes on Evidence is a bulletin produced by NHS Evidence. It will keep you updated with new and important evidence and related guidelines. Subscribers can also contribute to the letters page where readers can submit comments and feedback on articles and evidence contained in previous issues. 

The bulletin comes out on the second Wednesday of the month and can be sent to any email address. 

The latest issue of Eyes on Evidence features a meta-analysis examining the effect of radiotherapy after surgery, excision of melanoma, the comparative effectiveness of different drug therapies for psoriasis and staggered paracetamol overdose.

To subscribe to Eyes on Evidence go to the sign up page on NHS Evidence and enter your preferred email address. You can view previous issues on the NHS Evidence publications page.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Information skills training in February

We have a places left on our training courses for February
  • Evidence for Health A hands-on introduction to using evidence based health web sites such as TRIP and NHS Evidence
  • Literature Searching An introduction to searching for published literature, showing you how to find journal articles on a subject from databases such as Medline or the British Nursing Index.
  • Critical Appraisal an introduction The basics of critical appraisal in 90 minutes. Covering the different types of research, statistical terminology and using checklists to conduct an appraisal.
  • Critical Appraisal in action A follow up session to our introductory course that gives you the opportunity to conduct an appraisal of a randomised controlled trial.