Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Health Promotion Resources Reopened

New Information for Visiting Booth Meadow House

All service members are asked to pre-book an appointment if they wish to visit Booth Meadow House to view or collect resources.  Appointments are available after 9.30 am and before 4.00 pm during the week. Due to the new service arrangements we can no longer continue providing access for a "Drop in Service"     
The Health Promotion Resources Unit staff  would appreciate it if everyone who needs to view the catalogues at Booth Meadow House call or email to book in your visit to avoid disappointment.

Telephone: 01604 362950 or 362956
Email: hpresources@northants.nhs.uk

There have also been some changes to the delivery service around the county.

Many thanks 

Sunday, 22 April 2012

GMC launches new online resource for doctors on treating patients with learning disabilities

Most doctors believe that patients with a learning disability receive poorer care than rest of the population, according to a poll commissioned by the General Medical Council.

The poll also showed that doctors would like a source of good quality practical advice on treating people with learning disabilities and as a result of that the GMC has launched an extensive new online resource. The site aims to help doctors provide better care for people with learning disabilities by providing interactive learning and:
  • identifying the key issue in providing better quality care
  • highlighting patient perspectives on the care they want to receive
  • showing how to put GMC guidance into practice. 
 You can find the site here: http://www.gmc-uk.org/learningdisabilities

Friday, 20 April 2012

The RCN launches moneysmart - a complete guide to finances for students nurses

Moneysmart is a free interactive guide to finance for student nurses. It covers bursaries and budgeting as well as benefit entitlements and information on housing and accommodation. There is even a top ten money saving tips list.

It's an essential guide for any student nurse who wants to make their money go further.

Find the whole guide on the RCN's web site.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The Foundation of Nusing Studies: Innovative nursing projects reports


FoNS have supported innovation and funded projects in nursing since 2002. They have now changed the format of their project documents and launched one page summary reports, which include key information for changing practice.

These brief overviews are available free of charge on the FoNS web site under their Dissemination Series. There are many reports available, but those from the current volume (7) include:
Reports are searchable by keyword or project title.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

New items in stock

Keep it under perspective... by CláudiaM
Keep it under perspective...,
The Library's collection reflects the wide range of services provided in all the NHS trusts we serve and we are constantly updating it. Every month we produce a list of new titles we have obtained.

You can now see what we have
added to our collection in April (handily arranged by subject area).

We are always happy to receive recommendations for new items to buy, and we also have a selection of
titles on approval which you can view and recommend for purchase.

You can find all the stock from all of our sites, including items we have on order on
our catalogue.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Easter Opening

Happy Easter! by Robert S. Donovan

Happy Easter
 All the Libraries will be unstaffed on Friday the 6th and Monday the 9th of April for the Easter bank holidays.

Access will still be available for registered members via our swipe card system at the Berrywood and Richmond Libraries. We will reopen as normal on Tuesday the 10th.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Information skills training in April

There are still some places left on our information skills programme in April:
  • Evidence for Health
    A hands on workshop focused on some of the best health information resources on the web, including NHS Evidence, the Cochrane Library and Trip.
  • Literature Searching
    An introduction to searching for the published literature on databases like Medline and the British Nursing Index.
  • Critical Appraisal: an introduction
    The basics of assessing the quality of research evidence.
  • Critical Appraisal: in action
    a interactive follow up group session giving you the opportunity to appraise a randomised controlled trial.
We can also tailor a session for you individually, or in groups. If you need training for your team, something for a PLT session or even for an event or conference, we can help. Contact us for more information.