Friday, 31 August 2012

Library catalogue temporarily unavailable

Due to a technical problem our catalogue is currently unavailable. This means users will be unable to search for books, place reservations or renew outstanding loans online until the problem is resolved.

Our IT team are currently working on a solution and we hope to have the rectified shortly. In the mean time if you have any problems or need to locate a book please don't hesitate to contact us.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Richmond Library book sale starts Monday 3rd September

We are having a sale of recently withdrawn stock at the Richmond Library from Monday the 3rd of September for one week.  On offer will be a variety of stock, mostly previous editions of text books and other items covering lots of different disciplines. 

At £2 each or 3 for £5, why not come in and bag yourself a bargain? Everything must go!

Friday, 24 August 2012

Isebrook Hospital Library has grown!

The wall at the back of the Library
The building work is all finished, the books and journals are back on the shelves and Isebrook Hospital Library is a little bigger than it was!

We had a storage room at the back of the Library we thought would would be better used for making more room for our users.

The expansion of the library has allowed us to create some more study spaces and, due to some extra shelving, free up space for the book stock (some of the shelves were getting very tight).

We'd previously used the room for storage

We're really pleased with the results (a big thank you to the NHFT Estates Team who did a great job in making this happen). The space is lighter and more welcoming and we have already had some very positive feedback from our users. Do feel free to pop in to Nene House and have a look!

We also had to move most of the stock before the work started

The end result!

This is where the storage room used to be.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

An interactive history of the NHS and NHS reform

The Nuffield Trust have created an interactive history of the NHS and its reform. The timeline goes back to the creation of the NHS in 1948 and charts the service's development and change, right up to the present day.

You can scroll through the history of the NHS, decade by decade, see key reports and publications, access further information, and watch embedded videos.

The timeline also outlines the current NHS reforms in detail, how they came about and looks at the likely future of change in the NHS. It will be updated when significant changes and developments take place.

New structure of the NHS
Elswhere on the Nuffield Trust's site you can access a set of slides (also available for download) which illustrate the main changes to the structure and accountabilities and funding of the NHS as a result of the 2012 Act. The final slide also outlines the new training and education arrangements.

Friday, 10 August 2012

New report on chronic kidney disease in England

Kidney disease costs the NHS more than breast, lung, colon and skin cancer combined, yet too many cases remain undiagnosed and untreated, according to a report published by NHS Kidney Care.

The report, which is summarised in in the medical journal Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation has found that chronic kidney disease (CKD) costs the NHS in England more than £1.4bn each year.

This is more than the combined NHS spend on breast, lung, colon and skin cancer (£1.37 billion), according to the full-length study Chronic Kidney Disease in England: The Human and Financial Cost.
Treating kidney disease, including complications such as heart disease and stroke, swallows up £1 in every £77 spent by the NHS in England. 

As well as the report, NHS Kidney Care have published a number of resources to support the care of patients with Chronic disease, including an e-learning module (in conjunction with the RCGP) and a QOF toolkit.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Isebrook Library closed from lunchtime on Friday the 10th of August until Monday the 20th

Nene House
We are having some building work done at Isebrook Hospital Wellingborough, that will create some additional space in the Library at Nene House.

The estates team will be partially removing a wall at the back of the Library to open up a new area which will enable us to create some additional study spaces and room for more shelving, improving what we are able to offer on the site.

In order for this work to be carried out we will be closed from lunch time on Friday the 10th of August and reopen on Monday the 20th. During this time it will not be possible to access the library and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

A full service can still be obtained from our other libraries at the Berrywood and Northampton General Hospital sites during this week.

Training in August and September

There are still some places available in our training programme for August and September.  The courses on offer include:
We can also deliver training in your workplace, either our standard workshops, or something more tailored to suit your needs. Contact us for more information.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Books on approval

Week 6 Pt. 2: Sooooo many books by CARfoto
a photo by CARfoto on Flickr.
The Library Service covers all subjects and disciplines in the local NHS trusts and we are constantly updating our stock. 

We have a new selection of approval books for you to peruse at both the Berrywood and Richmond Libraries. This selection includes titles on dementia, forensic psychiatry, mental health, A&E,  learning disabilities, health policy, nursing, midwifery, oncology and many more. Please pop in and see if there are any from the list you would like us to add to the collection.

You can also see what the libraries have recently added to stock on our web site and we are always happy to receive recommendations for new items to buy.

All our stock, old and new, can be found on our catalogue.