Thursday, 19 December 2013

New books in December....

Muscles - front view
Come and see our new books
Find out what we have added to stock in the last month via our new books list.

This month we have new books on a variety of topics including:

  • Anaesthesia
  • Child health
  • Health services management 
  • MCQs and exam aids
  • Research and statistics
  • Urology
  • ...and more
Don't forget, we also have a small collection of donated fiction titles if you would like something less work related to read.

We are always happy to have recommendations of titles to buy for the library collections. We also have the December books on approval service where you can view a selection of the latest publications on subjects across the health care spectrum at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries and recommend any you would like us to purchase.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Christmas opening at the libraries

The Berrywood and Richmond libraries will be open until Christmas Eve. They will both be staffed from Friday the 27th of December until Tuesday the 31st. They will reopen on Thursday the 2nd of January.

24 hour access will be available to registered users as normal throughout the Christmas period.

The library at Isebrook Hospital will be open until Christmas Eve and then close over the Christmas break. Please contact one of the other libraries if you require any help during this period. Isebrook will reopen on Monday the 6th of January.

We would like to wish you a very happy Christmas and hope you have a good new year. We look forward to seeing you in 2014.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

December Eyes on Evidence from NICE

Eyes on Evidence is a free monthly bulletin from NICE Evidence Services which reviews significant new evidence as it emerges and what this might mean for current practice.

In the December issue you can find:
  • Family presence during cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Men's health interventions in football clubs
  • Corticosteroids in exacerbations of COPD 
  • Sacrocolpopexy with Burch colposuspension in pelvic organ prolapse
  • Women's perspectives on overdiagnosis in screening for breast cancer
  • Acute cough in adults and managing patient expectations in antibiotic prescribing 
  • QIPP case study - Saving money and increasing quality by improving referral practice through peer-reviewed referral management 
You can find all the previous issues of Eyes on Evidence or subscribe to receive the bulletin by email on the NICE Evidence Services site.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

New videos available on our YouTube channel

We've recently added two new short videos to our YouTube channel.

Creating alerts to newly published articles shows you how to use the NHS databases (HDAS) to set up an automatic alert that will email you when new articles are added on a topic of your choice. It's a really useful feature that makes it easy to keep up with new publications on almost any health related subject.

De-duplicating search results shows you how to remove duplicate articles from your search results in HDAS when using more than one database.

These new videos are in addition to the titles already available which include:
  • Registering for an NHS Athens password
  • Logging in and selecting a database
  • Doing a simple search
  • Saving your search results
  • Using the clipboard to bring together results from different databases into a single document
You can even  follow the whole literature searching process from start to finish by using our play list.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Website of the month: the National Elf Service

Produced by Minervation, the National Elf Service is a collection of web sites aimed at health professionals and is a really useful resource for keeping up to date with the latest evidence and what it might mean for practice.

The elves (who are subject experts), find the latest high quality research, critically appraise it and then summarise the evidence in short, easy to read, blog style entries across a range of topics.

The current elf service is made up of:
The elves hard a work appraising evidence

You can sign up to receive email alerts for new content. You can follow all of the elves by RSS feed or FaceBook and they are also very active on Twitter.

The National Elf Service is a great site for keeping up to date with the latest high quality research evidence, which has already been appraised for quality and summarised into "bite size" pieces. Highly recommended.