Friday, 28 February 2014

Disruption to the power supply at the Richmond Library Saturday 1st March

The Estates team are carrying out some essential work on the power system supplying the Richmond Library (and other buildings) on Saturday the 1st of March.

The power will be turned off briefly between 7.30 and 8 am when it will be moved from the mains to a back up generator.

This is liable to cause all our PCs to shut down without warning during the switch over.

Estates will then switch over from the generator back to the main supply late afternoon. The timing of this is uncertain by liable to be between 4 and 5 pm.

Again this is liable to make all the PCs shut down.

Please ensure that for both periods that you save any work you are doing onto a memory stick (any work saved onto a PC will be lost when the power goes down).

We advise that you don't use our PCs for anything crucial for 30 minutes either side of the switch over due to the uncertainty with timing.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Monday, 17 February 2014

February Eyes on Evidence

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 February issue you can find:
  • Iodine deficiency in pregnancy
  • Silicone cervical pessaries in women with multiple pregnancies
  • Prenatal valproate exposure and autism in children
  • End-of-life care in care homes with no on-site nursing provision
  • Training primary care professionals in multiple behaviour change counselling
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.

There are also two new NICE Evidence Updates highlighting new information worth considering along site current guidance:

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Possible disruption to Athens access Thursday February 13th

EduServ are undertaking some essential maintenance to the OpenAthens system on February 13th between 7:00 am and 9:00 am and again between 5.30 pm, over night until 9:00 am on Friday the 14th.

During this time there are likely to be periods of disruption and you may find you are unable to register for an OpenAthens account, or use your account to access databases and journals online.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Love books? See what's new in stock

We've added a new selection of titles to stock this month. See our latest acquisitions via our new books list.

The current list includes titles on:

  • Addictions
  • Anaesthesia
  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Healthcare management
  • Mental health
  • Nursing
  • Research
  • ...and many more

You can also help us to buy the titles you need by participating in our Books on Approval scheme and we are always happy to have recommendations for things you think we should have.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Web site of the month: My Health Apps
The My Health site was developed by the UK based PatientView organisation, in partnership with others and encouraged by NHS England.

The site brings together Apps with a healthcare focus from around the world (currently there over 300 in English, but this is expected to grow). They range from Apps for exercise to those that focus on managing specific conditions, with some also aimed at carers. You can browse the Apps by topic, by language or by device platform.

The Apps have been reviewed by patients and voluntary groups and are all scored with a "heart rating". This rating has 5 elements and covers how the App: 
  • Helps to control a condition / keep you healthy
  • Is trustworthy
  • Is easy to use
  • Allows you to network with others in a similar position
  • Can be used regularly
The site features Apps for a variety of smartphone and mobile device platforms including Android, Apple, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows and browser based. Some of the Apps are free whilst others have to be purchased.

You can also find more Apps in the NHS England Health Apps Library (which have been vetted and approved by the NHS).