Tuesday, 20 October 2015

October 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 October issue
 you can find:
  • Intra-arterial treatment of acute ischaemic stroke
  •  Drugs with anticholinergic effects and the cognitive impairment, falls and all-cause mortality
  • Suicide prevention programmes in schools
  • Pregnancy outcomes in women who have had bariatric surgery
  • Physical and mental health of carers
Evidence summaries from NICE's Medicines and Prescribing Programme:
  • Prucalopride for chronic constipation 
  • Chronic pain: unintentional overdose in people receiving opioid analgesics for non-cancer pain 
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the effect of roflumilast on exacerbations in people with severe disease – the REACT study.
You can find subscribe to receive the bulletin by email on the NICE Evidence Services site.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Essential library system maintenance Monday 19th of October.

We will be conducting some essential maintenance to our library management system on Monday the 19th of October. IT will be moving it onto a different server and it will be out of action for the whole day.

This means there will be no access to our catalogue, and we will not be able to search our system, access user records or renew any loans on that day. The Bookmyne app will also be out of action for the duration of the move.

We will still be able to loan our stock if you come into the libraries.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Books, books and more books!

You may be unsurprised to discover we are quite keen on books in the library (even though our service is much more than that).

We have added a list of all our recent acquisitions in the last month to our web site with new titles covering topics such as:

  • Health services management
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health 
  • Nursing & midwifery
  • Research
  • ...and many more

We also have lots of books for review in our on approvals scheme. We have a whole selection of titles to peruse, and are looking for recommendations on those you think we should buy.

Our current selections are available at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries.

We are always happy to have recommendations for new stock on any health related topic too.

Don't forget, we also have over 1000 ebooks available via Clinical Key as well as other titles, such as the new edition of the Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines and the Oxford Handbook / Textbooks in Psychiatry.

Finally, if we don't have it in stock and you don't need us to buy it, we can usually borrow it for you from another library.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Libraries unstaffed, Wednesday the 14th of October

All three library sites will be unstaffed on Wednesday the 14th of October as we will be spending the day training.

Access will still be available to registered members at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries by swiping in using your membership card as usual.

We apologise for any inconvenience....

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Web site of the month: NICE learning resources

NICE have developed a range of online educational resources. Developed in conjunction with other organisations, the resources are designed to support the implementation of NICE guidance and putting evidence into practice.

The resources are all free to access, but you will need to registered to use some of them.

Topics available include: