Saturday, 21 October 2017

How does the NHS work?

The King's Fund have created a short video, How does the NHS work? An alternative guide, to give a snapshot of how the NHS is currently structured and the changes it is currently working on to improve both patient care and sustainability.

The guide gives you a clear overview of the structure of the NHS in 2017 and the wide variety of organisations that are involved in the management and inspection of services and the care of patients, as well as current changes and developments.

If you have every wondered what an STP or ACS is, or want to know more about the Five Year Forward View, this short animation will give you the answers.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Advanced warning - Richmond Library PC replacement

Good news! All of our public workstations at the Richmond Library, Northampton General Hospital are going to be replaced with new computers.

There will inevitably be some disruption when this work happens, but it does mean our users should get greatly improved performance from all of our computers.

We will be letting everyone know as soon as we have a confirmed date for the replacement to start.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The great library book sale starts Monday 16th October

It's back! We are holding a sale of books recently withdrawn from our stock, starting at 9 am on Monday the 16th of October at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries.

On offer will be a variety of titles, including previous editions of textbooks as well as other items covering lots of different subjects and disciplines.

There are some real bargains to be had but they do tend to sell quickly so we advise you to get here early in the week for maximum choice. Everything must go!

And if you like to buy new books (or anything else), don't forget you can also support the library if you shop at Amazon.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Web site of the month: Stoptober

Following on from the recent announcement from Public Health England that quitting success rates are at their highest level for a decade, come the Stoptober campaign.

The Stoptober website is full of information and resources to aiming to give smokers the best possible chance of quitting.

The site features information on stop smoking medicines and electronic cigarettes as well as technological solutions like the Stoptober App, Facebook Messenger chat and daily support by email, as well as links to local face-to-face support.

The Stoptober site is a really useful site for anyone thinking of quitting and you even have the option of announcing your intention to give up via the social media sharing options.

Given that  if you stop smoking for 28 days you are 5 times more likely to quit for good, Stoptober is the perfect opportunity to start stopping for good...