2 new regulars: NHS Networks and The Kings Fund

Snapshot of Kings Fund articles published

Kings Fund

Two regular contributors to this website, NHS Networks and The King’s Fund now have their own permanent spaces.  NHS Networks can be found on the Welcome page and The King’s Fund which provides the latest updates on health managment and policies is located on. as you might expect, the Health Management page.

Best Bets – Best Evidence Topics

For a list of the Best Evidence Topics, this website provides a list of critical appraisal topics for download by PDF.  Go to http://www.bestbets.org/links/BET-CA-worksheets.php

Some of the latest BETs include (zoom to read) or click here:

Focus on Maccgas – all about anaesthesia in MDGH

We are indebted to Dr David Banks, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and College Tutor for allowing us to link to his very extensive website Maccgas. As a keen advocate of information technology, Dr Banks has ensured the site is easy to navigate and contains everything from Induction to more in depth knowledge of the various specialties, yet not forgetting every day essentials like staff rotas and where to find the best coffee pot in the Trust!
Dr Banks is also Associate Medical Director for Appraisal and Revalidation. He has created another site specifically about revalidation providing excellent information about appraisal and assessment for anaesthetics staff.
Take a look and I promise you won’t be disappointed.  Maccgas
Associate Medical Director for Appraisal and Revalidation Macclesfield District General Hospital

Infection prevention and control by e-learning aids medical students: publication in process

J Hosp Infect. 2011 Dec;79(4):368-70. Epub 2011 Sep 25.

Use of e-learning to enhance medical students’ understanding and knowledge of healthcare associated infection prevention and control.


Department of Clinical Microbiology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. eoneill@rcsi.ie


An online infection prevention and control programme for medical students was developed and assessed. There was a statistically significant improvement (P<0.0001) in the knowledge base among 517 students after completing two modules. The majority of students who completed the evaluation were positive about the learning experience.

Copyright © 2011 The Healthcare Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

[PubMed – in process]