Resource Watch: HealthKnowledge

This online learning resource is for anyone working in health, social care and well-being across the NHS, local authorities, the voluntary, and the private sector. The resource allows you to access a broad range of learning materials for personal use or for teaching purposes in order to help everyone expand their public health knowledge.

HealthKnowledge is a ‘one stop shop’ that will provide you with all the public health learning materials, whatever your current competency. The resources on this site are very useful and relate not just to public health topics. Some useful tools included on this website:

  • e-Learning modules
  • Teaching modules
  • Interactive learning modules
  • Critical Appraisal
  • RCT
  • Finding the Evidence
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Economic Evaluations

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FREE HIEC Stakeholder Event: Monday 30th January 2012

HIEC Stakeholder Event: A collaborative approach to evidence based innovation, education and implementation – Monday 30th January 2012

The Yorkshire and Humber Health Innovation and Education Cluster (HIEC) is holding a stakeholder event at the Metropole Hotel inLeeds. All senior leaders from our member organisations are invited to attend.

The event will give attendees the chance to hear from key speakers around innovation and education and the emerging landscape from the NHS transition. Attendees will also be able to share their priorities with the Yorkshire and Humber Health Innovation and Education Cluster in order to shape their future work.

The Patient Safety Theme will be showcasing work to date and talking about support across Yorkshire andHumber over the coming months in an interactive workshop session.  The event is free to attend so book your place now

Patient Safety Update: Yorkshire and Humber Health Innovation

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This extract was taken from “Patient Safety Update“, a new e-bulletin informing people of the emerging work and resources developed by the Yorkshire and Humber Health Innovation and Education Cluster Patient Safety Theme.

Situational Awareness Vital Insights (SAVI)

SAVI has been developed by a team of clinicians and human factors experts to help all staff working with patients to be more situationally aware. There are four films focusing on four high risk areas where good situational awareness is central to patient safety: Deteriorating Patients, Prescribing High Risk Medicine, Handover/Safety Briefing and Misdiagnosis.

The films are aimed at healthcare professionals who have direct patient contact. However the films could also be used as part of undergraduate training for nurses and doctors. The first three films are based in secondary care, whilst the last is based within primary care. The films are hosted with support materials on a training website where you can currently view a sample film.

For an initial period while we collect user feedback we can offer SAVI free to trainers (as a DVD with supporting training materials) and to individual students and clinical practitioners via online access (which needs a password). Following this initial trial period we expect to launch the resource more widely later in the year.

To receive SAVI now please e-mail and state whether you are a trainer or an individual.

Patient Safety Training

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Introduction to Patient Safety online training module

Introduction to Patient Safety is an innovative and interactive new online training module for health care staff developed by the Yorkshire Quality & Safety Research Group and theYorkshire and Humber HIEC. The resource will help existing NHS staff to meet their continuing professional development requirements and can form part of inductions for new staff.

The Introduction to Patient Safety training module involves the completion of 5 online units:
• Unit 1: Approaches to error and patient safety incidents.
• Unit 2: The inevitability of human error.
• Unit 3: Case studies – select 3 or more.
• Unit 4: Reflection
• Unit 5: Patient safety multiple choice questionnaire.

The module is free to NHS colleagues across Yorkshire and Humber. Organisations who would like to provide access to this resource for their staff please contact

Quick links to …
TAPS Training and Action for Patient Safety – a practical training programme which involves online learning and multi-professional clinical team action. It engages frontline staff in developing innovative solutions and can be used to deliver results for local safety priorities.
• Emerging results of work with NHS organisations to improve implementation of Patient Safety alerts.
• Our library of patient safety case studies taken from our TAPS programme and Patient Safety Congress 2010 and 2011.



A new newsfeed: Children and Young People

Read all the latest news from the newly acquired CASH newsfeed covering Children and Young People on our Women and Children’s page.

Grateful thanks to the CASH Portal at

CASH aims to keep health professionals up-to-date with new developments for the benefit of patient care and improved decision making. It is a collaborative service provided by librarians from around England who monitor and capture content from across 3 broad sectors – Primary Care, Secondary Care and Mental Health.

BMJ: Best Practice looks at Diabetes insipidus

Featured updated topic: Diabetes insipidus

Diabetes insipidus is characterised by polydipsia, polyuria, increased thirst, and formation of hypotonic urine. Two types exist: central DI, due to defective synthesis or release of arginine vasopressin (AVP) from the hypothalamo-pituitary axis; and nephrogenic DI, due to renal insensitivity to AVP. Both types of DI may be associated with hypernatremia, and this may present as a medical emergency. Treatment goals are correction of any pre-existing water deficits and reduction in ongoing excessive urinary water losses. In central DI, desmopressin is the treatment of choice. Nephrogenic DI is treated with an adequate fluid intake; salt restriction and diuretics may help reduce polyuria.

Read the full article here

Clinical Evidence systematic reviews inside Best Practice

For a full list of updated topics, please visit our website.

The Clinical Evidence systematic reviews are now available for you to access within Best Practice. The content of Best Practice is also linked to the appropriate Clinical Evidence systematic review via evidence scores. Below are some of the Clinical Evidence reviews that have been updated over the past few months:

Atrial fibrillation (chronic) New evidence found

Kidney stones  New evidence found