Clinical Effectiveness training

The Clinical Effectiveness Team is offering 4 x 1 hour, training sessions to all trust staff on Clinical Audit, NICE and Research Governance to support and develop staff in all areas of audit on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 17 April: How to suceed in clinical audit
  • Tuesday 24 April: Are you on the right pathway for NICE?
  • Tuesday 1 May: Research governance
  • Tuesday 8 May: How to suceed in clinical audit

More information

Places are limited, reserve your place on the session most relevant by emailing


Last reminder: Have you completed your Diabetes UK – elearning

If you prescribe, prepare or administer insulin make sure you complete the Diabetes UK e-learning programme available at

When you register you will need to quote your 8 digit ESR staff number (see payslip) plus the Trust prefix 209. Complete the Learner tutorial and Safe use of Insulin modules and deliver safe care.

Map of Medicine latest highlights

The latest evidence
Map of Medicine monitors over 150 guidance producers, and constantly searches over 3,000 sources for the latest meta-analyses and systematic reviews, enabling healthcare professionals to stay abreast of changes through a single resource. Over 40 care maps have been updated with the very latest evidence in our current issue, including:

Acute coronary syndrome: two new pieces of guidance from NICE incorporated. Ticagrelor added as a treatment option for selected patients. Management of hyperglycaemia, including testing, provision of information and lifestyle advice added for people with poor glycaemic control. 

Atrial fibrillation: new restrictions and monitoring requirements for the use of dronedarone in patients with atrial fibrillation, following MHRA Drug Safety Update.

Caesarean section: newly updated NICE recommendations including information on indications for caesarean section, including maternal request; and provision of evidence-based information and support for women.

Contraception: newly updated recommendations from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) on emergency contraception and combined hormonal contraception.

  • Athens users: visit the Map here and select ‘International’ / ‘England’ or your local view

Cochrane Library – FREE Webex Training sessions

2 more dates to add to your diary if you would like to sign up for these FREE Introductory Cochrane Library online courses.  Follow this link to register:

3 Apr 2012  9:30    The Cochrane Library – An int…  
Gavin Stewart
  40 mins Register Register
17 Apr 2012  16:00    The Cochrane Library – An int…  
Gavin Stewart
  40 mins Register Register

A New Strategy for NHS Procurement: Securing the Future of NHS Services

Manchester Conference Centre17th April 2012.

By 2015 the NHS aims to have delivered savings of £20bn

  • Following consultations with the health sector the Department of Health has been working with the NHS to draw up a new strategy for NHS procurement
  • Are you involved in procurement in the health sector?
  • Interested in hearing about the New Strategy for NHS Procurement?

Register Your Place Today  Confirmed Speakers Include

Main Sponsor: John Neilson: Chief Executive, NHS Shared Business Services

John Warrington: Deputy Director, Procurement, Department of Health

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: President, Health Care Supply Association

Catherine Beardshaw:
Chief Executive, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Aaron Cummins: Chair, Foundation Trust Network Finance Directors Forum

View Full Details of Programme and Speakers

The Department of Health is working with the NHS to draw up a new strategy for NHS procurement and this will be published by 31st March 2012. A New Strategy for NHS Procurement will help launch this initiative and engage with all parts of the NHS, both to brief delegates and promote discussion about how it can be implemented, the implications and, in particular, how the savings can be achieved.

Delegates will have the chance to challenge, discuss and debate the key issues and gain relevant insight applicable to their professional roles which they can embed within their organisations and improve services.