New modules from BMJ Learning

Some emergency medicine modules are now available for you to complete. They give an important update on a range of common dilemmas.



NICE News in December

    NICE local formularies guide will “reduce variation in prescribing”

    December 17, 2012

    NHS should offer early pregnancy services seven days a week

    December 12, 2012

    Greater awareness of hepatitis B and C needed

    December 12, 2012

    Recent press releases: Dec 18 2012

    AQuA News: Improving outcomes in Asthma – 1hr web training

    11 Jan 2013
    WebEx – Improving Outcomes in Asthma (part of Events and WebExs)
    Our Improving outcomes pack for asthma was launched 30th November 2012. Would you like to know more about the pack? A WebEx has been organised for Friday 11 January 2013 from 1 – 2pm.

    Latest Edition of AQuA News | Issue 24 December 2012 

    In this edition you will find: North West health improvement programme reduces mortality View AQuA’s newly enhanced external website Shared Decision Making ‘Train the Trainer’ resource launched Mersey Care bespoke work update Launch event ‘Don’t…

    Christmas opening hours

    The Staff Library team will be available as follows over the Christmas period:

    Monday 24 December   –  8:30 – 4:00pm

    Tuesday 25 – Friday 28 December – Closed

    Monday 31 December   –  9:00 – 4:00pm

    Tuesday 1 January         –  Closed

    Wednesday 2 January – Friday 4 January – Open (usual hours)

    Staff and students with 24/7 access will be able to enter the Library as usual.

    Don’t forget to renew your books if necessary for the holiday period.

    New book by Ben Goldacre: Bad Pharma

    A extract from The Economist: Q&A with Ben Goldacre whose previous book Bad Science is included in our library stock.
    “ALONG with lawyers, estate agents and journalists, the pharmaceutical industry occupies an unenviable position near the bottom of the public’s affections. Ask people why, though, and they may find the reasons for their disdain hard to pin down.

    Ben Goldacre, a British doctor and author, knows exactly what is wrong. “Medicine is broken,” he declares in his new book, “Bad Pharma”, before cataloguing the ways in which secrecy and laziness keep doctors ignorant about just what the drugs they prescribe are doing to their patients. Pharmaceutical firms routinely bury unflattering trial results and publish only the good ones. Those trials are run on unrepresentative patients, with dodgy statistical analysis, and then pushed on doctors with advertising budgets that are often bigger than those of the firms’ research-and-development arms.”