Leadership course for frontline nurses and midwives

A new eight-day leadership course is helping front-line staff become better role models for their colleagues and provide excellent patient care across primary, community and secondary healthcare settings.

Around 1,200 nurses and midwives should complete the course, developed and delivered by the NHS Leadership Academy, by March 2014.

The programme focuses on the approach and behaviours of frontline nurses and midwives with leadership responsibilities, such as team leaders, ward sisters and supervisors, and the environment they create for their colleagues and patients.  It was developed with input from nursing and midwifery leaders from across the country.

In October 2012, the Government pledged £46m toward NHE leadership development in the name of better patient care.

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WebWatch: Cancer Commons

Extract from website at: http://www.cancercommons.org/researchers-clinicians/

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CANCER COMMONS “is an open science initiative linking patients, physicians and scientists in rapid learning communities. Our mission is to ensure that patients are treated in accord with the latest knowledge on targeted- and immunotherapies, and to continually update that knowledge based on each patient’s response.”

Model

Advisory boards, comprising leading physicians and scientists in each cancer, curate the molecular model that identifies the most relevant tests, treatments, and trials for each molecular sub type of that cancer, based on the best current knowledge.

Test and Treat

Patients and physicians access knowledge derived from the model, as soon as it’s deemed actionable, through alerts, notifications, news, and applications that inform testing and treatment decisions.

Report and Analyze

Physicians, researchers, and patients report clinical observations and outcomes and new data are analyzed in our Rapid Learning Communities by collaborative, interinstitutional teams to validate, refute, and amplify the current model’s knowledge and hypotheses.

Learn

The advisory boards review these results and update the framework in real time.

End of Life Journal – Spring Issue 2013

End of Life Journal is the free, online, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that publishes articles on all aspects of nursing practice relating to end-of-life care.   It is primarily aimed at generalist nurses working in hospital, community and care home settings. However, many articles will also be of interest to the specialist palliative care nursing audience as well as members of the wider multidisciplinary team.   The journal focuses on care for patients with both malignant and non-malignant disease and their family and friends.

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CLINICAL REVIEW

CLINICAL SKILLS

CLINICAL PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT

ETHICAL/LEGAL DISCUSSIONS

NURSING CASE REVIEW

NATIONAL END OF LIFE CARE PROGRAMME UPDATE

NHS Athens re-branded as OpenAthens

nice_nhs_evidenceOpenAthens, formerly NHS Athens,  is an access management system provided by Eduserv, which enables eligible users to access the online content (see below).  Registration for OpenAthens is free by going online and completing a simple form at https://register.athensams.net/nhs/nhseng/  It is best to register from an NHS computer and you will need to quote your NHS email address.  Once this is done you will receive an activation email together with your username.

Your personal username and password will provide access to NICE Evidence Services (a suite of services that provide internet access to high quality authoritative evidence and best practice) formerly known as NHS Evidence.  The services cover health, social care and public health evidence.  Evidence Services aim to help professionals make better and quicker evidence based decisions. NICE Evidence Services consists of the following 6 resources

  • Evidence Search which provides free open access to a unique index of selected and authoritative health and social care evidence-based information.
  • Healthcare Database Advanced Search (HDAS), which provides access to an extensive set of journals and bibliographic databases. These are purchased by NICE on behalf of the NHS.
  • Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) which provide primary care practitioners with access to evidence-based guidance on over 300 key conditions presenting in primary care.
  • BNF microsite which provides open access to BNF content across the UK.
  • UK DUETS, a database of Evidence Uncertainties which provides research funders and researchers access to the ‘known unknowns’ in the evidence base.
  • Bulletins, Alerts and Evidence Awareness service which helps busy professionals keep up to date with important new evidence.

If you need any assistance signing up for OpenAthens or using any of the NICE Evidence Services, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Library staff.

01625661362 or email ecn-tr.stafflibrary@nhs.net