News from NHS England: care.data

NHS England

NHS England is introducing an information service on behalf of the NHS called care.data. The service aims to use information from a patients’ medical record to improve the way that healthcare is delivered for all. A thorough process must be followed before any information can be shared and strict rules about how information is stored and used are followed.

Latest modules from BMJ Learning: communication skills

Extract from BMJ Learning

Many symptoms of cancer are non-specific, which makes diagnosis difficult. Cancers in childhood are rare and there are also potential barriers to communication during consultations. These are just some of the problems in this field – this module will help you overcome them. It highlights the potential difficulties with diagnosing children and young people with osteosarcomas and brain tumours, outlines red flag symptoms, and suggests approaches to addressing potential barriers to communication. See the link below.

bmj learningDiagnosing osteosarcomas and brain tumours in children: communication skills – in association with the Department of Health

Also in this week’s edition are some modules on ENT disorders. They give an important update on a range of common dilemmas.

Ear discharge: diagnosis and treatment

Hoarseness: diagnostic picture tests

Nasal symptoms: diagnostic picture tests

The tympanic membrane: diagnostic picture tests

Neck lumps: diagnostic picture tests

Steve drops in at Eagle Bridge

DSCF0551Steve Collman, our Outreach Librarian for the community will be visiting Eagle Bridge on 21 August.  Whether you are staff or a student, working in clinical or non clinical areas, Steve is happy to meet with you to discuss how the library service might be of assistance.

This is an informal arrangement, enabling people to call in whenever its convenient and have a chat – no appointment needed!  Although Steve is equally happy to arrange 1:1 or small group sessions on request.

It’s the perfect opportunity to discuss any queries you may have regarding literature searching, accessing online resources or sign up for Athens.

 

 

FREE medical exam resources

Thanks to Ian Wilkes (Warner Library) and Susan Smith of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust for this list of free exam resources.

Postgraduate Examination Resources: Warner Library subscribed / free

Medical Masterclass www.medical-masterclass.com

  • Exams covered: MRCP Part 1 and 2
  • Online practice examinations and question bank – ask Warner Library staff for login details.

 

MRCPass            www.mrcpass.com     mrcp

  • Exam covered: MRCP Part 1
  • 100+ free MCQs
  • Free MRCPASS notes

ReviseMRCP      www.revisemrcp.com

  • Exams covered: MRCP
  • 5000+ free questions

Medexam.net   www.medexam.net

  • Exams covered: MRCP, MRCGP, DipGerMed, PLAB
  • Free registration for 2 days access to 1800+ 5-part questions

MedicineCPD    www.medicinecpd.co.uk

  • Exam covered: MRCP
  • Free registration for best of 5 multiple choice format

Exam Doctor     www.examdoctor.co.uk       

  • Exams covered: MRCP, MRCPCH, FRCR, MRCS Part 2/Part A:2, MRCOG, DRCOG, MRCGP, MRCPsych, FRCA, MCEM Part A, PLAB Part 1, FRCPath Haem Part 1: Paper 2
  • Free 7 day trial available

 

Exam Consult      http://www.examconsult.co.uk

  • Exams covered: Medical Finals, MRCP Part 2
  • 50 free questions for Basic Science, medical finals, MRCP Part 2

 

Further information from Warner Library ext 4708   warner.library@meht.nhs.uk