- Allied Health Professionals bulletin: August 2013
- Bulletin for CCGs: issue 40, 22nd August 2013
- NHS News: issue 21
Don’t forget you can see a range of bulletins and sign up to horizon scanning information on our website.
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.
Topics for the forthcoming Grand Round in September include:
18th September: A presentation by Dr A Heald
25th September: A presentation from Orthopaedics
More information available from Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Also in this week’s edition are some modules on ENT disorders. They give an important update on a range of common dilemmas.
Steve 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.
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
Exam Doctor www.examdoctor.co.uk
Exam Consult http://www.examconsult.co.uk
Further information from Warner Library ext 4708 email@example.com
Here are some sample titles:
In addition to the above we stock the following journals:
If you haven’t yet registered for an Athens account, then you don’t know what you’re missing! It’s quick, free and easy to register, just CLICK HERE where you will be given a username and invited to set up a password. Once you have these, simply by visiting NICE Evidence at https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/ you will have access to all these online resources. Brilliant!
123Doc: ebooks and online courses_ 123Doc provides ebooks in all fields of medicine as well as online courses for the postgraduate exams such as MRCP, MRCPCH, MRCS, GPST…. ebooks are from major medical publishers such as OUP, Blackwell, Radcliffe, Manson Publishing…
Best Practice Best Practice provides the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion – presented in a step-by-step approach, covering diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention. It provides a second opinion in an instant, without the need for checking
BMJ Journals Collection BMJ Journals Collection comprises of 22 leading medical titles on specialist clinical areas, public health and evidence-based medicine. Available in print and online.
BMJ Learning BMJ Learning is an interactive website designed for all healthcare professionals to support their personal development, learning and CME (Continuing Medical Education) needs.
BNF and BNF for children – from Medicines Complete Guidance on the actions and uses of drugs prescribed in the UK
British National Formulary The official website of the British National Formulary, providing UK Healthcare professionals with authoritative and practical information on the selection and clinical use of medicines in a clear, concise and accessible manner.
EBSCOhost databases EBSCO offers the largest scholarly full text collections in the world covering virtually every area of academic study, as well as linking technology integrating library resources, essentially creating a one-stop research environment for researchers.
Informa Healthcare Publisher of over 170 pharmaceutical, life science and medical journals, Informa Healthcare provides a wealth of high impact research and review journals
internurse.com Online archive of 9000+ peer-reviewed nursing and midwifery articles from MA Healthcare Ltd publications
JAMA Network Journals JAMA Network Journals publish original high quality, high impact clinical and research articles on a diverse range of medical topics.
Map of Medicine The Map of Medicine is an online knowledge resource that visually organises the latest medical research evidence and best patient practice guidelines.
Micromedex (Health Care Series, Martindale) Funded by the NW Health Care Libraries Unit Unbiased, authoritative drug, acute care, toxicology, patient, education and alternative medicine databases providing trusted clinical decision support.
MyiLibrary MyiLibrary provides a faster and easier way to access collections of books, reports, journals, bulletins and other documents published by inter-governmental organisations such as the World Bank, United Nations and International Labour Organisation.
NHS Evidence Journals and Databases The NHS Evidence Journals and Databases service brings together all NHS library and information services, and working with other service providers, this aims to deliver the best health library service to all NHS staff, students, patients and carers.
NICE BNF and BNFC Mobile Applications Mobile Application access to the British National Formulary (BNF) and British National Formulary for children (BNFC)
Ovid Online Access to databases and full text for the HealthCare and Academic communities. Such as AMED, British Nursing Index, Cinahl, Embase, IBSS, Inspec, Medline, PsycInfo & Journals@Ovid.
Oxfordonline.com: Funded by the NW Health Care Libraries Unit and some NW NHS Trusts Products hosted on the oxfordonline.com domain including Oxford Medical Handbooks Online
Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Funded by the NW Health Care Libraries Unit The foremost international textbook of medicine. Unrivalled in its coverage of the scientific aspects and clinical practice of internal medicine and its subspecialties, it is a fixture in the offices and wards of physicians around the world.
ProQuest New Platform ProQuest Online Databases.
Royal Marsden Manual Online: Funded by the NW Health Care Libraries Unit The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures Online Edition. Complete clinical procedure management online!
SAGE Journals Journal content JUST ADDED (PDFs, html abstracts) delivery platform.
ScienceDirect Access over 1500 scientific, technical & medical peer-reviewed journals from Elsevier Science and other publishers. Search over 40 million abstracts from scientific articles. Link out to articles from over 80 other publishers.
UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicine Guide The UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide Online provides online access to key information and advice needed for the safe and effective administration of many injectable medicines.
Wiley Online Library Access an extensive range of quality journals, reference works and Current Protocols online, covering a range of scientific, medical, technical and professional disciplines.
Your RSM Press Journals Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
If the answer to any of the above is Yes, and if you are based at East Cheshire Trust please contact Carole in confidence by completing this form.
If you haven’t visited us recently, call in and see the changes to the library layout. There’s lots to see – books, journals, drop-in computer and study space and remember it’s a great place to complete your Stat and Mand elearning.
Don’t forget that Steve and Carole, our Outreach Librarians – happy to help staff in the community and the Trust with their research techniques. Contact us for more details on extension 3162 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know that Steve Collman, our Outreach Librarian for the Community is happy to take your questions on any aspect of literature searching. For instance:
So if you are based in the community please contact Steve in confidence by completing this form.
An 85-year-old man on warfarin for atrial fibrillation presented with skin bleeding. International normalised ratio (INR) and activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) were elevated and did not correct even after warfarin reversal with vitamin K, prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) and fresh frozen plasma. Mixing coagulation studies with normal plasma suggested the presence of an inhibitor rather than the multiple coagulation factor deficiencies expected with warfarin. Assays of the common-pathway coagulation factors revealed factor V concentration <2% with inhibitor level elevated to 11 Bethesda units. The bleeding resolved following a course of corticosteroids. Coagulation studies and factor V level returned to normal along with resolution of the inhibitor. We report the case of the diagnostic dilemma posed and successful therapy implemented despite the limited evidence-based data being available for the treatment of this rare condition.
By going to PC Checker at http://www.esrsupport.co.uk/nlms/pccheck.html you will be able to verify your computer’s fitness to support the ESR elearning packages. If there are programmes missing or software that needs updating you will be able to contact the IT Service desk and have them installed.
Don’t forget you can always complete your elearning in the comfort of the Staff Library where there are staff on hand to help you get started.
Recommendations to improve patient safety in the NHS in England. PDF, 359KB, 46 pages
Don Berwick’s letter to the clinicians, managers, and all staff of the NHS PDF, 38.6KB, 2 pages
Don Berwick’s letter to the people of England PDF, 40.2KB, 2 pages
For staff and students of East Cheshire Trust
A higher index of multiple socioeconomic deprivation predisposes to development of painful peripheral neuropathy in Type 1 diabetes.
Anderson S.G., Roberts H., Malipatil N., Dunn G., Heald A.H.
Diabetic Medicine. Conference: Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2013 Manchester United Kingdom. Conference Start: 20130313 Conference End: 20130315. Conference Publication: (var.pagings). 30 (pp 70), 2013. Date of Publication: March 2013.
GP practices are being asked to report huge reams of data to NHS England so that their performance can be monitored and any ‘unwarranted variation’ can be investigated, it has emerged.
Practices are being asked to log onto an NHS England website to complete details on their surgery’s practice staff, suitability, premises and equipment, access to and availability of practice services, information about the practice and its procedures and its governance.
The ‘assurance management’ website, www.primarycare.nhs.uk, replaces the annual reports that were historically collected by PCTs, will allow for NHS England to spot any outliers and hold GPs to account in a ‘robust and fair’ way.
A public consultation on the future of Stafford Hospital opens later.
Administrators have said Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust should be dissolved, with many services at Stafford Hospital taken on by nearby hospitals. Under the plans, maternity services and seriously ill children would no longer be treated at Stafford.
The proposals, announced last Wednesday, were initially met with criticism by people in the area.
Guidance by topic: the following guidance topics matching your health area preferences have been published or updated
If you have visited the library since its move to New Alderley House, we would love to know what you think about the layout, the new drop-in space, journals, facilities, furniture, light, stock, accessibility, staff – in short, anything and everything you have an opinion on.
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