Influenza is a viral infection prevalent in the Winter months, and outbreaks in hospitals and local communities can be deadly if vulnerable people are not vaccinated. BMJ Best Practice has a lot of information on influenza infection, diagnosis and prevention. Read more here
Full text access to the British Journal of Surgery via Athens is being affected by technical problems. This means that full text articles from the most recent issues is currently unavailable. If recent articles are required, please contact the Staff Library Service by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org to request Inter Library Loans.
As it says on the new MYNHS website, “Here you can see key data used by the NHS and local councils to monitor performance and shape the services you use. We’ll continually add to the information, listen to what you want, and work to make it as clear as possible.”
Data currently includes that of Hospitals, Mental Health Hospitals, Social Care, Public Health, and Consultants. GP data has yet to be added.
Another important report, Hospital Care for Frail Older People has recently been published and is available to download.
The SERCO commission addressed the problem of how the NHS should care for the country’s increasing number of frail older people. As the British Geriatrics Society say “Age should never be a barrier to care”
Recommended reading for all staff
The NHS Five Year Forward View was published on 23 October 2014 and sets out a vision for the future of the NHS. It has been developed by the partner organisations including NHS England, Public Health England, Monitor, Health Education England, the Care Quality Commission, the NHS Trust Development Authority, patient groups, clinicians and independent experts.
It is a collective view of how the health service needs to change over the next five years if it is to close the widening gaps in the health of the population, quality of care and the funding of services.
Follow the conversation around this important topic on Twitter using #futurenhs.
Staff and students of East Cheshire Trust, are invited to learn more about Ebola at the next Grand Round on Wednesday 26th November 2014, with a presentation by Dr R Rajendran, entitled ‘Out of Africa (a talk on Brucella and Ebola)’.
The lecture takes place at 1pm in the Lecture Theatre at Macclesfield District General Hospital.
Thinking of borrowing a book and need some inspiration? Last week’s most popular loans were:
- Making sense of the ECG
- The pocket guide to critical appraisal – don’t forget our website section on ‘Understanding Evidence‘
- Promoting health – a practical guide
- Foundations of psychology
- Essential Orthopaedics and Trauma
- Transforming nursing through reflective practice
LOVELY NEW BOOKS: Look out for new ‘wellbeing’ stock which has just arrived and will be available soon.
Taking place in Manchester next week, the Chief Nursing Officer’s Summit, hosted by the Chief Nursing Officer for England, will bring together the most senior leaders in nursing, midwifery and care to provide leadership and guidance, set priorities for the year and celebrate excellence.
The meeting to discuss plans to introduce paid-for parking at Knutsford Community Hospital is taking place today, November 18 at 4:30pm. Residents will be able to hear about the plans in detail, and have the opportunity to ask questions. Signage will direct visitors to the venue from the Bexton Road site,
The work of Health Visitor Team Leader, Andrea Johns of East Cheshire Trust, is recognised in this recently published article “A well-deserved higher profile: Health visitors are gaining greater recognition thanks to a new fellows programme” reported by Petra Kendall-Raynor, Well done Andrea!
This week’s topic for Grand Round is Pregnancy Screening – how soft are ‘sort markers’? by Dr Kabyemela. All healthcare staff and students of East Cheshire Trust are welcome to attend the talk in the Lecture Theatre, MDGH.
Buffet served from 12:15 p.m.
Presentation at 1:00 p.m.
If you have any queries please contact 01625 66 1864
Renal cell carcinoma – Eric Jonasch, Jianjun Gao, and W Kimryn Rathmell
Carpal tunnel syndrome – Scott D Middleton and Raymond E Anakwe
|Measuring symptomatic relief in men with lower urinary tract symptoms
Marco H Blanker, Kenny R van Deventer, and Dick Bijl
|Safety of modern treatment for cervical pre-cancer
Björn Strander and Jan Adolfsson
Antimicrobial prescribing: resources for professional development and practice
Tools and guidance for continuing professional development and practical support in antibiotic prescribing.
Clinical staff were recently emailed to state their preference between these 2 esteemed journals. The Staff Library is able to fund one but sadly, not both. If you haven’t already voted you can still contact us and let us know your preference –
Journal of the Royal Society for Medicine or New England Journal of Medicine.
The closing date is 19 November.
Back in October a visitor to the Staff Library left behind 2 brand new music CDs, one of which is still in a cellophane wrapper. If these belong to you, please contact us on 01625 661362.
The SNAP trial: A randomised placebo-controlled trial of nicotine replacement therapy in pregnancy – Clinical effectiveness and safety until 2 years after delivery, with economic evaluation
Citation: Health Technology Assessment, 2014, vol./is. 18/54(1-128), 1366-5278;2046-4924 (2014)
Author(s): Cooper S.; Lewis S.; Thornton J.G.; Marlow N.; Watts K.; Britton J.; Grainge M.J.;
Taggar J.; Essex H.; Parrott S.; Dickinson A.; Whitemore R.; Coleman T; Coughtrie M.;
Mannion C.; et al
East Cheshire Trust (Macclesfield Hospital) participated as a source of recruitment.
Abstract: Smoking during pregnancy causes many adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is effective for cessation outside pregnancy but efficacy and safety in pregnancy are unknown. We hypothesised that NRT would increase smoking cessation in pregnancy without adversely affecting infants.
Objectives: To compare (1) at delivery, the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness for achieving biochemically validated smoking cessation of NRT patches with placebo patches in pregnancy and (2) in infants at 2 years of age, the effects of maternal NRT patch use with placebo patch use in pregnancy on behaviour, development and disability.
Design: Randomised, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial and economic evaluation
with follow-up at 4 weeks after randomisation, delivery and until infants were 2 years old.
Have you read any of these? Last week the top 5 most popular books on loan were:
- Making sense of the ECG
- Assessment, Supervision and support in clinical practice
- Clinical supervision in learning and mentorship in nursing
- Achieving evidence based practice: a handbook for practitioners
- Palliative care – the nurses role
Extract from Staff Matters 27/10
Men’s health will be in the spotlight at the trust’s next Health Matters public lecture.
The free event will cover prostate and testicular cancer in reference to Movember – the themed month which encourages men to grow moustaches to help raise awareness of male health issues.
The talk, which takes place on Tuesday, November 4th, will be delivered by Dr Steve Bromage – a consultant urological surgeon with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, which also provides urology services at Macclesfield Hospital.
Trust staff are welcome to attend the event but places are limited, so please book in advance by contacting the Communications and Engagement Department on freephone 0800 195 4194 or email email@example.com