Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance

Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance

This updated guideline from NICE makes recommendations for the recognition, assessment, care and treatment of mental health problems in women during pregnancy and up to 1 year after childbirth, and in women who are planning a pregnancy.



BMJ Table of Contents: Dec 30 2014

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Healthcare Supervision App for doctors in training

The development and production of a novel Smartphone App to collect day-to-day feedback from doctors-in-training and their trainers

by TG Gray, G Hood, T Farrell – BMJ Innovations, 2015

Extract from BMJ Innovations 2015
Feedback drives learning in medical education. More regular multisource feedback would improve appraisal for doctors-in-training in the UK. Trainers currently receive little feedback on supervision they provide to doctors-in-training. Barriers against providing feedback include shortage of time and lack of clear mechanisms to do so.

View the app here at Google Play – unfortunately there are no reviews at present

Also featured on YouTube

Clinical Study: Staff Publication in Advances in Orthopaedics

Outcomes of Geriatric Hip Fractures Treated with AFFIXUS Hip Fracture Nail

This clinical study written by Ahmed Mabrouk, Mysore Madhusudan, Mohammed Waseem (East Cheshire NHS Trust), Steven Kershaw, and Jochen Fischer has been published in Advances in Orthopaedics.

Summary: Geriatric hip fractures are one of the commonest fractures worldwide. The purpose of this study was to report the outcomes of a series of unstable geriatric hip fractures treated with AFFIXUS hip fracture nail.  Read the full article here

If you are interested, there is a YouTube clip which covers Hip Fracture Nail but is not in any way associated with the persons mentioned in this post or connected to this article.

New Year’s Day – Library access

newyear2015We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. Please note the Staff Library will be closed on Thursday 1 January but those with 24 hr access will still be able to gain entry to New Alderley House using their ID badges.

Computers, printer, databases and internet are available and books may be borrowed using the self service system.  If you have any books to return please drop them off in the Book Return Box opposite the WRVS shop in MDGH.

Best wishes and look forward to seeing you in 2015.

Potential challenges facing distributed leadership in health care: evidence from the UK National Health Service

This article was published in Sociology of Health and Illness. First published online on 20 DEC 2014 and written by Graeme MartinNic BeechRobert MacIntosh and Stacey Bushfield.    DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12171

The discourse of leaderism in health care has been a subject of much academic and practical debate. Recently, distributed leadership (DL) has been adopted as a key strand of policy in the UK National Health Service (NHS).  However, there is some confusion over the meaning of DL and uncertainty over its application to clinical and non-clinical staff. This article examines the potential for DL in the NHS by drawing on qualitative data from three co-located health-care organisations that embraced DL as part of their organisational strategy.


Doctors’ and nurses’ views and experience of transferring patients from critical care home to die: A qualitative exploratory study

Authors: Maureen CoombsTracy Long-SutehallAnne-Sophie Darlington and Alison Richardson

Extract from Palliative Medicine

Background: Dying patients would prefer to die at home, and therefore a goal of end-of-life care is to offer choice regarding where patients die. However, whether it is feasible to offer this option to patients within critical care units and whether teams are willing to consider this option has gained limited exploration internationally.
Aim: To examine current experiences of, practices in and views towards transferring patients in critical care settings home to die.

Critical Care Bulletin: December 2014


The latest Critical Care bulletin published by the Staff Library Service, East Cheshire NHS Trust is available here.  Topics listed below.

Changes to paper journal collection

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NICE and Elsevier have announced that access to The Lancet (electronic) will continue to be made available for a further 12 months (1 January 2015 – 31 December 2015).

In order to secure equitable access to The Lancet we have had to negotiate the removal of access to the print version of the journal.

You will no longer receive a print copy of the Lancet from 1 January 2015.

The Staff Library will however, still be accepting those paper journals which we receive as donations, including HSJ.



Make time for coffee and a mince pie today

DSCF0855Getting into the festive spirit in the countdown to Christmas, library staff are inviting colleagues, staff and students to join them for coffee and a mince pie today.

For a few blissful minutes, forget your shopping list and what to buy for Auntie Jean – instead come along between 10am – 4pm, have a look round the library, relax and perhaps pick out some holiday reading for Boxing Day?

Look forward to seeing you later.

ARJ and Journal of Pharmacology eTOCs

ARJ FCThe electronic tables of content for 2 additional journals have been added to the current awareness section on our website. Both are courtesy of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and providing you have your Athens username and password to hand, enable you to access Arthritis and Rheumatology Journal and Journal of Pharmacology.

Click here to visit our current awareness page.


Home rather than hospital for low risk pregnancies

Extract from National Health Executive

398BAB -8514“New guidelines from NICE could see thousands more babies born outside of hospital every year.

Nearly 700,000 babies were born in England and Wales last year, nine out of 10 of whom were delivered in hospital under the ultimate supervision of obstetricians, but NICE wants women to be given greater freedom to choose where they give birth.”

Read the full story here

Amber LQAF looking good

Thank you to everyone who took part in our annual library LQAFquestionnaire earlier this year. The data and feedback which you provided formed part of the evidence in our Library Quality Assurance Framework (LQAF) submission.  Last week, the results were published and we are pleased to announce our status in now Amber having scored 89% – only 1% short of our target Green status.