Starting the New Year off in style, the library is pleased to announce the re-stocking of the Wellbeing and Leadership sections. Lots of super self-help titles now grace the shelves including:
- Heal your headache
- The feeling good handbook
- Say No to Diabetes
- IBS: free at last
- The cancers survivor’s companion
- Freedom from the diet trap
- Treat your own back
In the Leadership section you will also find books on Employee Engagement which may be helpful to new managers.
- Leadership plain and simple
- Managing stress in the workplace
- The extraordinary leader
- Employee engagement 2.0
- Carrots and sticks don’t work
- Team building
Come in and take a look at the whole range or email us at ecn-tr.stafflibrary.nhs.net to reserve any of those listed above.
Extract from Informed newsletter
NHS England has announced a new independent taskforce to develop a five-year action plan for cancer services that will improve survival rates and save thousands of lives. The taskforce has been asked to deliver the vision set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View, which calls for action on better prevention, swifter diagnosis and better treatment, care and aftercare for all those diagnosed with cancer.
NHS England announces outcome of Cancer Drug Fund review
NHS England has published the outcome of a review of drugs included in its Cancer Drug Fund, to ensure that the drugs available to patients offer the best clinical benefit. It also announced that the fund’s budget will grow to an estimated £340 million from April 2015.
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Pharmacy-based screening for cardiovascular risk
A systematic review suggests that pharmacy-based screening for cardiovascular risk factors may be possible. However, many people do not act on the advice to visit their GP, and the effect of screening on new diagnoses has not been robustly shown.
Self-management of hypertension in people at high risk of cardiovascular events
An open-label randomised controlled trial finds that people with hypertension who self-monitor their blood pressure and up-titrate their antihypertensive medication experience a greater reduction in systolic blood pressure than people who manage hypertension with usual care.
Mental health after stopping smoking
A meta-analysis finds that stopping smoking is associated with reductions in anxiety, depression and stress, and improvements in quality of life and mood.
Alpha-blockers for expulsion of ureteral stones
A Cochrane review reports that alpha-blockers are more effective at expelling ureteral stones less than 10 mm in diameter than standard therapy or calcium channel blockers.
Haemoglobin thresholds for blood transfusion
Two meta-analyses report that restricting transfusion of red blood cells to people with a haemoglobin level of either less than 7.0 g/dl or 6.4 g/dl to 9.7 g/dl reduces mortality and serious infection, but does not significantly affect the overall risk of infection.
NICE has recently published Evidence Updates on:
- Spasticity in children and young people with non-progressive brain disorders
- Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage
- Hyperphosphataemia in chronic kidney disease