Have you tried Oxford Medicine Online?

This online book collection contains well known and highly regarded titles from Oxford University Press covering medical specialties, nursing topics, and community work.

Titles includes the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, the Oxford Medical Handbooks and Oxford Specialist Handbooks, all in online formats.

The collection is available to all trust staff and students.

E books provide the convenience of being able to use them wherever you are working, onsite or off site. You can log in online here using your personal East Cheshire NHS Trust Athens account. More details can be found on the library e resources web page

Acute Care Collaboration Vanguards announced

A new group, comprising 13 hospital Vanguards, was announced on 25th September.  These Vanguards are designed to facilitate the spread of excellent hospital services and management across the country by the  formation of chains at district level. The focus is on key trusts developing their reach, forming collaborations and sharing clinical and management knowledge with others. More details can be found here.

There is also a press release from the NHS Confederation supporting the move and a more information in BMJ News (note an NHS Athens Account is required to access BMJ)

CCGs in eight English cities describe their innovations in tackling health challenges

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NHS clinical commissioners in eight English cities are calling for more support from national NHS bodies to speed up efforts to transform people’s healthcare and wellbeing. They want greater flexibility when it comes to contracting services and sharing data so they can be better informed.

The call came in a report launched this week by the NHS Clinical Commissioners’ Core Cities Network at a conference in London.

Mentoring now available from the Library and Knowledge Service

AmandaAmanda Gardner, our E-resources Librarian, is now able to provide mentoring for people, giving support for learning and development wherever you are in your career. These come in the form of 1-1 guidance and provide the mentee with help around professional development and career goals.

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Click here to register as a mentee and search for a mentor. This is available to everyone in the trust.liblogo2015

Home care visits should be at least 30 minutes long, NICE says

nice_logoMost home care visits should be at least half an hour long to enable carers to provide the personalised and dignified care that elderly patients need when being supported to stay in their own home, says a guideline on social care services from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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Shorter visits would be appropriate only rarely, said the finalised guideline on home care, published on 23 September. This might be when the visit is part of a wider package of support, made by a carer who is known to the patient, or made to complete a specific time limited task, such as checking that a medicine has been taken or that a person is safe and well.

Spotlight On…. Oxford Medicine Online

Each month the Library and Knowledge Service will be highlighting a particular e-resource, providing details about how to gain access and also explaining its uses.

This month we are focusing on Oxford Medicine Online, a resource from Oxford University Press, providing access to their prestigious medical collection and bringing together authoritative texts by world-renowned authors. These e books can be accessed both on and off site, you can search for topics or browse to titles of interest.

By logging in with your NHS Athens account you can access:

  • Oxford Textbook of Medicine, covering the scientific aspects and clinical practice of internal medicine and its sub-specialties
  • The Oxford Medical Handbooks: The renowned pocket handbooks designed for broad medical readership.
  • The Oxford Specialist Handbooks: A collection of comprehensive pocket guides for challenging areas of medical and surgical practice. They provide an overview of clearly defined procedures, skills, guidelines and technologies along with practical tips and case studies,

Further details about this resource can be found on our e Resources  web pages, you can also contact us to find out more.