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The library currently has a free trial to the internurse and MAHcomplete e-journal collections.

Internurse is the UK’s largest collection of peer-reviewed nursing content, and home of the British Journal of Nursing. Internurse covers primary and secondary care settings as well as the whole spectrum of specialist nursing practice including cardiology, neuroscience, mental health, palliative care and wound care.

Access the collection with your East Cheshire NHS Athens account: Login to Athens. Select ‘MAG Online Library’ from the list of resources.

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If you would like to find out more or have any questions please phone us on 01625 661362 or send us an email.

General practice should be recognised as speciality in UK, leaders argue

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General practice leaders have called on the government and the General Medical Council to correct the “anachronistic anomaly” whereby GP postgraduate training remains unrecognised as a medical specialty in the United Kingdom.

In a joint statement,

GP leaders from the BMA and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) from across the four UK nations said that this recognition was “long overdue” given the rigorous training and examination that GPs undergo.

Suspected sepsis: summary of NICE guidance

nice_logoGuidelines include:

  • “Think sepsis” in any person with suspected infection

  • Sepsis may present with non-specific symptoms and signs and without fever

  • Have a high index of suspicion of sepsis in those who are aged <1 year or >75 years, pregnant, or immunocompromised, and those who have a device or line in situ or have had recent surgery

  • Use risk factors and any indicators of clinical concern to decide if full assessment is required

  • Offer people at high risk of sepsis broad spectrum antibiotics and intravenous fluids in hospital

New – Understand Health Research Website

 

researchNeed to understand health research better? Not sure how to assess the quality of the research you have found? This new tool found on the Understanding Health Research website may help you.

It  has been created, by Glasgow University’s social and public health sciences unit (and other collaborators) help people understand published health research and distinguish between “good” and “bad” studies.

The aims of the tool are to allow lay and professional audiences to understand how to assess the quality of research evidence, raise awareness of what evidence is and how it is generated, teach or reaffirm critical health literacy skills

 

What if…………

Wq&amp;ahat if…………every patient were to have their genome mapped?

Read this short article to discover the potential  for  targeted treatments.

– Just one in a series of short articles on hypothetical scenarios, published by Kings Fund.

Easy to read, the articles are intended to encourage new thinking and debate about possible future scenarios that could fundamentally change health and care.

The essays cover three themes: the NHS and society; medicine, data and technology; and how the NHS works.

See the full collection of  Kings Fund Essays exploring hypothetical scenarios in healthcare here.

Integrating mental and physical health: the role of general practice

The Kings Fund has published several items including an article by Chris Naylor which considers the prospects for better integration of mental health care with general practice and the importance of integrated care provision. This follows on from the recent publication of NHS England’s implementation plan for The five year forward view for mental health. 

The Kings Fund  report-  Bringing together physical and mental health: a new frontier for integrated care describes examples of services that have developed a more integrated approach.

New books in stock

The Library & Knowledge Service purchased a large number of new books last month ~ view a selection of the new titles here. All members of East Cheshire NHS Trust staff, students on placement and volunteers are able to borrow books from the Library. Contact the Library for more information: ecn-tr.stafflibrary@nhs.net / 01625 66 1362.NewBooks