Local authors: Social deprivation modifies the association between incident foot ulceration and mortality in type 1 and type 2 diabetes: a longitudinal study of a primary-care cohort.

A recently published article by two local authors looking at whether social deprivation in the presence of diabetes is an independent predictor of developing a foot ulcer and separately of mortality.

>> Click here for the full-text <<

Authored by Haika Shoo and George Dunn, East Cheshire NHS Trust.

Published: December 2017

New Year, New Learning Opportunities

Are you starting a new course, project or research in 2018?  You will need an NHS Athens account!

Do you need to keep up-to-date with advances in your speciality, or do background research for patient care?  You will need an NHS Athens account!

NHS Athens is a single username/password which will give you access to the majority of our information resources:

  • databases (e.g. Medline, Cinahl, Embase, etc)
  • e-books (access hundreds of books fulltext, including the Oxford Medicine series, Royal Marsden, key clinical textbooks, leadership and management, and much more);
  • e-journals (all our journals are now only available online – access the fulltext of articles with your Athens login);
  • apps (BMJ Best Practice, BNF/BNFC are all available for you to download and use for free);
  • clinical information and point-of-care tools (BMJ Best Practice and BMJ Learning are freely available with an East Cheshire NHS Athens login);
  • and more!

Create a free NHS Athens account at: https://openathens.nice.org.uk

If you would like some help or training in how to use any of the resources, or you are having trouble creating an Athens account, please contact the Library.


Christmas opening

The Library will be unstaffed on the 23rd – 26th December and 30th December – 1st January.   24/7 access is available to Trust staff – just swipe in with your staff ID badge.  Borrow or return books using the self-service machine, use the computers or study.

The days between Christmas and New Year the Library will be staffed 08:30 – 16:30.

Normal opening will resume from the 2nd January.

Spotlight on … BMJ Learning and Case Reports

What are they?

BMJ Learning offers high-quality continuing medical education for doctors and other healthcare professionals. It features hundreds of accredited, peer-reviewed learning modules in text, video, and audio formats.

BMJ Case Reports is an important educational resource offering a high volume of cases in all disciplines so that healthcare professionals, researchers and others can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions. All articles are peer reviewed and copy edited before publication. BMJ Case Reports is not an edition or supplement of the BMJ


Why are they useful?

They are important for anyone interested in continuing professional development (CPD) and other educational aims. BMJ Learning contains a large amount of free educational resources; BMJ Case Reports allows professionals to keep up to date with illnesses and treatments in their fields.


How do I use them?

You need an East Cheshire NHS Athens account (free to set up at https://openathens.nice.org.uk) to access both resources

Access BMJ learning here: http://learning.bmj.com/learning/home.html and BMJ Case Reports here: http://casereports.bmj.com/


To find out more or to book a training session, please contact:

Steve Collman, Outreach Librarian on 01625 66 1547 http://www.eastcheshirenhslibrary.net/outreach.html

Or Library & Knowledge Services http://www.eastcheshirenhslibrary.net/ : 01625 66 1362

Meet someone new … learn something new

You are invited to …

Meet someone new …

Learn something new …


Who works in the Trust? What do they do? Together what might you achieve?

Come along to the Library on Tuesday 19th December 10:30 – 11:30 for coffee, mince pies and a chat with colleagues from across the Trust.

All Trust staff are welcome!
For more information please email the Library or call 01625 661362.

Local Author: East Cheshire NHS Trust article about Ankle syndesmosis repair and rehabilitation

Recently published article:  Ankle syndesmosis repair and rehabilitation in professional rugby league players: a case series report.
By Latham AJ,(East Cheshire NHS Trust) Goodwin PC, Stirling B, et al.

Read more at:

Citation details: Ankle syndesmosis repair and rehabilitation in professional rugby league players: a case series report BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine 2017;3:e000175. doi: 10.1136/bmjsem-2016-000175