Did you know you have online access to the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Oxford Handbooks and Specialist Handbooks?

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We have access to titles in all the clinical specialties such as obstetrics, gynaecology, pediatrics, pain management, oncology, palliative care, surgery, critical care and many more!

You can log in to your OpenAthens account to access the Oxford titles available listed in your resources section.

You can also find the list of  titles available by going to the Oxford Medicine website and then logging in with your OpenAthens account.

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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

NICE: This month in Eyes on Evidence

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January 2015

 

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.

Evidence Updates
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

BMJ Table of Contents: Dec 30 2014

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NHS Five Year Forward View

Recommended reading for all staff

The NHS Five Year Forward View was published on 23 October 2014 and sets out a vision for the future of the NHS. It has been developed by the partner organisations including NHS England, Public Health England, Monitor, Health Education England, the Care Quality Commission, the NHS Trust Development Authority, patient groups, clinicians and independent experts.

5yearforward_logoIt is a collective view of how the health service needs to change over the next five years if it is to close the widening gaps in the health of the population, quality of care and the funding of services.

Follow the conversation around this important topic on Twitter using #futurenhs.