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Falls prevention – October’s update published

The latest monthly update on Falls prevention has been published.

View the current research at: https://fallspreventionnwpctl.wordpress.com/

 

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Interruption to ICT services Wed/Thur, 16/17 November between 2200 and 1000

Please note, due to essential maintenance work on the trust’s IT systems, library computers will be unavailable at these times. See the message below for further details.

‘In order to progress the server 2003 replacement project, Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit IT Services will be carrying out essential maintenance work overnight on Wednesday 16th November from 22:00 until 10:00 on Thursday 17th November.

This will mean that between 10pm on Wednesday 16th November and 10am on Thursday 17th November, ALL of the trust’s IT systems will not be available and you will not have access to any IT systems during this time.  This will affect ALL clinical and administrative applications including Extramed Cris, Pathology, Radiology, PAS and shared drives.’

Please contact Lynda Cotterill, Library Services Manager, on 01625 663923 if you have any questions about library computers.

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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.

Library and Knowledge Service due to reopen this Monday!

New library layoutThe Library and Knowledge Service has now completed its externally funded refurbishment, and is due to reopen from 8.30am on Monday 29th February 2016. Why come and see what the new layout is like?

We look forward to seeing you next week!

Macclesfield Hospital generator test

There is a forthcoming generator test scheduled for Friday 12th February between 7.30am and 8.00am.

During this period, please ensure that non-essential equipment is turned off and any work on PCs is continually saved as the switchover from mains electricity to the hospital’s back-up generator will cause interruptions in the supply.

Spotlight on……..Wiley Nursing and Medical Journals

Wiley journalsAll trust staff have access to a collection of over 200 online journals covering key medical and nursing titles. Our subscription provides full text access to articles published in these journals, giving access to published research and evidence which can support your workplace practice, CPD, research and educational activities.

The journal titles are linked into our healthcare databases, electronic journal lists and can be accessed from the library web pages when both on and offsite by using your Athens log in.

Please contact the library on 01625 661362 if you have any questions

Issue with Athens solved

liblogo2015The issues reported yesterday about moving OpenAthens accounts between Trusts, and self-registration to create accounts, have now been solved. If you have any questions about the issues, or about creating or using Athens accounts in general, please feel free to contact the library service.

Issues with Athens: self-registration and transferring accounts between trusts

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Please be aware that there are currently issues with OpenAthens – staff members transferring to East Cheshire from another Trust will be temporarily unable to transfer their accounts, and self-registration for staff members without an account is currently unavailable.

Should you wish to create an account, please contact either Steve Collman (steve.collman@nhs.net), Amanda Gardner (amanda.gardner3@nhs.net) or Anne Webb (anne.webb12@nhs.net) – we will be happy to create an account for eligible staff members.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience these may cause.

Informa Healthcare Journal collection now available via Athens!

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The Library and Knowledge Service have gained access to a number of Informa Healthcare journals and full text articles which are now available via Athens. These include titles such as Women’s Reproductive Health, Immunological Investigations: A Journal of Molecular and Cellular Immunology, Aging & Mental Health Journal and Dermato-Endocrinology Journal to name a few. To access just log into Athens and then click on Taylor & Francis Online in the list of resources. Access will also work via directly visiting the Taylor and Francis website.

Issue with Health Business Elite database

NICE have advised that they are aware of an issue with citation fields in Health Business Elite (HBE) database not showing the journal name. The issue is logged with the NICE developer team for investigation. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused during this time.

NHS Athens administration working again

liblogo2015The administration site is now working once again, so please feel free to contact the Library and Knowledge Service for any Athens queries you may have. Thank you for your patience in this matter!

National problem with NHS Athens administration

athensThere is currently a problem with logging into OpenAthens Administration accounts, which means that we are temporarily unable to help people if they have Athens queries or are having problems with their personal accounts.

This is a national problem that is being looked into as a matter of urgency and we will update people as soon as more information is available. Thank you for your patience.

Library website now contains a Research Support portal

liblogo2015If you’re planning or undertaking research, why not check out our research portal? There are links to different resources such as databases, grey literature, and referencing, as well as tools for referencing and contact details for any help you might need. Click here to access the portal!

T’ai chi benefits some patients with chronic conditions, review concludes

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T’ai chi can improve physical performance of patients with certain chronic conditions without exacerbating their pain or making them breathless, concludes a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

The Chinese martial art t’ai chi consists of slow, gentle, and flowing movements that involve strengthening, balance, postural alignment, mind concentration, relaxation, and breath control.

Peptides that form amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s may be transmissible, study finds

Amyloid β, the peptide that forms amyloid plaques in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, may be transmissible through medical treatments such as blood products and surgical instruments, a small UK study published in Nature has shown.

Researchers working on iatrogenic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (iCJD) unexpectedly found four autopsy cases with moderate to severe deposition of amyloid β in the grey matter of the brain typical of that seen in Alzheimer’s disease. They also found the peptide in the blood vessel walls deposited in a way that was characteristic of cerebral amyloid angiopathy.

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Which app should I use?

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There are well over 150 000 health apps available in Europe—from those designed to improve general wellness to apps that monitor medical conditions, apps for clinicians, and apps that function as medical devices. There have been more than 102 billion downloads of health apps worldwide yet there is little regulation or guidance available for doctors or patients on quality, safety, or efficacy.

People who develop type 2 diabetes show increased antibiotic use before onset

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People who develop type 2 diabetes show increased use of antibiotics in the years before diagnosis than people who do not develop the condition, a Danish population based case-control study has shown.

The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, included all 170 504 people in Denmark who had newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes and were using glucose lowering agents for the first time from 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2012

Long term NSAIDs are associated with lower colorectal cancer risk, study shows

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Taking low dose aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) continuously in the long term is associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer, a Danish case-control study has shown.

The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, analysed data on drug use, comorbid conditions, and history of colonoscopy from Danish prescription and patient registries.

How to use biologic agents in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who have comorbid disease

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This is a systematic review article from BMJ looking into the evidence around the title from article published between 1997 to August 2014.

Welcome to new inductees – including international nurses

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We’d like to welcome 25 new people to East Cheshire who attended Corporate Induction yesterday, many of whom registered with the library. This included 5 new international nurses.

The Library and Knowledge Service is free and available to all of you to use: you can borrow books, use computers, ask for help with finding information for work, do e-learning, ask for training, or just come up and talk to us over a cup of coffee! If you haven’t already registered with us, you can do so any time you’re free!

Athens Service – Maintenance on 13th August

We have been notified that the providers of OpenAthens will be conducting essential maintenance on the service between the hours of 7am -9am (UK time) on Thursday the 13th August 2015.

The service may be temporarily unavailable during this period.
You may also have difficulties accessing some resources, such as healthcare databases  or using your Athens account.

Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Library annual survey extended for a week

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If you haven’t yet completed the Library and Knowledge Service’s annual survey, you still have time! We’ve extended the closing date for a week, so the new closing date is now 5pm on the 31st July 2015.

We’d like to hear any and all feedback from you on what you think of library services, how we can improve them and what resources you think are most useful to you.

Remember, our services are driven by you, the user, and without your help we can’t make them the best possible!

Library and Knowledge Service annual survey now open!

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The annual survey for the Library and Knowledge Service is now open – if you want to take part follow this link and complete as much as you can. It should take no more than ten minutes, and would help to provide us with information that we can use to improve library services.

Remember, we can only do this through your help: your feedback guides our service!

The survey is open until 5pm on the 24th of July.

Learning @ Work starts soon!

 

 

 

Learning at work

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The Library and Knowledge Service is taking part in 2015’s Learning at Work week:

Are you interested in learning how to use computers from scratch? Amanda Gardner will be providing computer skills training for those who want to start from the beginning, as well as something for those who are a little more advanced.

Do you want to know how to use Athens resources? Carole Keeling will be helping people set up accounts and running basic training sessions.

Do you want to use social media in your job, but aren’t sure how it all works? Steve Collman will be running drop-in sessions Friday 15th May and Monday 18th May to show the basics, plus a little bit more for those who are interested.

Why not drop in and learn something new?

Learning at Work Week: 18-25th May 2015

The Library and Knowledge Service is taking part in Learning at Work week next month, with a variety of free training available!

  • All through May at lunchtime you can request training on basic computer skills from Amanda Gardner, our E-Resources Librarian
  • You can learn how to register for an NHS Athens account and how to perform basic searches with Carole Keeling, our Outreach Librarian
  • You can learn how to use social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others with Steve Collman, our Community Outreach Librarian, on 15th and 18th May, 12-1pm.

Why not ask us for more information in any of these and other areas? Call 01625 661362 or email ecn-tr.stafflibrary@nhs.net today and find out what you could learn!

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