Just published – Breast Surgery Bulletin

The latest Breast Surgery Bulletin can be viewed here



Local author: Challenges and Solutions in Management of Distal Humerus Fractures

A recently published article written by 3 local authors on the challenges and solutions in the management of distal humerus fractures:


Written by Saif Ul Islam, Alexander Glover, and Mohammad Waseem, East Cheshire NHS Trust.

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.

No access to e-learning

The e-learning and ESR systems will be unavailable from 12pm 27th December until 8am 2nd January due to a national system upgrade.  During this time staff will not be able to access ESR for Employee, Manager Self Service or access any e-learning courses.


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.