Change to Library charges

Some of our charges will be  increasing from 1 MAY 2014 to bring us more in line with our suppliers such as the British Library and other regional libraries.  Copying and printing charges remain unchanged.

Books – late returns                                          10p per day

Talking Books for loan                                     1.00 for 4 weeks

Inter-library loans book/photocopy       1.00 per item

British Library loans                                        POA

A4 laminating                                                     25p per sheet

Binding    (irrespective of thickness)         2.00

Books lost from stock                                      5.00 + cost of replacement

Books lost from British Library                   152.70

 

Just the thing for junior doctors

The Staff Library would like to welcome all the new F1 grades to the Trust and highlight some of our resources which might be of particular interest.

Here are some sample titles:

  • Effective interaction with patients
  • The hands on guide for hospital doctors
  • Curriculum for the foundation years in post graduate education and training
  • Making sense of your medical career
  • Individuals guide to career development in healthcare
  • Doctors communication handbook
  • The reflective healthcare team
  • Making it in British medicine
  • The foundation programme
  • Getting into GP training
  • Difficult conversations in medicine

In addition to the above we stock the following journals:

  • DSCF0274Archives of Disease in Childhood
  • Archives of Disease in Childhood Education and Practice edition
  • Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal edition
  • British Journal of Surgery
  • Clinics in Developmental Medicine
  • Health Service Journal
  • Journal of Analytical Toxicology
  • Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Medicine
  • MIDIRS Midwifery Digest
  • Nursing Standard
  • Nursing Times
  • Surgery

Library looking good

Relocating 4 large bookshelves closer to the main library area, allows users to browse more freely and concentrates similar resources more closely together. Now that the huge piles of displaced books are safely back on the shelves, you can see what an improvement has been made.

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Next time you visit the library make sure you take note of the newly established study space – suitable for small groups or individuals.

Books on the move!

Amongst this huge pile of books, the counselling, learning disability and evidence based medicine sections are waiting to be relocated.

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It’s all part of the plan to consolidate the resources in the library, making it more convenient for readers to find what they need.  As soon as the bookshelves have been moved, normal service will be resumed!

Clinics of North America series – last few available

FREE BOOKS

There’s still time to visit the Staff Library and choose any of the Clinics of North America series as well as a number of our archived journals.  Sadly we will not have room for these when we eventually move to our new location at New Alderley later this summer.

Come along and see if there’s anything you or your colleagues could use.  We really would like to find someone who can put them to good use.

 

 

 

FREE come and collect Journals

Journal Stock Review

The Staff Library is relocating to New Alderley in August, and due to space restrictions we are offering the following journals and hardback ‘Clinics series’ books FREE to anyone who can use them.

  • Anaesthesia / New Scientist           
  • Arch Diseases of Childhood          
  • Education and Practice       
  • Fetal and Neonatal              
  • EMJ                                                                          
  • NEJM
  • Journal of International Med Research
  • QJM               
  • Nursing Times:          2006 and earlier
  • Nursing Standard:     2010 and earlier
  • MDDIRS:                    2010 and earlier

All but the last 12 months of the group below are available:

  • BJS                
  • JRSM
  • HSJ
  • Lancet
  • Medicine
  • Surgery

 

Clinics series (Hardbacks)

** all stock available except ‘Clinics in Developmental Medicine’

 

  • Emergency Med       
  • Endocrinology          
  • Gastro                                  
  • Geriatrics                  
  • Medicine                   
  • Clinical Orthopaedics & Orthopaedics      
  • Paediatrics                           
  • Rheumatology          
  • Surgery                      

Many archived journals are available, with the exception of Analytical Toxicology.

FREE come and collect Journals

Journal Stock Review

The Staff Library is relocating to New Alderley in August, and due to space restrictions we are offering the following journals and hardback ‘Clinics series’ books FREE to anyone who can use them.

  • Anaesthesia / New Scientist
  • Arch Diseases of Childhood
  • Education and Practice
  • Fetal and Neonatal
  • EMJ
  • NEJM
  • Journal of International Med Research
  • QJM
  • Nursing Times:          2006 and earlier
  • Nursing Standard:     2010 and earlier
  • MDDIRS:                    2010 and earlier

All but the last 12 months of the group below are available:

  • BJS
  • JRSM
  • HSJ
  • Lancet
  • Medicine
  • Surgery

Clinics series (Hardbacks)

** all stock available except ‘Clinics in Developmental Medicine’

  • Emergency Med
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastro
  • Geriatrics
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Orthopaedics & Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgery

Many archived journals are available, with the exception of Analytical Toxicology.

Journals and books – free to collect

Journal Stock Review

The Staff Library is relocating to New Alderley in August and due to space restrictions we are offering the following journals and hardback ‘Clinics series’ books FREE to anyone who can use them.

  • Anaesthesia / New Scientist
  • Arch Diseases of Childhood
  • Education and Practice
  • Fetal and Neonatal
  • EMJ
  • NEJM
  • Journal of International Med Research
  • QJM
  • Nursing Times:          2006 and earlier
  • Nursing Standard:     2010 and earlier
  • MDDIRS:                    2010 and earlier

All but the last 12 months of the group below are available:

  • BJS
  • JRSM
  • HSJ
  • Lancet
  • Medicine
  • Surgery

Clinics series (Hardbacks)

** all stock available except ‘Clinics in Developmental Medicine’

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Orthopaedics & Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgery

Many archived journals are available, with the exception of Analytical Toxicology.

Please contact us on 01625 66 1362
or
by email ecn-tr.stafflibrary@nhs.net to register your interest.

Please note collection will be on a ‘first come – first served’ basis.

 

Step by step approach to Microsoft Qualification

A few years ago the Cheshire ICT Service registered as an Microsoft Office Specialist Testing Centre and in 2011, NHS Connecting for Health successfully negotiated a contract with Microsoft for NHS Staff to complete the exams for free.

In addition NHS Connecting for Health provided some funds to purchase Microsoft Office books to help staff study towards the Microsoft Office Specialist Qualification.  If you are interested in knowing more about this course you should contact Cheshire ICT’s training team at cheshireict.training@nhs.net

The good news is that enough books have been purchased to distribute between the staff libraries at East Cheshire and West Cheshire. 

The books cover the popular applications of MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook. There is a choice of versions (2003, 2007 and some 2010) and 2 different book styles.

Learners may choose from the larger spiral bound books which have a colour, easy to follow layout featuring numbered instructions, illustrations and test yourself quizzes. The other ‘Step by Step’ series, is more text based but still covers the key points clearly.  Both series include support material on CD Rom.
It is hoped that the books will help staff to learn how to use the Office packages more efficiently from work or at home.

Join in the SIX Book Challenge

The Six Book Challenge invites readers to read six books and record their reading in a diary in order to receive a certificate and the chance to enter a national prize draw.

The Reading Agency launched the Six Book Challenge in 2008. Since then an estimated 47,500 people have registered for the scheme and 17,000 have completed it.

Who takes part?
– Around 100 prisons and YOIs took part in 2011 at least doubling their involvement
– 90 workplaces were involved in 2011 including Boots, Wincanton Logistics, Transport for London, McVitie’s and over 20 NHS Trusts.

The Staff Library is the place to start – come along and see the range of titles and choose from either short stories or perhaps you might prefer a more substantial read. We have something for every taste – fiction, non fiction, sci-fi or biographical. Why not bring a colleague, browse the shelves and have a coffee?

The great BOOK Exchange!

Come along to the Staff Library any lunchtime next week Feb 13- 17 and take part in our first Book Exchange. It’s an opportunity to meet other readers and swap paperbacks you have read for something new.  No money needed. Bring 1 book or 6 and take a few minutes to browse the shelves over a cup of tea or coffee.

You don’t have to swap. If anyone simply wants to donate some of their books, we will be happy to take them.

New leisure books for October

Out with the old and in with the new!  That seems to be the theme this month with our leisure collection.  Just to give you a flavour of what is on offer, some of the new leisure titles are listed below. 

Ayres, Pam With these hands
Briffa, Dr. John Natural health for kids
Binchy, Maeve Minding Frankie
Brooks, Libby The story of childhood: growing up in modernBritain
Bryson, Bill Notes from a small island
Carrell, JL The Shakespeare secret
Chadwick,Elizabeth The winter mantle
du Maurier, Daphne Julius
Elmes, Simon And now on radio 4
Gorman, Dave American unchained
Hall,William 70 not out

There are many more so why not call in, have a coffee and browse the shelves whilst you make your selection.

New Clinical Books: October 2011

The following table shows the latest clinical books to be added to the library stock.

Association of Breast Surgery Association of Breast Surgery: yearbook 2011
Browse, Norman L Browse’s introduction to the investigation and management of surgical disease
Browse, Norman L Browse’s introduction to the symptoms and signs of surgical disease
Campbell, Dianne Get through MRCGP: AKT
Dubb, Sukhpreet Singh 500 single best answers in medicine
Fritsch, Sandra L Interface between paediatrics and children’s mental health
Gopee, Neil Leadership and management in healthcare
Khan, Khalid Systematic reviews to support evidence-based medicine
Koch, Tom Disease maps: epidemics on the ground
National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) Quick reference guide: Autism: recognition, referral and diagnosis of children and young people on the autistic spectrum
National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) Quick reference guide: Multiple Pregnancy: the management of twin and triplet pregnancies in the antenatal period
NephroCare NHS Dialysis unit patient guide: information book and DVD for patients, their families and carers
Sharples, Kath Preceptorship for newly registered nurses
Syed, Irfan EMQs in clinical medicine

Lightening your load

This tip is prompted by the recent experience of one Library user.

Late one afternoon last week, a member of staff came into the library, bowed down under the weight of several library books. A couple of them were substantial; real heavyweights, the sort which make your arms ache just to look at them.

The books were unloaded on to the counter, in date.  “No fine?” they breathed, beaming with relief and triumph.  “Correct, no fine”, I replied.  “Are you returning them”?  “No, I haven’t finished yet, could I renew them please?”.  Relief turned to chagrin when it was gently pointed out that all you have to do to renew books is to telephone us on 01625 661362 or email us at ecn-tr.stafflibrary@nhs.net

Please don’t make the same mistake. Ring don’t wrestle!

World Mental Health Day: 10/10/12

World Mental Health Day, 10 October 2012

The 10 October 2011 is World Mental Health Day, an event celebrated all around the world.  World Mental Health Day aims to get us all talking openly about mental illnesses and the treatment and preventions that are available to us all.

It is thought that 154 million people around the world suffer from depression, so it’s likely that you or someone you know will be affected by mental illness during your lifetime.

There is a display at Macclesfield District General Hospital along the canteen corridor and the list below provides just a small selection of the books available in our library.

  • The Guide to Mental Health for Nurses in primary care
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005 : training sets
  • What are the Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards?
  • The health of the nation key area handbook: mental illness
  • Oxfordhandbook of mental health nursing
  • ABC of mental health
  • Introducing mental health : a practical guide
  • Managing crisis and risk in mental health nursing
  • Biological aspects of mental health nursing
  • Forget me not: mental health services for older people

Booking out books made simple

Anyone wanting to borrow books from the Staff Library outside normal working hours, can now do so, thanks to a new and easy procedure.  Just complete your details at the reception desk, naming the books you intend to borrow and you will receive a text message next day advising you of their return date.

This should be of particular benefit to night staff or ‘early bird’ users who visit the Library at quiet times.

The Overcoming series: self-help on a range of topics

In the self-help category of the Leisure section we have a range of books which all use cognitive behavioural techniques.

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue:   Burgess, Mary, 2009
Overcoming Anger and Irritability:   Davies, William,  2009
Overcoming Low Self-esteem:  Fennell, M,   2009
Overcoming Depression:   Gilbert, Paul, 2009
Overcoming Anxiety:   Kennerley, Helen,  2009
Overcoming Childhood Trauma:  Kennerly, Helen  2009

NEW BOOKS: Nursing – June 2011

Ackley, Betty J. Nursing diagnosis handbook: an evidence-based guide to planning care 2011 616.075
Bach, Shirley Communication and interpersonal skills for nurses 2009 610.730699
Bond, Meg Skills of clinical supervision for nurses: a practical guide for supervisees, clinical supervisors and managers 2010 610.730683
Burns, Nancy Understanding nursing research: building an evidence-based practice 2011 610.73072
Carvalho, Sally Fundamental aspects of legal, ethical and professional issues in nursing 2011 174.29073
Cassedy, Paul First steps in clinical supervision: a guide for healthcare professionals 2010 610.730699
Drolet, Beth A. Birthmarks of medical significance 2010 / October 618.92
Eslick, Guy D. Paediatric chest pain 2010/December 618.92
Griffith, Richard Law and professional issues in nursing 2010 344.420414
Harver, Andrew Asthma, health and society 2010 616.238
Holland, Karen Applying the Roper-Logan-Tierney model in practice 2008 610.73011
Holt, Tim ABC of diabetes 2010 616.412
International conference on harmonisation of technical requirements for registration of pharmaceuticals for human use ICH harmonised tripartite guideline for good clinical practice 1996 / June 362.1068
Jagoda, Andy Seizures 2011 / Feb 617.1
Kubler-Ross,Elizabeth On death and dying: what the dying have to teach doctors, nurses, clergy and their own families 2009 155.937
Marks, David F. Health psychology: theory, research and practice 2011 610.19
Mazurek, Bernadette Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare: a guide to best practice 2011 362.105
Ng, Vicky Lee Optimization of outcomes for children after solid organ transplantation 2010 / April 618.92
Parrott, Roxanne Talking about health: why communication matters 2009 610.696
Peate, Ian Nursing care and the activities of living 2010 610.73
Rebar, Cherie R. Understanding nursing research: using research in evidence-based practice 2011 610.73072
Reid, Norma G. Research methods and statistics in health care 1987 378.0072
Rolfe,Gary Critical reflection in practice: generating knowledge for care 2011 610.7301
Rovensky, Jozef Dictionary of rheumatology 2009 616.723
RoyalCollegeofNursing Making nursing visible: valuing our contribution to high quality patient-centred care 2011 /June 610.73011
Shields, Linda Perioperative care of the child: a nursing manual 2010 617.98
Stables, Dot Physiology in childbearing with anatomy and related biosciences 2010 612.62
Walsh, Danny The nurse mentor’s handbook: supporting students in clinical practice 2010 610.730699
Weber, Janet R. Nurses’ handbook of health assessment 2010 610.73