Children and young people can have a wide range of life limiting conditions and may sometimes live with such conditions for many years. This guideline recommends that end of life care be managed as a long term process that begins at the time of diagnosis of a life limiting condition and entails planning for the future. Sometimes it may begin before the child’s birth. It is part of the overall care of the child or young person and runs in parallel with other active treatments for the underlying condition itself. Finally, it includes those aspects related to the care of the dying.
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.
The government and NHS leaders must set out a clear and compelling plan for expanding the use of digital technology to avoid losing the commitment of clinicians, the King’s Fund has said.
Digital technology can transform how patients engage with services, drive improvements in efficiency and care coordination, and help people manage their health and wellbeing, the think tank said in its report, A Digital NHS?
However, it said that expectations might have been set too high amid financial and operational pressures and that there was a lack of clarity about the funding available to support the work.
The BMA has warned that planned new digital NHS services, including an online “symptom checker,” should not replace patients’ direct access to GPs.
Brian Balmer, who chairs the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee, said that any new technology that improved patient care and access was to be welcomed, especially if it made appointment booking easier. But he said, “The proposed symptom checker is not the same as a consultation with a GP and should not be considered as such.”
The Library & Knowledge Service purchased a large number of new books last month ~ view a selection of the new titles here.
All members of East Cheshire NHS Trust staff, students on placement and volunteers are able to borrow books from the Library.
Contact the Library for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01625 66 1362.
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.
If you would like to find out more or have any questions please phone us on 01625 661362 or send us an email.
The Working with Substance Use online resources are for health and social care professionals. The main aim of these resources is to provide you with a basic understanding of a number of substance-related topics to inform and develop your practice.
They include presentations, film clips from experts (both service users and professionals), animations, individual and group exercises, and practice scenarios to help apply your learning. They also offer suggestions for future study and personal development.
You can find them at https://workingwithsubstanceuse.wordpress.com/
The new Caring Together Induction Pack is now available online.
The intention is to promote the pack to all new starters with health and social care organisations commissioning or providing services for the people of Eastern Cheshire. Organisations include third sector partners and providers of social housing.
For the avoidance of doubt, the pack is not relevant to employees involved exclusively in commissioning or providing services outside Eastern Cheshire. This pack is to be made available with immediate effect to new recruits, either salaried or voluntary.
At the end of every third month, a member of the Caring Together team will send managers a link to a brief online survey for new recruits to complete. This will enable them to measure awareness of the pack and the extent to which it is achieving its aim of improving understanding of Caring Together. Consultees will have the option to remain anonymous as the purpose of the survey is not to test individuals’ knowledge or pay attention to people who don’t answer all the questions correctly!
While the principal aim of the survey is to ensure that new starters are introduced to Caring Together as soon as practicable, the pack can also be shared with colleagues more widely. Reference copies of the pack are also available in the Staff Library (Top Floor, New Alderley House).
Many thanks to all in anticipation of your support for this important initiative to promote understanding of – and engagement in – our transformation programme.
The 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.
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 (email@example.com), Amanda Gardner (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Anne Webb (email@example.com) – we will be happy to create an account for eligible staff members.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience these may cause.
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.
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.
There 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.
If 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!
We now have a section aimed directly at GPs on the library website, currently containing information about resources available, news and useful contact details. We always welcome feedback on content, layout and anything else – if you’d like something added, just let us know using the feedback page!
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
Each month the Library and Knowledge Service will be highlighting a particular e-resource, providing details about how to gain access and also explaining its uses.
This month we are focusing on Oxford Medicine Online, a resource from Oxford University Press, providing access to their prestigious medical collection and bringing together authoritative texts by world-renowned authors. These e books can be accessed both on and off site, you can search for topics or browse to titles of interest.
By logging in with your NHS Athens account you can access:
- Oxford Textbook of Medicine, covering the scientific aspects and clinical practice of internal medicine and its sub-specialties
- The Oxford Medical Handbooks: The renowned pocket handbooks designed for broad medical readership.
- The Oxford Specialist Handbooks: A collection of comprehensive pocket guides for challenging areas of medical and surgical practice. They provide an overview of clearly defined procedures, skills, guidelines and technologies along with practical tips and case studies,
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 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
A blog post from the King’s Fund about the possibility of a single NHS portal for all services. NHS.uk is currently the site NHS Choices, an information site for patients who want to know about information about health and local services amongst other things, but the possibility is being mooted of it being the one stop portal for booking appointments, managing repeat prescriptions, and (eventually) for accessing health records and care plans.
Please note that the Library and Knowledge Service will not be staffed over this Bank Holiday weekend. You are still welcome to use the books, computers, self-service machine and other resources Saturday to Monday, using your staff badge to swipe into the building out of hours, but there will be no members of staff available for enquiries.
We will be available once again from 8.30am on Tuesday 1st September. We hope you have a good Bank Holiday!
This is a systematic review article from BMJ looking into the evidence around the title from article published between 1997 to August 2014.
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!
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.