Best Practice App – all clear

There is a new release of the Best Practice app available on iTunes. The technical issues with the display of some treatment options in the previous version, which caused us to temporarily withdraw the app, have been resolved and all users should update to the new release at the earliest opportunity.

As a previous user the new release should be available to you as an update and free of charge. If you have any problems please contact our Customer Services team at support@bmjgroup.com

Health Information Week

Health Information Week
On Tuesday 3 July, as part of Health Information Week, Jan and Steve staked out a spot in the Staff Restaurant, Treetops just as the lunchtime rush began. With the aid of the latest technology, an iPAD, their aim was to raise awareness of the many quality eresources available to Trust and Community staff and students.

The iPAD was used to demonstrate the number of useful clinical and healthcare apps freely available for download to smartphone and iPAD users.  One such example was the BNF app. This provides users who have an Athens username and password (a must for every healthcare professional), that there is nothing to stop them from having the latest pharmacology advice and updates at their fingertips. No more scrabbling around the department looking for that one dog-eared copy!  If you have a clinical or healthcare  ‘app’ you would like to recommend, please let us know.

There were even some free books to give away. As part of the Staff Library’s stock downsizing prior to their move later this summer, a number of free hardback medical journals were passed on to new owners. Don’t worry if you didn’t manage to acquire one, it’s not too late to call in the Staff Library and see what else is available.

There was plenty of opportunity to discuss various topics such as how to register for Athens and what it enables registered users to access; how to book for training; who it was best to talk to regarding literature searching and there was also plenty of interest in Horizon Scanning – the library’s latest service.

Horizon Scanning (HS) aims to bring the latest news and information direct to an individual’s inbox. It is very easy to sign up to and if you are not completely satisfied you can unsubscribe at any time. Best of all the service is free and if your particular interest isn’t included on the list of subjects offered, then one of the Staff Library team, will be happy to customise something which is more suited to your exact needs.