Changes to paper journal collection

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NICE and Elsevier have announced that access to The Lancet (electronic) will continue to be made available for a further 12 months (1 January 2015 – 31 December 2015).

In order to secure equitable access to The Lancet we have had to negotiate the removal of access to the print version of the journal.

You will no longer receive a print copy of the Lancet from 1 January 2015.

The Staff Library will however, still be accepting those paper journals which we receive as donations, including HSJ.

 

 

World Alzheimer’s Month 2014

World Alzheimer’s Month 2014

September 2014 sees the third international campaign to raise awareness through World Alzheimer’s Month.  This year the theme is ‘Dementia: Can we reduce the risk?’ and looks at how we can adopt healthier brain lifestyles.

Some useful websites andopendementia elearning resources.

Well worth a look in QIPP

“The Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPPcollection is intended to be a resource for everyone in the NHS, public health and social care for making decisions about patient care or the use of resources.”

As part of NICE Evidence (National Institute for Clinical Excellence), this site is well worth exploring and encourages submissions from others. Here are some sample topics which give a flavour of the collection:

  • Giving intravenous iron in patients’ homes and community hospitals

    The rural geography of Cornwall means that many patients needed to travel for up to 1 hour to receive a dose of intravenous iron. This journey time increased during the summer because of the extra traffic caused by seasonal …

    QIPP, 22 August 2013 – Publisher: Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust – Publication type: Quality and productivity collection examples

    read summary

  • Diabetes inpatient care: ThinkGlucose programme

    ThinkGlucose is designed to improve the care of people with diabetes when they are admitted to hospital. Patients with a secondary diagnosis of diabetes who receive the right care for their diabetes are able to return home fitter, more safely and ….

    QIPP, 20 June 2013 – Publisher: NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement – Publication type: Quality and productivity collection examples

    read summary

  • Safety Express: a national pilot to deliver harm free care

    The QIPP Safe Care workstream launched its pilot, ‘Safety Express’, in January 2011. Over 1000 frontline staff in England worked collaboratively with a shared aim to deliver ‘harm-free’ care, defined as the absence of pressure ulcers, falls, …

    QIPP, 20 June 2013 – Publisher: QIPP Safe Care Programme, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and University of Central Lancashire – Publication type: Quality and productivity collection examples

    read summary

  • Self management for chronic knee pain: using group physiotherapy to teach exercises and coping strategies

    Chronic peripheral joint pain (usually labelled osteoarthritis) is a major cause of suffering, physical disability, psychosocial distress, and direct and indirect healthcare and socioeconomic costs. Pain induced limitation of mobility and

    QIPP, 09 April 2013 – Publisher: Sevenoaks District General Hospital – Publication type: Quality and productivity collection examples

    read summary

  • Wireless working in hospitals: Improving efficiency and safety of out-of hours

    Coordination and communication between hospital wards and team members has been a major issue locally and nationally. Standard pager and landline telephone systems are prone to delays. When pagers are answered, tasks must be interrupted to …

    QIPP, 09 April 2013 – Publisher: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – Publication type: Quality and productivity collection examples

    read summary

Athens opens door to a wealth of information

If you haven’t yet registered for an Athens account, then you don’t know what you’re missing!  It’s quick, free and easy to register, just CLICK HERE  where you will be given a username and invited to set up a password.  Once you have these, simply by visiting NICE Evidence at https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/ you will have access to all these online resources.  Brilliant!

123Doc: ebooks and online courses_ 123Doc provides ebooks in all fields of medicine as well as online courses for the postgraduate exams such as MRCP, MRCPCH, MRCS, GPST…. ebooks are from major medical publishers such as OUP, Blackwell, Radcliffe, Manson Publishing…

Best Practice Best Practice provides the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion – presented in a step-by-step approach, covering diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention. It provides a second opinion in an instant, without the need for checking
BMJ Journals Collection
  BMJ Journals Collection comprises of 22 leading medical titles on specialist clinical areas, public health and evidence-based medicine. Available in print and online.
BMJ Learning
  BMJ Learning is an interactive website designed for all healthcare professionals to support their personal development, learning and CME (Continuing Medical Education) needs.
BNF and BNF for children – from Medicines Complete
 Guidance on the actions and uses of drugs prescribed in the UK
British National Formulary 
The official website of the British National Formulary, providing UK Healthcare professionals with authoritative and practical information on the selection and clinical use of medicines in a clear, concise and accessible manner.
EBSCOhost databases 
EBSCO offers the largest scholarly full text collections in the world covering virtually every area of academic study, as well as linking technology integrating library resources, essentially creating a one-stop research environment for researchers.
Informa Healthcare 
Publisher of over 170 pharmaceutical, life science and medical journals, Informa Healthcare provides a wealth of high impact research and review journals
internurse.com 
  Online archive of 9000+ peer-reviewed nursing and midwifery articles from MA Healthcare Ltd publications
JAMA Network Journals 
  JAMA Network Journals publish original high quality, high impact clinical and research articles on a diverse range of medical topics.
Map of Medicine 
 The Map of Medicine is an online knowledge resource that visually organises the latest medical research evidence and best patient practice guidelines.
Micromedex (Health Care Series, Martindale) Funded by the NW Health Care Libraries Unit Unbiased, authoritative drug, acute care, toxicology, patient, education and alternative medicine databases providing trusted clinical decision support.
MyiLibrary
 MyiLibrary provides a faster and easier way to access collections of books, reports, journals, bulletins and other documents published by inter-governmental organisations such as the World Bank, United Nations and International Labour Organisation.
NHS Evidence Journals and Databases 
The NHS Evidence Journals and Databases service brings together all NHS library and information services, and working with other service providers, this aims to deliver the best health library service to all NHS staff, students, patients and carers.
NICE BNF and BNFC Mobile Applications
 Mobile Application access to the British National Formulary (BNF) and British National Formulary for children (BNFC)
Ovid Online
  Access to databases and full text for the HealthCare and Academic communities. Such as AMED, British Nursing Index, Cinahl, Embase, IBSS, Inspec, Medline, PsycInfo & Journals@Ovid.
Oxfordonline.com: Funded by the NW Health Care Libraries Unit and some NW NHS Trusts Products hosted on the oxfordonline.com domain including Oxford Medical Handbooks Online
Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Funded by the NW Health Care Libraries Unit The foremost international textbook of medicine. Unrivalled in its coverage of the scientific aspects and clinical practice of internal medicine and its subspecialties, it is a fixture in the offices and wards of physicians around the world.
ProQuest New Platform 
ProQuest Online Databases.
Royal Marsden Manual Online: Funded by the NW Health Care Libraries Unit The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures Online Edition. Complete clinical procedure management online!
SAGE Journals Journal content
 JUST ADDED (PDFs, html abstracts) delivery platform.
ScienceDirect 
 Access over 1500 scientific, technical & medical peer-reviewed journals from Elsevier Science and other publishers. Search over 40 million abstracts from scientific articles. Link out to articles from over 80 other publishers.
UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicine Guide 
The UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide Online provides online access to key information and advice needed for the safe and effective administration of many injectable medicines.
Wiley Online Library
  Access an extensive range of quality journals, reference works and Current Protocols online, covering a range of scientific, medical, technical and professional disciplines. 
Your RSM Press Journals
  Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

NHS Athens re-branded as OpenAthens

nice_nhs_evidenceOpenAthens, formerly NHS Athens,  is an access management system provided by Eduserv, which enables eligible users to access the online content (see below).  Registration for OpenAthens is free by going online and completing a simple form at https://register.athensams.net/nhs/nhseng/  It is best to register from an NHS computer and you will need to quote your NHS email address.  Once this is done you will receive an activation email together with your username.

Your personal username and password will provide access to NICE Evidence Services (a suite of services that provide internet access to high quality authoritative evidence and best practice) formerly known as NHS Evidence.  The services cover health, social care and public health evidence.  Evidence Services aim to help professionals make better and quicker evidence based decisions. NICE Evidence Services consists of the following 6 resources

  • Evidence Search which provides free open access to a unique index of selected and authoritative health and social care evidence-based information.
  • Healthcare Database Advanced Search (HDAS), which provides access to an extensive set of journals and bibliographic databases. These are purchased by NICE on behalf of the NHS.
  • Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) which provide primary care practitioners with access to evidence-based guidance on over 300 key conditions presenting in primary care.
  • BNF microsite which provides open access to BNF content across the UK.
  • UK DUETS, a database of Evidence Uncertainties which provides research funders and researchers access to the ‘known unknowns’ in the evidence base.
  • Bulletins, Alerts and Evidence Awareness service which helps busy professionals keep up to date with important new evidence.

If you need any assistance signing up for OpenAthens or using any of the NICE Evidence Services, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Library staff.

01625661362 or email ecn-tr.stafflibrary@nhs.net