Archive for December, 2008

NHS Athens redesign

This week some developments have happened to the  NHS Athens system. Below is a list of the most significant changes

  • There is now an additional login to Athens option on the top-right hand corner of the National Library for Health (NLH) at
  • Once logged in, an NHS Athens users can now find information about their account and change their registered organisation, email address and password by clicking My Account.
  • NHS staff can now automatically self-register for an Athens password on the NLH site from any computer, as long as they sign-up with an NHS email address. Self-registration from a non-NHS pc with a non- NHS email address will take up-to 15 working days.  Please note that the Library will still continue  with it’s current policy of registering NHS staff for Athens on their behalf when they join the library.
  • When NHS staff  self-register for an Athens password or request an email address or organisation change, they will be sent an activation link via email to complete the process.  They have 2 days to respond to an email address activation request and 60 days to respond to other request.
  • Users can now login to My Athens ( with their registered email address instead of a username, as long as no other Athens account uses the same NHS email address
  • NHS Athens users will now be automatically emailed 28 days before their Athens account is about to expire and be given a link to a web page where they can renew their account

For more information about these changes contact our NHS Athens adminstrator, Claire Carter on


December 18, 2008 at 12:40 pm Leave a comment

Changes to NHS e-journals page in the New Year

January 1st 2009 will see a revamp of the website NHS staff use to access over 3,000 electronic journals and St. George’s Library print journals information. The My Journals site at gives you access to full text electronic journals available to NHS staff  and details of print journals available in St. George’s Library for staff logging in with a Wandsworth PCT or St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust Athens password.

For a preview  visit  where the new A-Z look and feel  has already gone live.

As part of the revamp the My Journals Table of Contents Alerts service is being discontinued.  If you have any alerts in  the outgoing My Journals service you will need to set them up again in Zetoc to  receive emailed or RSS journal table of contents alerts. Contact the library for further details on ext 5441 (020 8725 5441)

December 18, 2008 at 10:46 am Leave a comment

NHS Evidence Update

In the Darzi report, High Quality For All, (published June 2008), NICE was asked to establish NHS Evidence. See our earlier post on NHS Evidence for an outline of this emerging service.

The blueprint for NHS Evidence, outlining the strategic aims of the service, can be now be found on the NICE website.

December 8, 2008 at 10:58 am Leave a comment

World class commissioning information

A new online information service designed to support the ongoing development of world class commissioning in the NHS has been launched  by The King’s Fund.The new service will provide a unique resource for health professionals and others with an interest in commissioning – it will showcase all the latest news and guidance on commissioning with the best evidence and examples of good practice and policy.
It will aim to be the first port of call for those involved in commissioning and well-being. The site offers high quality information and timely guides on the various types of commissioning and brings together work on commissioning processes, competencies such as collaborative working or engaging the public, as well as advice on developing knowledge and skills. The collection will be available from the Commissioning Specialist Library run by The King’s Fund on behalf of the National Library of Health.

December 5, 2008 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

Annual Evidence Updates

The National Library for Health Specialist Libraries produce Annual Evidence Updates that highlight current evidence for important healthcare topics.  This month the following updates will be published:

2nd December: Stroke (Stroke Specialist Library): http//

8th December: Spinal Diseases (Orthopaedic Specialist Library) :

December 1, 2008 at 5:36 pm Leave a comment

December Library Latest newsletter now published

Click here to see December’s edition of  Library Latest , the newsletter from St. George’s Library. It contains updates on the Library and its services as well as handy hints for using our resources.

If you work for the NHS in South West London and would like to go on the Library Latest electronic mailing list, please email with “Library Latest” in the email subject line.  And of course you can always keep up to date using this blog and the Library webpage.

December 1, 2008 at 5:22 pm Leave a comment

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