Archive for January, 2011

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January 18, 2011 at 12:46 pm Leave a comment

Free prize draw – Complete the survey for a chance to win £50 Amazon Vouchers

Remote  access to BMJ Best Practice will end on Monday 31st January 2011 when our trial period comes to an end.   If you have been using Best Practice please  fill in the evaluation survey to let us know what you think of the resource. All entrants will be entered into a prize draw for £50 Amazon vouchers.  The survey will remain active until Friday 4th February.

If you haven’t yet used Best Practice why not try it now?  BMJ describes the resource as giving “fast and easy access to reliable, up-to-date information for making diagnosis and treatment decisions at the point of care.”  You will need your NHS Athens username and password to access Best Practice outside the Library.  If you do not have an Athens account you can register for one here.

Please note that Best Practice will continue to be accessible by visiting the  Library after this trial period.

January 14, 2011 at 11:34 am Leave a comment

New look Health E-News

Health E-News is our Friday e-bulletin designed to keep you up to date with the latest health policy news from the week.  It has just been given a new look for 2011 so if you would like to start receiving your own copy of Health E-News directly to your inbox you can subscribe by clicking here.

January 11, 2011 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Clinical Knowledge Summaries- new content

To the uninitiated CKS is a source of evidence-based information and practical ‘know how’ about the common conditions managed in primary care. It is aimed at healthcare professionals working in primary and first-contact care.

The CKS team have recently added 8 new topics includingEdit

– Cervical cancer and HPV
– Diabetes type 1
– Diarrhoea – adults assessment
– Insulin therapy in type 1 diabetes
– Pancreatitis – acute
– Pancreatitis – chronic
– Pityriasis rosea
– Whooping cough

Link to these topics at

January 6, 2011 at 4:51 pm Leave a comment

NHS Evidence Changing May 2011

In May NHS Evidence will be launching new search and find facilities.

Key highlights include:

  • New clinician-driven clinical and medicines information topics providing enhanced access to relevant NICE guidance and pathways
  • A redesigned specialist evidence service,  replacing the current model of 30 specialist collections, will be integrated into the clinical topics.

More information is available here or you can follow NHS Evidence on Facebook or Twitter for progress updates.

January 4, 2011 at 3:19 pm Leave a comment

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