Archive for September, 2011

NHS Evidence site disruption

The NHS Evidence site will be undergoing essential maintenance between Friday 23rd September 3pm and Tuesday 27th September 6pm. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this period.


September 23, 2011 at 8:39 am Leave a comment

Patient information leaflets for people with learning disabilities

PRODIGY has launched a new set of materials on a range of health topics that are particularly relevant to the health of people with learning disabilities. The leaflets were commissioned by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities and written (by the Easyhealth team at Generate) with easy words and pictures, making them suitable to give patients with learning disabilities or indeed anyone who struggles with written information.

Topics include common conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes, obesity and thyroid problems.

For more information, see

September 21, 2011 at 10:16 am Leave a comment

BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care

The new BMJ journal BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care is currently available to NHS users via your NHS Athens username and password.

Launched in April, this international peer review journal is highly relevant for clinicians, researchers and other healthcare workers in all clinical services where supportive and palliative care is practiced.  The next issue is due to be published later this month.

This access will be available until the end of 2011.

September 20, 2011 at 8:30 am Leave a comment

New HIEC website launched…

On Tuesday 13 September, the South London Health Innovation and Education Cluster (HIEC) launced its new website and e-learning platform.

Developed over the last few months, it combines best practice resources with knowledge-sharing tools and a Moodle-based virtual learning environment.

Four areas of excellence were chosen as the initial focus for the South London HIEC; dementia, diabetes, infection prevention and control and stroke. Visit the site at to find out more.

September 14, 2011 at 3:44 pm Leave a comment

PRODIGY (Clinical Knowledge Summaries)

PRODIGY is a service that builds on and updates what was previously Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS)

Please note that The PRODIGY service is provided by Clarity Informatics Ltd  (a sister company of the Sowerby Centre for Health Informatics at Newcastle Ltd) and is not associated with NHS Evidence, NICE, NHS Institute of Improvement and Innovation, or the NHS in general.

PRODIGY  is freely available.

September 13, 2011 at 9:49 am Leave a comment

NHS Evidence site maintenance

The NHS Evidence site will be undergoing essential maintenance on Tuesday 13th September between 5pm and 6pm.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused during this period.

September 12, 2011 at 8:01 am Leave a comment

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