Archive for October, 2011

Keep up to date with new evidence

St George’s Knowledge Update is a new current awareness service from St George’s Library for NHS staff .

It collates updates from journals and health organisations by subject so you can easily focus on what is most relevant to you. Some of the areas covered are:

Emergency & Critical Care
General Interest (includes BMJ, Lancet, NEJM and JAMA)
Respiratory Medicine

Any article from a journal in a Green box is available using an Athens login- click on a title to proceed. For more information about the service click here.


October 26, 2011 at 3:50 pm Leave a comment

Journal access this weekend

Due to some scheduled website maintenance by Proquest (one of our journal providers) you may find some journals will be unavailable from 10pm Saturday evening (15th October) to 10am on Sunday morning (16th October).  If you do have any problems accessing articles during this time please try again outside of theis maintenance period.  If you are still having problems contact the Library for further help.

October 14, 2011 at 11:56 am Leave a comment

Problems with NHS Healthcare Databases

NHS Evidence are experiencing a server systems issue which is affecting  the Journals & Databases area of the site.   If you are a NHS user who uses the NHS Healthcare databases to search you will find this problem is causing the site to run very slowly.  We have been advised that the NHS Evidence  systems team are working hard to investigate the cause of the problem and hope to rectify it as soon as possible.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

October 13, 2011 at 9:22 am Leave a comment

Updated topics on Prodigy

The following PRODIGY topics have been updated and issued on 4 October.
·         Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease now includes the new NICE recommendations from its COPD Quality Standard document for people receiving long-term oxygen therapy.
New evidence from a large systematic review and meta-analysis has also been incorporated to include updated evidence which found that compared with placebo, Spiriva Respimat® 5 micrograms/day was associated with a statistically significant increased risk of mortality.
·         Immunizations – seasonal influenza has been updated to reflect new guidance from the Department of Health’s Immunization against infectious disease – ‘The Green Book’. New recommendations on guidance on egg allergy are now included.
·         Influenza – seasonal has also been updated to include the revised guidance from the Department of Health’s Immunization against infectious disease – ‘The Green Book’.

October 10, 2011 at 12:21 pm Leave a comment

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