Archive for February, 2012

New look Clinical Evidence

BMJ Clinical Evidence comprises a database of high-quality, rigorously developed systematic overviews assessing the benefits and harms of treatments, and a suite of EBM resources and training materials.

Access the new look Clinical Evidence homepage at

Click on show conditions on the homepage to browse the list of conditions covered and then click on a condition to see overviews of the topic, latest evidence on best treatments, guidelines and  other useful references

To access the full resource you will need login using your NHS Athens username and password (top right hand corner of the screen.)


February 28, 2012 at 2:37 pm Leave a comment

Today’s Pop Up Library session cancelled

The Pop Up Library session due to be held outside Lanesborough Wing restaurant has been cancelled.
This is due to reasons beyond our control.

If you were intending on coming along this lunchtime, please do come into the Library and staff at the Helpdesk and in our Research Enquiries Office will be happy to answer any questions you have.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused

February 28, 2012 at 12:34 pm Leave a comment

Health and Social Care Bill explained

The Health and Social Care Bill is now in its Report Stage in the House of Lords.
The Department of Health has published a series of factsheets on the Health and Social Care Bill to explain particular topics contained in the Bill.
Collectively these factsheets cover:

  • an overview of the Bill and the case for change
  • the key policy areas in the Bill
  • the cross-cutting themes of the Bill

The factsheets can be downloaded from the Department of Health website

February 21, 2012 at 10:31 am Leave a comment

Access to Zetoc via Athens

NHS Athens users will lose access to Zetoc from 1st April 2012 onwards.  This is due to a change in the terms and conditions for access to Zetoc which the NHS cannot comply with.

February 20, 2012 at 3:38 pm Leave a comment

Visiting the Library

To access the main Library & Computer rooms you will need your Library card.  (This may be your Trust ID card or a Library Access card that we have given you)  The barcode on this card is your Library ID number you will need this to get a password for the University computers and to borrow/renew books.

If you do not have a library card please visit the desk during staffed hours (Mon-Fri 8am -6pm)  in order to complete your registration.

Outside of staffed hours you will not be able to access the Library without a valid card.

February 20, 2012 at 3:21 pm Leave a comment

Accessing Clinical Evidence

If you are having trouble accessing content on BMJ’s Clinical Evidence site, please make that in addition to signing in with your Athens password you also then register with the site itself and sign in on the site too.  This will ensure you are able to see full content on the site.

February 20, 2012 at 3:19 pm Leave a comment

Prodigy (formerly CKS) latest updates

PRODIGY is a reliable source of evidence-based information and practical ‘know how’ about the common conditions managed in primary care.
The following topics have been updated to include new evidence and recommendations published by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH), the Quality and outcomes framework guidance for GMS contract 2011/12 and manufacturers’ summary of product characteristics (SPC).

The referral information for a transient ischaemic attack in the Stroke and TIA topic has been amended in line with the Quality and outcomes framework guidance for GMS contract 2011/12.

February 14, 2012 at 10:27 am Leave a comment

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