Archive for April, 2012

New Evidence Updates from NHS Evidence

From NICE…

NHS Evidence – a service provided by NICE, is producing Evidence Updates to help health and social care professionals keepup-to-date with new research, and support them in making evidence-based decisions in a focused and time-efficient manner.

While Evidence Updates do not replace current accredited guidance they do highlight new evidence that might generate a future change in practice.

The latest Evidence Update ‘Depression in Adults: Evidence Update April 2012’ focuses on a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline 91 ‘Depression in adults with a chronic physical health problem: treatment and management’ (2009).

By producing Evidence Updates, NHS Evidence seeks to reduce the need for individuals, managers and commissioners to search for new evidence and to inform guidance developers of new evidence in their field. 

 In producing the Evidence Update, more than 6,400 pieces of evidence were searched, of which 29have been chosen for publication. An Evidence Update Advisory Group, comprised of subject experts, has reviewed the prioritised evidence and provided a commentary.

Dr Anna Higgitt, Consultant Psychiatrist, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust said: The results of this Evidence Update clearly do add weight to the previous guidance. However, importantly, they also highlight the need for continued research, for example in relation to the stepped care model.”

 Your help in disseminating ‘Depression in Adults: Evidence Update April 2012’

to your and colleagues through your bulletins and e-communications would be much appreciated.


We would also welcome your feedback on the Evidence Update, what you like about it and how you think it could be improved. You can send your comments through to



April 25, 2012 at 11:14 am Leave a comment

Library Refurbishment Update – April 2012

A design team involving Library, Administration, Academic and NHS staff as well as Student representatives has finalised a design for the refurbishment of the silent study area.  Seating capacity in this area will be increased from 120 to over 200 study spaces in a modern, light and comfortable space.  This large area will be split into three distinct spaces with two large, glass partitions allowing for some flexibility in use.  Wifi will be available throughout the space and many desks will have access to power for laptop use.  Ventilation and lighting will be appropriate for numbers and use with many desks having task lighting to improve the comfort and usability of the spaces.

There will be a “quiet” zone with some comfortable seating, a selection of current print journals (e.g. BMJ, Lancet, Nursing Times etc) and a staffed enquiries desk.

We have consulted with the Disabilities Advisor to ensure that the design is DDA compliant and will be as user friendly as possible.

In order to generate space for the refurbishment a large proportion of our print journals stock will be stored in the University of London Depository Library at Egham.  A small number of titles will be returned to roller racking in the refurbished space once the work has been completed (those titles to which we have print access only).

Work in the Library will begin on 16th July 2012 and we hope to be able to have full access to the refurbished area by mid- October.

  Any queries please contact Sue David (

April 24, 2012 at 9:37 am Leave a comment

Free online database training available to NHS Staff

CINAHL with full-text and Health Business Elite training on Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS) for NHS England

As part of the contract with the NHS, EBSCO Publishing is offering free online training sessions to NHS England users through the HDAS interface on NHS Evidence.  These sessions are open to anyone within NHS England.

This training will last up to 1 hour.  There will be opportunity to ask questions throughout and at the end of the session.  Your trainer for these sessions will be Richard Crookes [] previously a healthcare librarian in NHS England, now a Training Specialist for EBSCO in the UK and Ireland.

Session Dates and Booking information

 You will need a PC with internet access to take part in the session and either a telephone or headphones to listen to the audio.  The available sessions are listed below.  Please click on the date of your choice and you will be directed to a self registration page.

 CINAHL sessions:



Monday 14th May 2012 2.00pm

Tuesday 29th May 2012 10.30am

Tuesday 19th June 2012 10.30am

Wednesday 27th June 2012 1.30pm

Thursday 5th July 2012 2.00pm

Thursday 19th July 2012 10.00am

Health Business Elite sessions

Tuesday 22nd  May 2012 10.00am

Thursday 21st June 2012 2.00pm

Wednesday 11th  July  2012 10.00am

 You will be registered automatically.  If you haven’t received your confirmation after 2 hours please check your junk / spam email folder.  If you have any questions please get in touch with Richard Crookes

April 18, 2012 at 3:27 pm Leave a comment

NHS Evidence up and running again

The problem from earlier has now been resolved. If you are still receiving the error message please try restarting your browser by closing it down and re-opening it or pressing F5. If you are still experiencing problems after this then please let me know by emailing Lynsey at


April 10, 2012 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

NHS Evidence

There is currently a problem with the NHS Healthcare Databases site.  If you try and login with your Athens password you may find it gives you a server error.  The problem has been reported, please try again later or watch this blog for updates.

April 10, 2012 at 9:26 am Leave a comment

New Netbooks now available in the Library

The Library now has 24 netbooks for use in the Library.  They can be borrowed from the netbook trolley which is located beside the photocopy booth. They are available during opening hours, and are for use in the Library only.

NHS Staff will need a St George’s username and password to log in. (the same one that you use to access the Library computers) If you do not have one alreafy you can get one from the Library Helpdesk. 

These Netbooks will give you internet access in the Library and allow you to print via the Network printers.


April 3, 2012 at 8:41 am Leave a comment

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