Archive for June, 2012

NHS databases and journals site planned maintenance Thursday 19th July

The NHS databases and electronic journals site will be down for planned maintenance on Thursday 19th July 5.00-6.00pm.  NHS Evidence apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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To celebrate the completion of two million learning modules BMJ Learning is throwing open their 1,000-strong collection of modules for free,  for everyone, for one week.

You can access hundreds of modules (not usually available)  free of charge any time during the week of July 2-9th.

All you have to do is register.
Go to: http://learning.bmj.com/learning/info/twomillionthmodule.html

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June 29, 2012 at 10:18 am 1 comment

BMJ Learning/ Best Practice Training Session now on Wednesday 4th July

Training Session
Wednesday  4th July
12.00- 1.30pm
Room H.1.9
(Library computer room)

SGUL Library and BMJ group invite you to come along to a BMJ led training session* to learn more about BMJ Learning and Best Practice – two products brought to you by the BMJ Group and available from SGUL Library.

*This event is open to NHS staff and to SGUL staff and students however please note there are limited spaces – book your place by emailing liblearn@sgul.ac.uk

Session content

Best Practice is used by clinicians all over the world, as it provides instant, reliable information about conditions without the need for checking multiple resources. It is a single source of evidence based medicine, which combines the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion – providing essential learning on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.

The session will provide you with all the information you need to:

  • Register
  • Search Conditions
  • Understand Types of Monographs from a learning and research point of view
  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • Evidence and Evidence Scores
  • Personalisation features
  • Drug and reference links
  • Remote/Mobile access


BMJ Learning is the leading international online learning resource for medical professionals. It contains over 900 evidence-based modules which are written by experts and cover a range of clinical and non-clinical topics.

We will provide you with information on:

  • Registration and logging on
  • Different types of modules available
  • How to search, select and complete modules
  • How to manage your learning with BMJ Portfolio

If you would like further information about this event, or about accessing these resources please contact: Karen John-Pierre, kjohn@sgul.ac.uk  or telephone 0208 725 5433.

June 29, 2012 at 8:55 am Leave a comment

Evidence Update June 2012

From NHS Evidence:

‘Constipation in children and young people: Evidence Update June 2012

‘Constipation in children and young people: Evidence Update June 2012’  https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/nhs-evidence-content/evidence-updates focuses on a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline 99 ‘Diagnosis and management of idiopathic childhood constipation in primary and secondary care’ (2010).

In producing the Evidence Update, 674 pieces of evidence were searched, of which eight have been chosen for publication. An Evidence Update Advisory Group, comprised of subject experts, has reviewed the prioritised evidence and provided a commentary.

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

 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. 

Your help in disseminating ‘Constipation in children and young people: Evidence Update June 2012’ https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/nhs-evidence-content/evidence-updates to your colleagues would be much appreciated.

June 25, 2012 at 2:17 pm Leave a comment

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Postponed- BMJ Group training session on 27th June

Due to circumstances beyond our control we are postponing the BMJ Group training session organized for the 27th June 2012.

We hope to be able to reschedule the event asap; as soon as this is confirmed we will publicize the event in the usual ways.

If you have any queries, please contact Karen John-Pierre, NHS Liaison Librarian, kjohn@sgul.ac.uk  or telephone 0208 725 5433.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

June 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm Leave a comment

Reading journals on your mobile device

Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press have both made it easy to read articles that the University subscribes to on your smartphone, tablet or Kindle.  Further information on how to access these and other resources via your mobile is available on our mobile resources page

June 20, 2012 at 11:46 am Leave a comment

Eyes on Evidence June 2012

Eyes on Evidence is a free monthly e-bulletin from NHS Evidence which covers significant new evidence as it emerges, with an explanation about what it means for current practice. The articles also contain hyperlinks to relevant articles, NHS Evidence and NICE guidance. In this month’s bulletin:

Diagnosis and treatment of first-episode psychosis
Mortality risk of antipsychotic treatment in people with dementia

Effects of antiplatelet therapy in people with chronic kidney disease

Relaxation techniques for pain management in labour

Antimuscarinic drugs for urinary incontinence in women

NHS Evidence now includes information from the Pelvic Pain Support Network

Cochrane quality and productivity topics

Evidence Updates

  • Improving outcomes in head and neck cancers.
  • Familial breast cancer.
  • Sedation in children and young people.

June 19, 2012 at 10:16 am Leave a comment

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