Archive for January, 2013

New Evidence Updates from NICE published



The latest NHS Evidence Updates have been published.

The new Evidence Updates focus on a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline 120 ‘Psychosis with coexisting substance misuse: assessment and management in adults and young people’ (2011) and a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline 122 ‘The recognition and initial management of ovarian cancer’ (2011). 

A full list of published NICE Evidence Updates by dates is availble on their website.

NICE Evidence Updates help to reduce the need for individuals, managers and commissioners to search for new evidence, and keep health and social care professionals up-to-date with new research. While Evidence Updates do not replace current accredited guidance and do not provide formal recommendations, they do highlight new evidence that health and social care professionals may wish to consider alongside current guidance.




January 21, 2013 at 11:34 am Leave a comment

Access to JAMA may be disrupted early hours of Friday morning

NHS Athens users please note that we have been informed that scheduled maintenance will be conducted by the providers of JAMA resources between the hours of 4-9am on Friday 25 January 2013.  As a result, this resource may not be available during this period. 


January 21, 2013 at 10:10 am Leave a comment

St George's Library blog

Due to adverse weather conditions, the Library will close at 5pm. The Computer Rooms will remain open as normal but this is subject to change.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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January 18, 2013 at 2:32 pm Leave a comment

Problems with BNF App

A recent upgrade to the BNF App has apparently led to some issues with the running of the device. If you find that you cannot access your existing BNF app, try uninstalling the app and downloading it again.

There is more information available from the website at NICE website at

A reminder that the BNF app is freely available to all NHS Staff with an NHS Athens account. If you have not got an Athens account you can register online.

January 9, 2013 at 5:09 pm Leave a comment

Library training courses for NHS staff: new dates for 2013

We have a range of training courses in the Library designed for NHS staff and the dates for the first few months of 2013 are now out. Below are the details of our sessions on EBM, Pubmed, and our NHS Library introduction. In addition to these, we have several courses which are run on a more ad hoc basis, the details of which can be found on our webpages, here. To book a place on any of the sessions, send an email to We look forward to seeing you!

Evidence Based Healthcare Resources
Finding top quality evidence is a priority for health care practitioners. This session will introduce the high quality resources available to you as well as train you how to use the Cochrane Library effectively to support evidence-based clinical practice or decision-making.

Come along to the session to learn more about:
• Evidence based resources, such as NHS Evidence, Clinical Knowledge Summaries
• Cochrane Library

Wednesday 16th January, 10-11.30am
Wednesday 20th February, 3-4.30pm
Tuesday 19th March, 3-4.30pm

Learn search techniques to improve the quality of the results you retrieve from searching this popular resource.

At the end of this session you will be able to:
• construct an effective search strategy to retrieve appropriate information
• make best use of the additional features available from PubMed
• locate full text journal articles

Thursday 29th January, 10:30-12pm
Wednesday 27th February, 10:30-12pm
Thursday 21st March, 2-3:30pm

Introduction to St. George’s Library and health information
Learn what the Library can do for you as a member of NHS staff.

The session will include:
• registering with the Library and NHS Athens
• the services available to NHS users
• how to access databases, e-journals and e-books
• searching the Library catalogue
• a tour of the Library

Wednesday 13th February, 10-10.45am
Wednesday 13th March, 10-10.45am
Wednesday10th April, 10-10.45am

January 9, 2013 at 11:44 am Leave a comment

NHS can now access over 170 new health sciences electronic journals

Hospital and community staff now have trial access, until 31st March 2013 to 670 SAGE Journals, a collection of academic publications across a range of disciplines including over 170 Health Sciences titles.

What titles are included?

See for a full break- down of titles available by specialities including:

• Allied Health
• Cardiology
• Dentistry
• Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
• Endocrinology and Metabolismsage
• Geriatrics
• Neurology
• Nursing
• Nutrition
• Oncology
• Orthopaedics
• Otolaryngology
• Palliative Medicine
• Paediatrics
• Pharmacology and Toxicology
• Public Health
• Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
• Research Methods and Evaluation
• Surgery

How to do I access the collection?

Sign-in at via (Open) Athens. If you need an Athens password contact the library or visit to self-register for one.
Access is also available via the My Journals A-Z list of NHS journals service and outward bound links from the NHS database search results.

A few taster titles at a glance

British Journal of Pain
Clinical Rehabilitation
Diabetes and Vascular Disease
Journal of Hand Surgery (European volume)
Journal of Health Management
Journal of Infection Prevention
Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
Palliative Medicine
Western Journal of Nursing Research

Can I access these titles via my mobile?

SAGE’s entire collection of online journal sites is now available in a mobile-optimized format designed for iPhone, Android or other smartphone. Login with your Athens password to gain access on your device.

What happens after the trial ends?

This is an NHS London-wide trial. Depending on the level of demand and usage across London, funds may be sort to maintain access.

How can I give feedback?

Your feedback on this content is valued in order for us to gauge the impact of these titles. Please send your comments to

For further details contact
Karen John-Pierre x 5433

January 9, 2013 at 11:29 am Leave a comment

Accessing the Lancet with an NHS Athens login

The steps required to view the full text of Lancet articles through Science Direct with NHS Athens have changed. We have updated our helpsheet accordingly, so please refer to this if you are experiencing any problems.

January 4, 2013 at 3:23 pm Leave a comment

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