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BMJ Best Practice

Our London-wide access to BMJ Best Practice (via NHS Athens) is due to finish on 31st March (Easter Day), though access will continue to be available until 30th April while discussions with BMJ Group continue to take place.

To inform next steps and to enable BMJ to get some feedback on our 12 month trial, they have put together a short survey which is available at the following weblink:

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If you have used BMJ Best Practice over the past year, it would be really useful if you could take a few moments to complete the survey.

If you haven’t used Best Practice for a while it is available at or click on the image below. You will need your NHS Athens username and password to sign in.



March 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm Leave a comment

GOV.UK is the new home on the web for the Department of Health

On 26th March 2013 the Department of Health website was replaced by

A press release on the site explains that, the Department of Health is the latest central government organisation to move its corporate and policy content onto the GOV.UK website – the new single home for all government services and information.

Information from the Department of Health, plus the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA), has joined that of 14 other departments whose content moved to GOV.UK between November 2012 and March 2013. Content from all remaining departments will be brought into the site in the coming few months.

The full news story can be found here. The new home on the web for the Department of Health – News stories – Inside Government – GOV.UK.  Visit this page for more information on the new pages.

March 26, 2013 at 10:41 am Leave a comment

Problems with Proquest

NHS staff are currently unable to log in to Proquest.  This seems to be related to Proquest’s recent Athens upgrade. The problem has been logged but we currently do not know when it will be resolved.  We will update you when we have more details.  If you have any questions regarding accessing journals through Proquest please contact Karen John-Pierre, ( for help.

March 20, 2013 at 5:41 pm Leave a comment

Pop Up Library Tuesday March 26th

Pop Up Library March 13

March 20, 2013 at 3:18 pm 1 comment

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The Library will be open from 9am-9pm from 29th March-1st April 2013 inclusive.  (We will be operating a self-service only service during these times.)

The computer rooms will be accessible throughout this period with a valid ID card.


Outside these dates the Library will be open as usual.

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March 20, 2013 at 3:09 pm Leave a comment

Latest Evidence Updates from NICE

We are pleased to inform you that Evidence Updates on Hip Fracture and Diabetic foot problems have been published by NICE.

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.

The new Evidence Updates focus on a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline 124 ‘The management of hip fracture in adults’ (2011) and a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline119 ‘Inpatient management of diabetic foot problems’ (2011)

You can browse all Evidence Updates by date on the NHS Evidence website.

March 18, 2013 at 12:23 pm Leave a comment

Library User Satisfaction Survey 2013

How can we improve library and knowledge services for you?

The library is running a satisfaction survey aimed at NHS staff until 5th April so we can monitor the services we offer you and plan for the future.

It would be great if you could take five minutes to complete this brief survey.

We are interested in the views of both those who regularly use us and those who currently do not.

You do not have to provide your contact details but if you do we can follow up on any issues. We can also enter you into a prize draw for a Google Nexus 7 Tablet.

To access the survey online visit

The survey runs until Friday 5th April so please give us your views.


March 12, 2013 at 4:59 pm Leave a comment

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