National Men’s Health Week

Men’s Health

June 12th – 18th is National Men’s Health Week and events are occuring throughout the country to mark this.  Our Trust’s Occupational Health Department is running information sessions over the next two weeks (details on the intranet) and these are held in the rooms adjacent to the Library, providing the perfect reason to pop in to see us!

We have produced a leaflet of men’s health resources, which contains a selection of  pertinent books.  As the theme this year is “belly fat” we are sure the title Hazardous Waist is bound to be popular!

Men's Health resources (for guide)

In addition to our books, there are links to useful online resources – full information can be found on our website here or paper copies can be picked up on the library display.

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New Books

We are here to help all staff with their health related queries, so please contact us for assistance – and don’t forget to check our new additions to stock lists (here) regularly for new titles on your area of interest.

Focus On: Wiley Medical & Nursing Collection

The Wiley Medical & Nursing Collection brings together over 400 premium healthcare journal titles, including Journal of Advanced Nursing,British Journal of Surgery and BJOG to name just a few. A complete list of the titles in the collection can be viewed here.

Wiley Titles

To access the online content staff will need an NHS Athens account. If you’re not yet registered for NHS Athens you can register here. 

We have signed up to a trial until the end of May 2017, with a view to purchase. We are keen to obtain feedback on this content from our library users, so please get in touch with the team if you have any comments or suggestions.

If you have any queries please get in touch with a member of library staff (library.pgh@midyorks.nhs.uk / x53899) who will be happy to help!

World Book Day

Today (March 2nd) is the 20th World Book Day.  A day when many children will attend school dressed as their favourite literary character, and the world focuses on the joy of the written word.

Reading has many life enhancing qualities, so much so that books can now be obtained “on prescription”.  The Reading Agency gives more information here

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If you don’t consider yourself to be a reader, and still need persuading…  

visit Lifehack here

Don’t forget, the Staff Library at Pinderfields not only has resources to inform the care and advice you give to patients and staff, but also has a selection of  self-help and mood boosting books to help you  relax and enjoy your leisure time.

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Focus On: BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice is a useful online resource which follows a step-by-step approach that is structured around the patient consultation and covers diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention. BMJ Best Practice is free for all NHS Mid Yorkshire Trust staff to access via NHS OpenAthens.

BMJ Best Practice Website

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The BMJ Best Practice website allows users to access reliable decision-support information and ever evolving medical information on thousands of clinical topics. It also provides links to external sources which may be of interest and allows allows users to download information, including patient leaflets & PDF’s.

The website also has an CME/CPD activity tracking tool which logs your searches and active hours and allows users to create activity certificates to support revalidation and CME/CPD. More information on this can be found in this BMJ User Guide.

BMJ Best Practice App

The newly launched BMJ Best Practice app is now available for download on Apple & Android devices. It allows users to gain fast access to clinical answers on the move.

Before you can access the app you will need to register for a ‘personal BMJ account’ (or log in if you already have one).

If you need to set up a personal account here’s how to register:

Visit this link and log in via OpenAthens:

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Once you are logged in via OpenAthens you will then be prompted to create a personal account:

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Once you have registered for a personal account you will be able to access the app. Logging into the app via your personal account also ensures that your activity and active hours are logged in your CME/CPD activity tracker.

To download the app:

Visit the Apple or Google Play store and search for ‘BMJ Best Practice’

Select and download the app and when prompted, use your BMJ Best Practice ‘personal account’ details to sign in and download the content.

Once you have downloaded the new app please delete any old versions of the app you may have as they will no longer be updated.

If you would like further information on BMJ Best Practice please contact the library library.pgh@midyorks.nhs.uk. Or if you are a Trust staff member and would like to sign up to NHS OpenAthens you can register for an account here.

Please note:

 You must log in to your personal account whilst using your institution’s network at least once every 6 months, to keep your account active.

 

 

 

Mindfulness

A New Year, A New You!

Typically in January we may consider resolutions such as learning a new skill or other forms of self-improvement.  Here is where the library can help!  The library is a vast store of information – we can direct you to resources that inform and enlighten.  If you plan to study, the library can provide help for those who are beginning or returning to study.   Why not check out the range of resources and services available?  View our:

Our resources may surprise you!

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If you are considering a new approach, we have a good selection of mood-boosting books and self-help literature.  Mindfulness is one such area and we have a good selection of books on this topic that are available for loan today.

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“Mindfulness is a practice that individuals and groups can do on a day-to-day basis. It can enable people to change the way they think and feel about their experiences, especially stressful experiences. As a mind-body approach, it can increase our ability to manage difficult situations and make wise choices” (http://bemindful.co.uk/ accessed 06/01/2017).

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There are many good free Mindfulness apps and websites, here is a small selection

STOP BREATHE & THINK app http://www.stopbreathethink.org/

NHS Choices Mindfulness http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/pages/mindfulness.aspx

NHS Choices http://bit.ly/1CfEUDw

HEADSPACE website and app  https://www.headspace.com/

CALM app and website https://www.calm.com/

IELTS Resources

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Do you need help with your IELTS study? There are lots of free, online resources available to give you the help that you need. Whether you prefer to study using Apps, video or sample exam papers, this list will take you to the best IELTS resources online.

http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/prepare-test/british-council-online-resources  – free  access to 10 hours of preparation materials including listening tests, reading and writing exercises and mock tests. App also available

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-ielts – The course is aimed at non-native English speakers at around intermediate level (approximately B1 on the CEFR) or above. Start date 17th October 2016

https://www.ielts.org  – Official home of the IELTS exam. Sample papers and exam preparation, plus an active Facebook page with tips and quizzes https://www.facebook.com/IELTSOfficial (hyperlink Facebook)

https://www.youtube.com/user/ieltsliz – Youtube channel which covers all four tasks of the IELTS

Books are also available for loan from the library.

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Weighed down by books…in a good way :)

Autumnal greetings and bleatings to all who visit the blog this week. it’s the library and I feel bound this week to discuss books, the old fashioned kind made from paper, printed and pressed, bound and finished on a press such as the one below, which is a thing of beauty….!

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This image (snatched from Wikipedia – you can read further here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Gutenberg ) is of one of the original Guttenberg printing presses, this according to Wikipedia now lives in Bermuda (like the triangle). But back to our NEW book stockaka

Not to be missed!

Many boxes arrived earlier this week and the subject matter, variety and colour are quite fabulous, it would be wrong not to SHOUT! about them…

Topics covered go….

From paediatrics to anatomy and physiology whilst whistle-blowing in the NHS, there’s clinical specialities and cases with a side of hypnobirthing and transcultural nursing. Healthcare management features alongside ophthalmology and geriatric medicine and the letters MRCPGH and FRCA SOE are a given. General practice is not forgotten along with paramedic practice and safe prescribing. But here’s a word-jumble which might help!

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As always our online library catalogue is where you will find information about all our books/journals http://midyorks.nhslibraries.com/

Queries, questions and enquiries are always welcome so please get in touch with us either via this blog, on twitter @midyorkslibrary or email us library.pgh@midyorks.nhs.uk

bye for now

Helen