We have been really busy in the Library over the summer and would like to share some of our new resources and services with you.
Books, books and more books!
Do you love being the first person to read a new book? Check out our catalogue today search here for the latest books on your area of interest.
What’s New ?
The August edition of our current awareness bulletin “What’s New?” is now available. You can view our previous blog on this resource here and view the latest or previous issues here
New Wiley Journal Collection
Did you miss our blog post on this fantastic new collection of over 400 Medicine and Nursing journal titles, which you can access with your NHS Athens account? You can catch it again here and register for an Athens account here
Are you returning to study shortly? You may need to brush up on your study skills. You can make an appointment for a session with one of our librarians to learn literature searching skills (contact the library on extension 53909) or perhaps you would like to attend a Critical Appraisal course? Places are currently available – find a date and time to suit you on our Training and Support pages here
Further information to assist your learning will follow in future blogs, so please keep in touch!
Trust staff & students on placement at the Trust are now able to access over 400 additional online journal titles, as part of our new online journal collection!
Titles in our new Wiley online journal collection include; Journal of Advanced Nursing, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology and British Journal of Dermatology to name a few. There are more titles to be discovered in our new promotional video (shown below), alternatively you’ll find a full list of our new Wiley titles here.
To access the new journal titles (and lots of other online resources) staff/students will need an NHS OpenAthens account. If you’re not yet registered, you can self-register for an NHS OpenAthens account here.
If you have any queries about the new collection or setting up an NHS OpenAthens account please get in touch with a member of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library staff who will be happy to help 😀
If you’re following us on Facebook or Twitter you may have seen that we recently launched our new promotional video, which has been created to raise awareness of the wide range of services Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library offers to Staff and Students on Placement within the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
You can watch our promotional video below or via our YouTube channel 😃
Every day across the healthcare sector in England more than a million decisions are made that have a profound and lasting impact on people’s lives and which influence the quality of healthcare delivered and the cost of services.
#AMillionDecisions is a campaign being headed by CILIP and Health Education England which calls on government and health service providers to make use of the skills of librarians and knowledge specialists n meeting their obligations under The Health and Social Care Act 2012.
“Under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, there is a responsibility for health services to make best use of evidence obtained from research.”
As well as an extensive range of healthcare titles (view our full catalogue here) did you know that Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library Service also offers,provides,facilitates and/or supports:
- 24/7 access to PC’s and quiet study space
- Access to online resources (including journals,eBooks & apps) via NHS OpenAthens
- Current awareness services (e.g. What’s New? and Non-Medical Prescribers Bulletin)
- Document supply services (journal articles)
- Inter-library lending
- Literature searches
- Healthcare database training
- Critical appraisal training (understanding research articles)
- Clinical & non-clinical professional development
and much more..
The team is committed to delivering the right evidence, at the right time, to support all staff working from “bedside to boardroom”. Contact us to find out how we can help to support you.
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.
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 (email@example.com / x53899) who will be happy to help!
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
Just a few benefits are:
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.
Did you know that as an NHS Healthcare professional you can access a wide range of free e-learning programmes? Health Education England e-Learning for healthcare have a wide range of medical and healthcare training resources from emergency medicine to mental health awareness. The full range of programmes can be found here.
In today’s blog we wanted to focus on one of the newer e-learning resources, NICE Guidance – Evidence into Practice which has been developed for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), in conjunction with Leeds and St George’s Medical Schools & is delivered in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.
Designed to help to improve the understanding & enhance the implementation of NICE Guidelines. This interactive resource contains eight sessions of e-learning, covering the following topics:
- Evidence-based medicine
- Principles of decision making in healthcare
- Changing clinical practice
- Audit and feedback
This e-learning will help users to:
- Follow the guidance for evidence-based medicine
- Make decisions in an evidence-based & fair way
- Understand, identify & overcome barriers to change
- Conduct an audit & provide feedback
- Plan & record learning (which may help you to meet your CPD/CME needs)
This resource can be accessed through e-Learning via ESR.
(Information sourced from http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/nice/ – accessed 17/01/17)
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 Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust staff to access via NHS OpenAthens.
BMJ Best Practice Website
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:
- The latest guidelines and treatment algorithms
- Procedural videos on essential clinical techniques
- Important Updates to alert you when evidence has changed
- Links to drug databases and Cochrane Clinical Answers
- More than 250 interactive medical calculators
- An award winning app with offline access
- The ability to download whole topic PDF’s links
- Patient leaflets and patient discussion aids.
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 (even offline).
To download the app:
- Sign up to BMJ Best Practice via OpenAthens (or Log In if you already have one).
- Once you are logged in via OpenAthens you will then be prompted to create a personal account.
- Visit the Apple or Google Play store and search for ‘BMJ Best Practice’. Use your personal account username and password 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.*
* 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. 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.
This BMJ Best Practice Video provides further information on this useful online resource.
If you would like any further information on BMJ Best Practice please contact the library firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you are a Trust staff member and would like to sign up to NHS OpenAthens you can register for an account here.
You may also be interested in…
BMJ host several webinars and podcasts throughout the year, with international experts. These are aimed at healthcare professionals and students with an interest in keeping up to date with the latest scientific developments, evidence-based medicine and guidelines.
You can access the latest podcasts and webinars by clicking this link.
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!
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.
“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).
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/