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Win a Kit+ Powerbank with Knowledgeshare

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KnowledgeShare is our new system for providing evidence updates and literature searches. By signing up you will receive regular updates of new guidelines, journal articles and other high-quality evidence. You can also book onto training and request literature searches.

It will also provide you with the full-text if available, automatically linked in your email. It is almost magical, just like Christmas. And as an added bonus the library will be giving away 4 Mobile Phone Powerbanks to anyone who has signed up in the last few months.

Sign Up Here

You will require your NHS OpenAthens password. eMail library@ldh.nhs.uk for assistance.

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Renaming of the  Library Service at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital

The hospital library is now the Danielle Freedman Library The COMET Library has been renamed the Danielle Freedman Library. Dr Freedman is the Luton and Dunstable Hospital’s Chief Medical Advisor and Director of Pathology. She was recently awarded honorary membership of the Association of Clinical Biochemistry and … Continue reading Renaming of the  Library Service at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital

New edition of Medical Masterclass for the MRCP (UK)

A rainbow of new books have arrived in the COMET Library! The new 3rd edition of Medical Masterclass textbooks are here: they are a fantastic learning resource designed by leading clinicians and academics which can help you to prepare for the MRCP(UK) exam.

These 12 printed textbooks cover:

  • scientific background to medicine
  • common clinical presentations
  • planning a strategy for investigation and treatment
  • medical specialties that are covered in the MRCP (UK) exams.

Find these books and many more on the library Discovery Service available at http://www.bedfordshirehealthlibraries.nhs.uk/discovery/luton

Knowvember 2018 with the Library – Sign up for our new personalised evidence updates from KnowledgeShare

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This November we will be highlighting and showcasing the many ways we mobilise evidence and organisational knowledge. You can take part by signing up to KnowledgeShare!

knowvemberWhat is KnowledgeShare?

 It is our new current awareness service that provides personal evidence updates. It can help you to improve patient care, highlight service improvements and improve your clinical teaching and research. We are signing up as many staff to KnowledgeShare in Knowvember, and we hope you will be the first.

What does this mean?

Regular emails (at the schedule you choose, so as little or as much as you want) highlighting the latest high-impact research, recently released NICE and national guidelines, and new journal articles in your field.

Is it for me? I am non clinical.

Of course! if you have responsibility for training, management or facilities you should still use ‘best-evidence’ to develop your service, and KnowledgeShare will provide this.

What else does it do?

It also records the library training that you have attended, and literature searches requested. you can use this for CPD or revalidation purposes to evidence your development.

Sounds great. I want it!

 Sign up at https://www.knowledgeshare.nhs.uk/index.php?PageID=login with your Athens password. Complete the requested forms and most importantly, tell us what your interests are. This will form the basis for your tailored evidence update.

If you don’t have an Athens account, you will need one to access this and all our electronic resources. Sign up at https://openathens.nice.org.uk/ or contact the library at library@ldh.nhs.uk for further information.

Autumn/Winter Training Program: Lunch and Learn

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A new addition to the Autumn/Winter training program is our ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions. These informal workshops are a great chance to become familiar with evidence-based resources in a relaxed environment.

We look at non-Google resources such as NHS Evidence and how they can be used to support you in evidence-based practice. We will also look at spotting bias in electronic resources and websites.

A free lunch will be provided!

These sessions will be taking place:

  • 22nd November – 12pm – 1pm
  • 18th December – 12pm – 1pm
  • 18th January – 12pm – 1pm

For further information please look at http://www.bedfordshirehealthlibraries.nhs.uk/training 

To book, email library@ldh.nhs.uk (please note you will be enrolled on our KnowledgeShare system, to track training and produce certificates for your CPD)

New Edition of Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine (20th)

The 20th Edition of Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine has arrived in the library. In an increasingly complex world of medicine, Harrison’s 20th edition is more relevant than ever, with a refreshed, user-friendly design and cutting-edge content that reflects the foundational, bioscientific, and clinical insights across the full spectrum of medicine.

New sections include sex and gender-based issues in medicine; obesity, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome; consultative medicine and more.

Find these books and many more on the library Discovery Service available at http://www.bedfordshirehealthlibraries.nhs.uk/discovery/luton