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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Launch of the NLH Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases Specialist Library

Dear colleagues,

Please use the following text to alert your users to this new resource.
Many thanks

National Library for Health
Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases Specialist Library

The National Library for Health Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases Specialist Library (GLDSL) will be launched at the British Society of Gastroenterology annual conference Tuesday, 21st March 2006. The GLDSL will be available via http://www.library.nhs.uk/gastroliver/ after this date.

The Specialist Libraries are an integral part of the National Library for Health (NLH), a library and information service for the NHS, aiming to deliver a range of services on a 24x7 basis to support patient care, staff development and research. For further information visit http://www.library.nhs.uk/about/.The NLH Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases Specialist Library (GLDSL) draws together resources and information that is relevant, best evidence and current within these specialties. Although targeted at health professionals it also serves to inform patients and their carers.

The GLDSL project team is based at the Royal Free Hospital. It is led by Dr Martyn Caplin and supported by information specialists from the Royal Free Hospital Medical Library, UCL Library Services. The project team works closely with an editorial board, topic leads and key stakeholders, including the BSG.

The GLDSL relies on feedback from its users to help it develop. If you would like to contribute to the GLDSL or would like further information please email gastroliver@medsch.ucl.ac.uk.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Map of Medicine - new website

Many of you will have looked at the Map of Medicine website in the last 18 months and left it wanting more information. I am pleased to tell you that a new and much improved site is now available. This site offers: new samples in the latest version of the product; provenance information (editorial methodology and sources; and list of pathway content. Although the sample doesn't show integrated use of the NLH, because this website is for use internationally, it does offer links to the NLH throughout. Go to www.medictomedic.com

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Migration of DLNet Content to NLH

Over the next few months NeLH is migrating to NLH. The DLNet pages will no longer be updated. Up to date content will begin appearing on the 'For Librarians' pages of NLH in the near future.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

SSE Downtime

NLH Single Search Environment temporarily unavailable 25th to 28th November
The NLH Single Search Environment (SSE) will be down for essential upgrades over these four days. During this period NLH users will be redirected to a temporary page which will allow them to access all other NLH resources and to the NeLH search as an alternative. SSE will be available again on 29th November. We are very sorry for any inconvenience that this will cause.

Please direct any queries via the NLH Feedback button



Department of Health Promotes Health Libraries Week

We have managed to get items in a number of Dept of Health Bulletins this month promoting Health Libraries Week and NLH . Click on the links to view:

http://www.dh.gov.uk/assetRoot/04/12/33/19/04123319.pdf (AHPs)

http://www.dh.gov.uk/assetRoot/04/12/25/40/04122540.pdf (Emergency Care)

http://www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/Bulletins/MedicalDirectorsBulletin/BulletinMD/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4122407&chk=rEhWh7 (then follow recent news link - Medical directors)



Thursday, November 03, 2005

Spreading the message about the 'Evidence in Practice' DOAS Training Project

Dear colleagues
Apologies for any cross-posting.
United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust, Severn & Wessex Deanery, and Avon Gloucestershire Wiltshire Strategic Health Authority are working together on a six month project to develop e-learning materials for newly qualified doctors. Our project specifically addresses the evidence-based practice and clinical guidelines elements of their 'Foundation Curriculum'.
The project is under the umbrella of the NHS 'Do Once And Share' programme - and so naturally we want to provide an opportunity for you to give us feedback - by registering with our 'Extended Reference Group'. We have established the ERG to inform, support, nudge, cajole, praise and (gently) criticise the project team - and crucially - to comment on pilot materials as they are developed. Your participation is entirely electronic, and is open to anyone interested.
To register with the ERG, please visit the following URL on our website;
Many thanks for reading this far...and we hope to hear from you.

James Osborne and Julie Smith
Do Once & Share Project
Education Centre
United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust
Tel 0117 342 0134

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Librarians With Class

A blog for librarians who facilitate training. Librarians With Class their feed is at http://libswithclass.blogspot.com/atom.xml.

Monday, October 24, 2005

NHS Connecting for Health toolkit for communicators

For info, the NHS Connecting for Health toolkit for communicators includes NLH materials and a syndicated article for use locally.
Includes electronic versions of the A4 leaflet (folds out to A3) and the foldout business card.