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Monday, December 22, 2003

Outstanding success

NeLH drop-in lunches at Pennine Acute during awareness week were a success. I was overwhelmed by the volume and enthusiasm of staff who attended lunchtime sessions at two of the four library sites. Favourable comments included a Podiatrist who intended to make the podiatrist portal his homepage and a Consultant who devoted 15 mins of his lunch hour to standing with library staff to convey his personal approbation of NeLH to all and sundry. As one user said "nice sandwiches, shame about the pencils!"

Friday, December 19, 2003

Awareness Week - Night Night Nelh at Royal Hampshire County Hospital

I used the campaign to offer 4 nights of training to the staff at the Hospital and discovered how it felt to work from 7.30pm to 7.30am! I saw a total of 18 people and did a mixture of NeLH training and literature searching. I based myself in the discharge lounge to be central and although tempted to hop onto one of their beds in the early hours managed to find the discipline to catch up on paperwork when not out on wards.

I certainly feel I know a lot more about the hospital after this experience. If anyone would like to hear further details please e-mail me (sue.stevenson@weht.swest.nhs.uk).

Sue Stevenson

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Awareness Week survey

During Awareness Week, we ran a small survey on the NeLH site, asking individuals to select their professional group and their incentive for visiting the NeLH site. The top reason they gave for visiting NeLH was "My Librarian"! You can download the results from DLnet.

NeLH Update and Update Plus

NeLH Update December edition A special issue focusing on new topics in Clinical Evidence

NeLH Update Plus December edition Reports on Awareness Week 03, as well as recent site changes, planned improvements, new additions and blog spotlights....

Friday, December 12, 2003

Reporting back on Awareness Week

If you weren't able to make it to one of the conference calls today, take a look at the presentation slides at http://www.nelh.nhs.uk/dlnet/aw/aw03report_files/frame.htm - these give a quick round up of the impact you have all had during October and November (not just Awareness Week!).

I'd also encourage you to post your Awareness Week stories to this blog and also to send your pictures to appear in our gallery (a la Take Hart, if anyone remembers that TV programme!).

Monday, December 08, 2003

12 December : Post Awareness Week conference call

Have you recovered from Awareness Week yet?! We’re just about there ;-)

Seriously, though, we’d like to ask AW and DLnet Partners for a little more time to join us on a conference call this Friday. We’d like to thank you for your massive contributions, get some feedback from you for future planning and give you some early indications of the impact you’ve all had. And, of course, get you set up for completing your marketing plans, to be in with a chance of joining us at MLA in Washington next May..!

We’ll be running 2 calls on Friday 12th December:
  • 9.25 for 9.30 start
  • 12.25 for 12.30 start

Hope you can join us – please email us at nelh@nhsia.nhs.uk with a subject line of either "12 December am" or "12 December pm". If you can’t make it, let us know…

On the day, same number as usual – 0800 358 3795 followed by 771239#

Look forward to talking to you on Friday.

Best wishes,
Nick, Fran and Alison