Nurses at East Cheshire NHS Trust now have access to RCNi Decision Support.
Brian Green, Deputy Director of Nursing & Quality, and other senior nursing staff have viewed this tool and would encourage nursing staff to use it and feedback with any comments to the library.
RCNi Decision Support is an interactive point-of-care tool designed to support nurses with making evidence-based decisions when assessing and treating patients. It includes more than 100 topics which focus on patient safety and reducing common errors in practice.
This tool complements Royal Marsden; it teaches and facilitates decision making in an interactive way.
As well as a patient facing tool it can be used for:
East Cheshire NHS Trust are early adopters of this tool and through our/your feedback will help the RCNi shape this useful resource.
Access to this tool is by individual username and password.
If you would like access, more information or a demonstration at your ward/meeting please contact Holly Cook (3398) or the Library desk (1362)
The Topol Review, formally “Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future” was launched by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care last month (February 11th 2019).
In 2017, Dr Eric Topol (a cardiologist, geneticist and digital medicine expert) was invited by Jeremy Hunt, the then Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to carry out an independent review that would consider the following:
• How technological innovation (genomics, digital medicine, AI and robotics) and other developments are likely to change the roles and functions of clinical staff in all professions over the next two decades to deliver more effective and more personal care for patients.
• The implications of these changes for the workforce skills required, identifying those professions or sub-specialisms where the changes may be particularly significant.
• The consequences for the selection, curricula, education, training, development and lifelong learning of current and future NHS staff.
The Topol Review is not about the technology, it’s about the impact of the technology on the workforce. This review is integral to Library and Knowledge Services and we will be looking at how we can help to deliver its recommendations.
A few highlights for us are:
If you have any questions on the review or you would like to discuss improving knowledge management in your area then please do contact us on: email@example.com or extension 1362.
What are they?
These are resources to aid management decisions within health and medicine at all levels. There are a variety of different resources available to NHS managers, such as the Health Business Newsletter, Leader: the NW Leadership Academy journal, regular information from the Kings Fund and many other sources.
Why are they useful?
With winter coming soon, the pressures on the health services are likely to be tougher and harsher than ever. Managers must keep up to date with the latest information, best practice from around the country and systems, policies and procedures for emergencies.
How do I use them?
Check the Management Knowledge Hub for a comprehensive list of resources.
Some require an NHS Athens account to access – ask if you don’t have one!
To find out more or to book a training session, please contact:
Holly Cook (01625 663398)
Steve Collman (01625 66 1547 )
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Tackling life's big challenges through the proven power of reading
Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading.
The books are chosen by health experts and people living with the conditions covered. People can be recommended a title by a health professional and many are stocked in the library and include titles that cover anxiety, bereavement, depression, mindfulness, sleep and other common feelings and experiences
There is a huge evidence base around the value of reading to support health and wellbeing … if you think you would find this collection useful for you or someone you know then call into the library and check them out.
You might also like to visit the Staff Wellbeing Knowledge Hub.
Find out what new books and ebooks have been purchased in your area of interest - lists available on the library catalogue.
If you are undertaking study for a course, the library can support you by providing:
Research support– The library offers training on how to best use your information resources, evidence searching, critical appraisal skills, reference management and referencing. Contact Holly Cook (hospital staff) or Steve Collman (community staff) to discuss your information needs.
Resources - The library has a wide selection of useful books and e-books on research, study skills and reflective practice, as well as a comprehensive collection of clinical and non-clinical subjects. We also have a range of information bulletins to help you keep up-to-date in your area of interest.
Inter-library loans - When an essential book or journal article is not held by our library, we try our best to obtain it for you through our Inter-Library Loan (ILL) system.
An environment to study – the library is open 24/7 and has study tables, 10 computers, printing, photocopying and scanning services. Plus tea & coffee!
It is with great pleasure that we welcome the new intake of Junior Doctors to East Cheshire NHS Trust. Although you all should have had an induction to the library services it is a lot to remember in your first few weeks! Some of the services available to you are:
UpToDate – Accessible to all ECT staff. To access it for the first time, do so from a trust computer (via ZENworks) from there you can create an account and use it at home or on your phone.
Athens – register for an Athens password and this will unlock all our resources. Do so with your NHS email address and it should be instant. With this you can access our e-journal platform (Browzine), e-books (via the catalogue) and our medical databases (HDAS).
Evidence searching – “Knowledge is the enemy of disease” It is imperative that the decisions you make are ‘evidence based’. If you want to find evidence for something, request an evidence search or email Holly on firstname.lastname@example.org
Training – We offer 1:1 training on all our resources, have a look at our training page. We are happy to come to you in the hospital or you are welcome to come to the library. Just contact a member of the library team on email@example.com or 01625 661362
Research support – The library can support your research project in many ways; getting you started by helping you frame a research question, undertaking a literature search or helping with critical appraisal and referencing. Contact Holly on 3398 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep up to date – Let the latest research come to you! Have a look at the ‘keep up-to-date’ page on the library website and sign up to an update, bulletin or KnowledgeShare.
For more information on any of the services or resources please email the Library or call 01625 661362.