Wednesday, 14 December 2016

OVID MEDLINE available via OpenAthens

GOSH staff can now once again use OVID to search the MEDLINE database.

Users can access the database by logging into NHS Athens, selecting My Resources and then OVID Online.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Trial access to Ovid Emcare

UCL has trial access to Ovid Emcare until 10th December 2016. To access off-site please use Desktop@UCL Anywhere
Ovid Emcare is a nursing database that provides:
  • 3,700+ international journals indexed – more than any other nursing database – More scholarly, peer-reviewed and indexed journals than any other nursing database
  • 1,800+ titles not available on other leading nursing databases
  • Nearly 5 million records dating back to 1995
  • Up to 250,000 records/citations added each year
  • Broadest scope of international content—more than any other nursing database: 50% of journals are from North America, 40% are from Europe; 10% are from Rest of World. 9% of all records are for articles not in English, most have English-language abstracts.
  • 70% of records have online abstracts
  • More than 70,000 preferred terms in EMTREE, expanded with nursing and allied health terms. All mapped to MEDLINE’s MeSH.
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Health Apps, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Importance of information

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Health Apps, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Importance of information

New e-learning launched to enhance the use of NICE guidelines

Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) programme and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have developed an e-learning resource focusing on NICE Guidance.

The e-learning offers practical advice about how to use evidence based medicine in daily practice.  The e-learning resource includes content that has been adapted from NICE guidelines and illustrates application of the guidance using practical examples.  

There are eight sessions of e-learning that cover:
·        Evidence-based medicine
·        Principles of decision making in healthcare
·        Changing clinical practice
·        Audit and feedback.

The e-learning, which has been developed in conjunction with Leeds and St George’s medical schools, is designed to improve the understanding and enhance the implementation of NICE guidelines among healthcare professionals. 

The e-learning will help users to follow the guidance for evidence-based medicine, make decisions in an evidence-based and fair way, understand, identify and overcome barriers to change as well as conduct an audit and provide feedback.

To access the e-learning for free, visit:

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Change in loan limit for UCL staff

We regularly review our library service provision to staff, students and external visitors. One aspect of the service which was reviewed via a benchmarking exercise during the latter part of last year was the loan allowance for all library users.

UCL Library Committee agreed in December 2015 that the loan limit for staff at UCL will be set at 40 items from 1 September 2016. This change maintains a generous limit for staff, whilst balancing this against the need to manage the Library’s print stock and ensure that it is available for users at the point of need.

Monday, 22 August 2016

UCL Discovery Plus – Open Access repository for Great Ormond Street Hospital researchers

Great Ormond Street staff  have now the  opportunity to make their published research more accessible and increase the potential impact of their work.  UCL Discovery Plus is a new service, hosted by UCL for NHS staff.  GOSH staff can use it to make their articles and other research outputs freely available for anyone to access, via a Google search, wherever possible.  Your work will also form part of a record of research activity at Great Ormond Street Hospital

NB. UCL authors should maintain their publication record and deposit copies of research publications using the RPS system, as detailed via UCL's Open Access pages.

How to deposit your work
Simply go to the UCL Discovery Plus deposit form, enter the relevant details and upload your document. UCLH library staff will check copyright permissions* before making it openly available.

*Note that many journal publishers do not permit the re-use of the final published version of journal articles. Publishers typically allow instead the author's "accepted version" or "post-print" of the article; this is the author's final draft, as accepted for publication, and this is the version we recommend you deposit.

Once Library staff have checked permissions, your document will be available to view online via UCL Discovery’s GOSH section .

For further information please see the UCL Discovery Plus page or contact Grazia Manzotti

Medicines learning portal

‘All pharmacists involved with patient care need clinical problem solving skills to deliver medicines optimisation, and this website we will assist the development of these skills by:
§  Providing knowledge about medicines, and addressing basic principles of medicines safety for key subject areas.
§  Showing the right questions to ask when problem-solving.
§  Recommending sources of information about medicines.
§  Guiding pharmacists on how to apply their professional judgement.
§  Advising on communication techniques for delivering expert advice.

This site is designed for hospital pharmacists in their first 1,000 days of practice, but some content may also be of interest to hospital pharmacy technicians, community pharmacists, CCG pharmacists, and pharmacists returning to hospital practice after a career break’