Friday, November 26, 2010

Migration to e-journals

As part of the Medical Library’s continued migration to e-journals more print journals, which are duplicated within Cambridge University Libraries, have been identified for possible disposal to the UK Research Reserve, (see This will allow the Medical Library to use the space for more pressing needs.

Please see the attached list, following this link

If you have any comments regarding our disposal of any particular title on the list, please email Anne Collins, before Friday 3rd December.

Monday, November 15, 2010

NHS Evidence Update: End of Life Care

This year's Annual Evidence Update (AEU) from the commissioning and innovation and improvement specialist collections is on end of life care

It aims to bring together up-to-date knowledge and evidence about aspects of end of life care, including patient experience, measurement, pathways and access to services.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Listen again .... BBC Radio 4 "Care in the UK 2010"

"The way care is funded and provided remains one of the biggest unresolved matters of the age, but we are at a turning point.
Three quarters of us are likely to need some form of social care during our retirement, and thousands of younger disabled people are already requiring social care, according to a recent White Paper. Many thousands of others are affected in their role as a carer.
Radio 4's Care in the UK season looks at the costs of care and asks who should pay." 

Listen again to the podcaststry the care calculator, and more.

Monday, November 08, 2010

NHS Evidence Update: Diabetes

Annual Evidence Update: Diabetes

From NHS Evidence: Diabetes

"... identifies new relevant systematic reviews on all aspects of diabetes care published between September 2009 and September 2010. As in previous years, the clinical lead of NHS Evidence – diabetes, Dr Roger Gadsby provides an overall commentary. This year we also have expert commentaries from Dr Ed Sharples on recently published evidence on Diabetic Nephropathy, and from Consultant Dietitian Lindsay Oliver on Vitamin D and Diabetes. "

The 2010 Annual Evidence Update on Diabetes has been published to coincide with World Diabetes Day on the 14th November 2010.

Medical Education England report

Foundation for Excellence
- An Evaluation of the Foundation Programme

"Medical Education England (MEE) has launched its evaluation of the medical Foundation Programme, which was chaired by Professor John Collins, Visiting Professor in the Nuffield Department of Surgery at the University of Oxford.

Professor Collins’ report, ‘Foundation for Excellence’, is a detailed evaluation of the Foundation Programme based on extensive written and oral evidence that included a review of nearly 300 relevant publications. Professor Collins was supported by an Expert Panel that helped to conduct the evaluation and develop the final report and recommendations."
Full text (pdf) is available here from the Medical Education England website.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

NHS Annual Evidence Update - Head & Neck Cancer; Psoriasis

collaboratively from NHS Evidence - cancer; NHS Evidence - ENT and audiology and NHS Evidence - oral health

NHS Evidence specialist collections for cancer, ENT and audiology, and oral health will launch the first collaborative Head and Neck Cancer Annual Evidence Update on 1 November 2010.

The update will include key guidance and quality appraised systematic reviews published since the SIGN guidance, combined with expert commentaries on the following topics:

* Causes, risks and prevention
* Screening
* Assessment and diagnosis
* Treatment and disease management
* Service delivery and standards.

Additional therapeutic uncertainties will highlight research gaps and there will be links to relevant high quality patient information.

from NHS Evidence - skin disorders:

NHS Evidence - skin disorders is publishing its fourth Annual Evidence Update on Psoriasis on 1 November 2010, with the results of a search for new national guidance and systematic reviews published since the 2009 Annual Evidence Update.  There will be our usual “what’s new” analysis, discussing the new evidence and its implications for clinical practice — this year written by Dr Amy Foulkes, Professor Chris Griffiths and Dr Richard Warren.