Monday, January 30, 2012

4 New E-journal Titles are accessible

The library has subscribed to :-
  • Circulation:arrhythmia and electrophysiology - link
  • Circulation:Cardiovascular quality and outcomes - link
Both are available from university computers or remotely by using RAVEN, (for university readers).
Both are available from university computers or remotely using either RAVEN (for university readers,) or NHS Athens, (for NHS readers). See ejournals@cambridge for more information and access.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Podcasts from PodMedics

With a glowing review from iMedicalApps, ("Podmedics brings superb medical education podcasts to junior doctors and med students") it might be worth exploring PodMedics:

Created by UK foundation doctor Ed Wallitt (@PodmedicsEd)
these podcasts cover an excellent range of specialties available ranging from Cardiology to Rheumatology, with extra sections dedicated to Surgery, Clinical Specialties and Clinical Sciences.

There's space for you to make your own notes, and as well as audio there's visuals to keep you interested too.

The downside: £30 per year for full access (7 day free trial)

Podmedics 4 Teaser from Edward Wallitt on Vimeo.

Podcasts from Cochrane Library

Want to keep up to date with new Cochrane Systematic reviews, but no time?
Then try podcasts:
The latest issue (January 2012) has podcasts on such diverse topics as

  • Disposable surgical face masks for preventing surgical wound infection in clean surgery
  • Exercise interventions for smoking cessation
  • Self-monitoring of blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who are not using insulin
Previous  editions of Cochrane are also available as podcasts so why not listen yourself happy?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New new e-books: includes Kumar & Clark, Robbins & Cotran

books@cambridge are pleased to announce that trial access is now available to eight important medical e-textbooks on the Elsevier E-Textbooks platform.

Titles include those such as Rang & Dale’s Pharmacology (7th edition), Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine, and Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease. Medical students, particularly those on placement, may find these e-textbooks of considerable interest.

Access to the trial is available both on- and off-campus from the following link: and from the link on the ebooks@cambridge collections web page. From off-campus users will need to use their Raven password.
The Bookshelf feature displays those titles available to read and search in full-text, and users can print from those texts. Users can also register individually on the platform to create a saved space in which notes, bookmarks and highlights can be added.
Trial access is available from 
Monday 23rd January 2012 
to 15 March 2012.

We would welcome your comments, please send your feedback to the ebooks@cambridge team at the UL, either by reply or to

Further details are available from the e-books blogpost .


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

NHS Right Care

The NHS Right Care programme ( is focussed on increasing value – value for patients and value for commissioners. The programme is targeted at clinicians, commissioners and patients and has five workstreams:
  •    Population Planning and Programme Budgeting
  •     Clinical Networks and Systems of Care
  •     Better Value Clinical Practice
  •     Shared Decision Making
  •     Population Medicine

The right care team is led by Sir Muir Gray, Chief Knowledge Officer of the NHS, DH; Philip DaSilva, National QIPP Lead, Primary & Community Services and Dr Steve Laitner, Lead for Shared Decision Making.

As well as hosting the NHS Atlas of Variation series (the 2011 edition is now available), there is stacks of information around shared decision making, including slidesets, videos and reading lists

Internet-Informed Patient Symposium - Dr Steven Laitner from School of Clinical Medicine on Vimeo