Launch of New Website!

Hello everyone.

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website:

It has been built with the user in mind, with pages built for teams we work in, useful information for those wishing to increase their skills in a variety of areas, and so on.

Don’t forget to bookmark the new site as we will be saying goodbye to this WordPress blog in December 2018.



New ClinicalKey eBooks October 2018

New eBooks added to ClinicalKey.

These are accessible with your NHS OpenAthens log in.

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Libraries Unstaffed Wednesday 26th September 2018

A polite notice to remind users of East Dorset libraries that the Poole and Bournemouth sites will be unstaffed on Wednesday 26th September 2018 due to a Team training Day.

Bournemouth library will be available to those with staff ID badges only.

Users of the Learning Resource Centre at Poole Hospital may use staff ID badges and out of hours cards.

Services will resume on Thursday 27th September 2017.



The Spread Challenge

Innovation and improvement uptake
The Health Foundation has published The spread challenge: how to support the successful uptake of innovations and improvements in health care.  This report explores the challenges facing the NHS in improving the uptake of new ideas and practices, and the need for new approaches when developing national and local programmes to support the spread of innovation.


New journal for adult social care research

A new international open access journal for social care research has launched.  The Journal of Long-Term Care has been established to advance the research evidence base for all aspects of long-term care for adults.  The first articles include the economics of unpaid caring, whether age matters in the social care workforce and priorities for long-term care resource allocation in England.

All articles are published online as open access on the journal’s website to encourage maximum impact for all work.