Are you ready for STOPTOBER?


Stoptober is a 28 day long event run each October during which participants are encouraged to stop smoking. Public Health England created the annual campaign and continues to fund it.

The first Stoptober campaign launched in 2012 and was an outstanding success with the power of social media very much being involved in the popularity for the event. There has been a massive amount of buzz for the Stoptober events with celebs joining in and the nation standing together to encourage each other to quit smoking and enjoy the benefits of doing so.

Why Does it Work?

The idea behind the event is based on evidence that shows that after twenty eight days without a cigarette smokers are as much as five times more likely to give up smoking for good.

It is widely recognised that giving up tobacco smoking is an extremely difficult task for some however with the wealth of support available through the scheme itself, friends and family, the NHS and other participants, as well as resources, an app, social media channels and more it is clear to see why Stoptober is successful.


Smoking tobacco cigarettes is harmful to your health and the health around you, not to mention the environment and your bank balance. None of these are facts that are disputed however many do still find themselves smoking regardless as they haven’t been motivated enough or felt that they had the right level of will-power to quit.

Stoptober offers a wealth of support to help you achieve your goal of giving up your tobacco habit and enjoy the many health, wellbeing and financial benefits of quitting smoking.


New ClinicalKey eBooks September 2017

New eBooks added to ClinicalKey.

These are accessible with your NHS OpenAthens log in.

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Hip fracture database

The Royal College of Physicians has published National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) annual report 2017. This ninth annual report examines trends in performance and outcome over the 10 years since the NHFD was established.  It shows that while more patients are receiving early surgery and surviving a hip fracture, two in five are not receiving all of the recommended elements of a hip fracture
programme that represent ‘best practice’.


Spotlight on Library & Knowledge Services – Interlibrary Loans

The next in our series of spotlight on Library and Knowledge Services looks at Interlibrary Loans

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The Patient Experience Library All the insight you need

The Patient Experience Library makes it easy for you to get a patient’s-eye view of service quality.

Documents include…

  • Patient experience reports from health and care charities and think tanks
  • Guidance on matters such as patient-centred commissioning
  • CQC inspection reports and patient survey results

Download  the current report “Patient Experience in England”  at