New ClinicalKey eBooks November 2017

New eBooks added to ClinicalKey.

These are accessible with your NHS OpenAthens log in.

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week 13-19 November 2017

As you may be aware it is World Antibiotic Awareness Week.

Here is a round up of news and evidence based information for this week. Continue reading

Accessing the Journals A-Z

You may have noticed a change recently to how the Journals A-Z page functions.

In order to find journals that the East Dorset Library & Knowledge Service has access to, you will need to log in with your NHS OpenAthens account in the top right of this website:


Once logged in you can freely search for a journal in this example I have searched the Lancet:

The site shows where I can access the journal and from what date:


For any other queries or help with using the site please contact the library.

Cancer Services to be Transformed by 2020/21


A report published  by NHS England’s National Cancer Programme states that the NHS is on-track to transform cancer services in England by 2020/21

The report details the investment that is being made in cancer transformation, including £130m from 2016/2018 in new and upgraded radiotherapy equipment and a further £200m is to be spent over the next two years to accelerate rapid diagnosis and enhance patients’ quality of life.

To find out more please click here

Quality Improvement Foundation Training Course

Wessex Academic Health Science Network provide an online foundation level course which gives an introduction to Quality Improvement Methodologies. This training course is provided free of charge and is available to all healthcare staff and patient/carer partners across Wessex as well as others interested in supporting or delivering improvement.

Aimed at all staff groups and patient/carer partners, this course introduces the ‘Model for Improvement’ and some practical improvement tools such as PDSA cycles, followed by a short quiz at the end of each module. It takes approximately two hours to complete and on completing all the modules a certificate of completion can be printed off. This can be used as evidence of CPD activity for personal or professional re-validation portfolios. To access the course or to find out more information please click here