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Library unstaffed tomorrow – Tues 29 Nov 2022

Please note the library will be unstaffed tomorrow for an integration event – the service will be back to normal on Wednesday 30 November.

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BMJ Comorbidity Tool

The Royal Devon Knowledge & Library Services are running a trial of the BMJ Comorbidity Tool.

The Comorbidity tool is an embedded resource within BMJ Best Practice.

BMJ Best Practice is a nationally funded point of care decision making tool funded by HEE, the Comorbidity tool is an additional subscription.

“One in three adults admitted to hospital in the UK have
five or more conditions. People with multimorbidity
have poorer functional status, quality of life, and health
outcomes, and are higher users of ambulatory and
inpatient care than those without multimorbidity.
They also have a higher mortality rate. This poses a problem for
patients, healthcare professionals, and health systems. In light of
this, BMJ Best Practice recently launched a new tool – BMJ Best
Practice Comorbidities. This tool enables doctors to add a patient’s
comorbidities to an existing management plan and get a tailored
plan instantly.”

Trial

We are running a trial of the tool until 10 October

To access BMJ Best Practice comorbidity tool for the trial, please scan the QR code below to create an account or click HERE 

 All feedback received via our online form will inform decision making on subscribing to this tool. Scan the QR code below to access the survey or click HERE

If you require the survey in an alternative format please contact either rde-tr.library@nhs.net (Eastern) or ndht.library@nhs.net (Northern).

Bank Holiday weekend!

The library will be unstaffed over the coming Bank Holiday weekend and we’ll be back in on Tuesday 30 August.

24/7 access is available to registered library members on request, with either an activated RD&E staff badge, or an Exeter Health Library proximity card.

Don’t forget – many resources such as e-books, databases, journals & evidence-based resources are all available online with an NHS OpenAthens account.

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend!

The Library team

Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend

The library will be unstaffed over the Jubilee Bank Holiday long weekend – we’ll be back in on Monday 6th June.

24/7 access is available to registered library members on request, with either an activated RD&E staff badge, or an Exeter Health Library proximity card.

Don’t forget – many resources such as e-books, databases, journals & evidence-based resources are all available online with an NHS OpenAthens account.

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend!

The Library team

Easter weekend

The Library will be unstaffed from
Friday 15 April  – Monday 18 April.

24/7 access and self-service book issue/return is available to registered members of the Library.

Don’t forget you can also access a wealth of resources such as journals, databases and e-books online via NHS OpenAthens.

Help and advice is available via our website, Help section.

Wishing you a Happy Easter.

The Library Team

Point-of-care tools Quick Quiz

We have been promoting the point-of-care tools which are currently available.

As mentioned on 21 February in the Hub update about Dynamed we need feedback to support the decision-making process regarding the provision of point-of-care tools going forwards.

We are asking all users of these tools to give us some fast feedback using this One Question Quick Quiz – https://exeterhealth.libwizard.com/f/point-of-care_tools

Thanks for your time.

The Library Team

Use Chrome or Edge but not Internet Explorer

When using any links from our website pages (https://exeterhealthlibrary.net) or logging on to NHS Open Athens (https://openathens.nice.org.uk) to access journals please ensure that Chrome or Edge is selected as your browser of choice.

Internet Explorer will no longer be supported and all publishers have accordingly deprecated access so links will no longer work correctly.

HDAS Closure notice – end of March 2022

This is a reminder about the imminent closure of the HDAS databases – https://www.nice.org.uk/about/what-we-do/evidence-services/journals-and-databases/hdas-closure-information

Where can I get more help with advanced searching?

Specialists at our library can also do expert searches, provide search skills training, and help you keep up to date via current awareness services.

As long as your required literature search is for Trust/clinical work and not for an educational course/study, you can request a literature search – please give us as much detail as possible.

https://exeterhealth.libwizard.com/search-request

BNF app introducing new login and favourites functionality

The BNF app is introducing new favourites functionality. It will allow registered users to login and bookmark drug monographs, treatment summaries and other records referred to frequently. This will allow users to easily find and quickly access this content across multiple devices.

Registration is required to help support the new feature. It’s quick and easy to do and once logged in, you will stay signed in on your device. Registration will be optional for 30 days from Monday 28 February 2022. During this time, users will be able to skip the registration process and access the app as usual. After 30 days, all users will be required to register.

NICE – 24/02/22

New – Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines

This key resource for mental health is now available via all NHS OpenAthens accounts.

https://bit.ly/TheMaudsley