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Changes to NHS.UK

Work is being undertaken to improve in order to help people better manage their health and care online. The ‘NHS Choices’ logo has been removed from the site, and content is being made easier for people to read and

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New E-learning Module on how to Search the Healthcare Databases

Health librarians, in collaboration with Health Education England have produced a set of e-learning modules on how to search the literature effectively and have recently added a new module on how to search the healthcare databases using the NICE interface.

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New topics in KnowledgeShare Evidence Updates

Keeping track of new evidence and publications can be difficult, but the library’s KnowledgeShare service can make it much easier. KnowledgeShare has recently added additional categories that you can add to your profile to be alerted on: Frailty Skin Abnormalities

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One week to go in our Prize Competition for National Poetry Day 2018

Fancy yourself as a Poet? SaTH Libraries are holding a Poetry Competition to celebrate National Poetry Day 2018.  Enter and you could win an Amazon voucher worth £25! Use your imagination and create a poem.  It can be in any style

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Visiting author at the Leadership Conference – Paul McGee, The Sumo Guy

Are you going to the Leadership Conference at SECC on Tuesday 2nd October? Catch up on the books by Paul McGee, who will be speaking at the event All these titles are available through SaTH Health Libraries.  Pop in and

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Make a Healthy Pledge

Make a healthy pledge with Telford Health Library. What will you do to boost your health? Just pop it on an apple note, clip it onto the healthy graffiti wall in the Education Centre and we’ll find a book or

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Reminiscence Boxes to borrow

Borrow reminiscence books and themed boxes to use with an individual or a group.  They are ideal for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Accessible and entertaining, they improve engagement between staff and patients, evoking memories and encouraging communication. Themed boxes

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Leadership book lists

We’ve been putting together some reading lists of books and e-books to support different aspects of leadership. Topics so far include: Change management Emotional Intelligence Human Factors Lean Staff Engagement and Wellbeing System Leadership and Integrated Care Time Management and

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Learning can be fun! Educational board game afternoon in the Learning Centre

We’re running an educational board game afternoon on the 20th August from 2-3.30pm in the Learning Centre at RSH, and this is open to all staff and students from the organisations that we serve. Three different games will be available:

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New books in stock

We’ve been busy adding new books to our collections at both sites over the past month. Click the links to view more details on our catalogue, or to reserve a copy. You can specify delivery to your workplace if you

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  • NHS Choices
    Health A-Z Symptoms, conditions, medicines, treatments and guides Find conditions and treatments Live well Articles, videos and tools from the NHS on more than 100 topics, including alcohol, diet, fitness, tiredness and weight loss, giving you and your family tips on healthy living. Visit healthy living information Common Health Questions A comprehensive list of common […]
  • Cancer treatment response may be affected by gut bacteria
    "Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy," BBC News reports. The news comes from research into whether people with cancer might respond differently to cancer treatment depending on the bacteria in their gut. Researchers specifically looked at a type of cancer treatment called immunotherapy. This involves stimulating the immune system to attack cancerous cells – in this […]
  • Could a blood test in middle age predict dementia risk?
    "Tissue inflammation blood test points to dementia risk," is the headline in The Times. Researchers in the US say people who have higher measures of inflammation in middle age are likely to have less brain tissue in some parts of their brain in older age. The differences in brain volume, seen on MRI scans, were […]
  • Acid reflux drugs linked to increased stomach cancer risk
    "A drug commonly used to treat acid reflux is linked to a more than doubled risk of developing stomach cancer," reports The Guardian. Researchers wanted to investigate whether there's a link between medicines known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and stomach cancer. Widely used PPIs include esomeprazole, lansoprazole, omeprazole, pantoprazole and rabeprazole. PPIs are used […]
  • Nutrient drink for Alzheimer's has disappointing result in trial
    A new study investigating the effects of a nutrient drink for Alzheimer's disease has led to very different headlines in the media. While BBC News tells us the "Alzheimer's nutrient drink falters in clinical trial", the Daily Mirror reports the drink "could help stave off Alzheimer's disease, according to scientists". The trial investigated the effects […]