Friday, 23 September 2016

Things in the library 23 Sept 2016

Resistant things - Antimicrobials
The Prime Minister commissioned an independent review examining the economic issues associated with Antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Lord O’Neill has made recommendations for the international community. The Government’s response to the review can be seen here

Expanding things
Health Education England (HEE) has received funding from the Department of Health to support NHS England in meeting national targets to expand the workforce providing children and young people’s mental health services. Read about it here.

This information is for service providers within and outside the NHS in England who wish to express their interest in accessing a fully-funded scheme to employ and train new staff to provide evidence-based treatment for children and young people.

NICE things
Intravenous fluid therapy in children and young people in hospital Quality standard [QS131]
This guideline covers general principles for managing intravenous (IV) fluids for children and young people under 16 years, including assessing fluid and electrolyte status and prescribing IV fluid therapy. It applies to a range of conditions and different settings. It does not include recommendations relating to specific conditions.

New e-learning things through your OpenAthens account
All OpenAthens account holders now have access to a large set of elearning resources from Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH). This organisation works in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce.

HEE e-LfH’s programmes cover subjects from audiology to anaesthesia, dentistry to dermatology, electronic fetal monitoring to end of life care, primary care to prescribing, safeguarding children to statutory and mandatory training. All content is nationally quality-assured and available 24/7.  The online training sessions enhance traditional learning, support existing teaching methods and provide a valuable reference point.

You can find the new content by going to Log in with your OpenAthens username and password, and click on My Resources in the menu on the left hand side. For more information about accessing e-LfH resources via OpenAthens visit:

Digital things
A digital NHS? An introduction to the digital agenda and plans for implementation
This report looks at the key commitments made and what we know about progress to date, grouped under three broad themes:
1) interoperable electronic health records
2) patient-focused digital technology
3) secondary use of data, transparency and consent.

It identifies barriers to further progress and opportunities for delivering on the digital agenda..

Things to cook for the weekend
Following a week of food over indulgence celebrating my wedding anniversary and dinner at the Health Libraries Group conference I thought this would be perfect to get sensible eating back on track especially if the weather holds for the weekend!

Squash steaks with chestnut & cavolo nero pilaf

Friday, 16 September 2016

Things in the library 16 Sept 2016

Things by the seaside...

Sarah has been attending the Heath Libraries Group conference at Scarborough this week. I am trying to follow on Twitter (#HLG2016) and have picked up some good quotes:
"Health libs [librarians] have skills to enable people to gain insight, take control & make informed decisions"

"Health librarians: from bedside to boardroom, we can support quality & development in all areas of #nhs health care & management"

"Literature searches can combat research waste and save money!"

You might be surprised what we can help with so don't be afraid to ask - check out our  website or call in to see us - though I can't promise there will be rock available!

Things about looked after children...
The Department of Health and Department of Education have published Mental health and wellbeing of looked-after children: Government response to the Committee’s Fourth Report of Session 2015-16. This government response to the Education Committee report on the mental health and wellbeing of looked-after children addresses the committee’s recommendations and conclusions.

Things about sepsis...

The RCGP have launched a sepsis toolkit which provides a collection of tools, knowledge, and current guidance to 
support the identifying and appropriate management of patients with sepsis. The toolkit is aimed at GPs and healthcare professionals assessing people in the community with acute infection. The resources also include information for patients and those close to them to look for when concerned about a sudden deterioration in a person’s health in the presence of infection.

Things about FGM...
The House of Commons Home Affairs select committee has published Female genital mutilation: abuse unchecked. The Committee reported that it was "beyond belief" that thirty years after female genital mutilation (FGM) was made illegal in the UK there has been not one successful prosecution. The Committee were also concerned by reports that some clinicians are ignoring the duty on frontline healthcare professionals, social care workers and teachers to record data on FGM incidence, and repeat’s its call for the Government to introduce stronger sanctions for failing to meet the mandatory reporting responsibility.

Things a bit different next week...
Sarah will be on her own all next week so the library will be closing at 17:00 each day...sorry for any inconvenience but don't forget there is a book drop box outside the library if you have items to return when we are closed.

By KyCPE at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0,
Things doubled up...
For some time we have been able to work with two screens on our own computers  (if you have never tried it saves so much time!) and we are now pleased to let you know that we have two screens available on two of our NHS computers in the library.

Things from the seaside...
If mention of Scarborough has made you think of fish & chips then why not try this healthier version of a favourite Friday night treat.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Things in the library 9 Sept 2016

Things (us) are now mobile...
 myCirqa- screenshot thumbnail  No... not the library staff on roller blades...we are very excited to be able to tell you that there is now an App (Android and iphone) for our library system which will enable you to be able to renew, reserve and manage your account from your mobile device with your library ticket number and PIN (if you don't have one email the library to request). We and some of our readers have been involved in the trialling and testing over the past few months but now you can all have access to it.
Go to your App store and search for MyCirqa - it's an owl icon. When it loads search for your library by starting to type Sheffield, or NHS or Illingworth and select us the list. Enter your library/ucard ticket number followed by your PIN and I suggest ticking the 'remember me' box. Please contact us if you have any queries.  We are ridiculously excited - and really should get out more!

Things about diabetes...
NICE quality standard published in July in case you missed it 'Diabetes in children and young people'. This quality standard covers the diagnosis and management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children and young people aged under 18. This quality standard will not cover care for children and young people with other forms of diabetes mellitus (such as monogenic diabetes or cystic fibrosis-related diabetes).

Things from Cochrane...
Two recent reviews that may be of interest 'Codeine versus placebo for chronic cough in children' and 'Central venous catheter removal for adults and children suffering from bloodstream infections caused by Candida species.'

Things about Information technology in NHS...
The Department of health has published 'Making IT Work: Harnessing the Power of Health
Information Technology to Improve Care in England' a report of the National Advisory Group on Health Information Technology in England.  In order for the NHS to continue to provide a high level of healthcare at an affordable cost, it simply must modernise and transform. This transformation will involve enormous changes in culture, structure, governance, workforce, and training.  But none of the changes are likely to be as sweeping, as important, or as challenging as creating a fully digitised NHS. This report details the national advisory group’s overall findings and principles and gives ten implementation recommendations.

Things about sepsis...
A NICE bite which is a summary of prescribing recommendations from NICE guidance. This guideline covers recognition, diagnosis and early management of sepsis for all populations. Sections covered include: assessment and referral, people most vulnerable to sepsis, face to face assessment, treatment and management, antibiotic treatment, intravenous fluids, information and support, information at discharge, training and education.

Things to explore this weekend...
Every September some 40,000 volunteers across England organise 5,000 events to celebrate our fantastic history, architecture and culture. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore. Check out what is happening locally.

Things for the lactose intolerant and everyone else too...
I was cooking for someone last weekend who has to avoid milk products and made this dessert  'Creamy rice with double apricots' which was really simple and everyone loved.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Things in the library 2nd Sept

Things about Journal Club...
(c)James Grellier - derivative of 
original work by VashiDonsk

Journal Club is open to all health professionals and is a fun, informal way of learning to criticise papers and gather evidence to change practice. At each meeting a speaker presents a critical appraisal of a research paper, using CASP, a recognized appraisal tool. Group members then have an informal discussion to determine whether or not current practice should be altered in light of the presenter's findings.
If you do not get a chance to read the paper do not worry just come along. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 7 Sep , 5.30 to 6.30 pm in the Education and Skills Centre, F Floor, Stephenson Wing.
Muffins will be provided of course and the paper will be "Arthritis as presenting manifestation of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in children"

*******Presenter needed for 22nd Sept.  Please let Sarah Massey know if you can help*******

Things new in the library...
Some new books on the shelves this week which can be found by clicking on this link

Things about flu...
Public Health England has published 'Extension of the influenza immunisation programme to children in England: experiences of using live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) in school age children 2013-16.'  Pilots were set up for school age delivery of the extension of the influenza immunisation programme to children with the aim of assessing implementation issues in a variety of settings to reflect full-scale roll-out as closely as possible.  This report gives an overview of the experiences from the pilot years and also includes information from the national roll out to all children of appropriate age for school years 1 and 2.

'Things' we are sorry to say goodbye to...
Jac has been responsible for much of the NHS Athens administration for the last 3 years. She is leaving her job in the library to have more time for some studies she is starting soon. We will miss her greatly but as she will still be doing her main job in Audiology we hope we will see her around the hospital- thanks Jac and Good Luck - we will miss you!
Jac learning the job 3 years ago
 with Sarah

If you want to make the most of the resources available to you and if you work for the SCH then an OpenAthens account is worth having.  If you follow the instructions here it is very straightforward. You can then access electronic resources (including our collection of e-books). Sign in to search and then browse items or ask us to purchase specific items for prolonged use.

Things to do out and about...
The Wirksworth Festival is starting soon 9-25 September. It is a leading rural arts festival – with art for everyone. Enjoy the work of more than 150 artists plus an inspiring programme of performances and events in this historic market town, right at the heart of the Derbyshire Dales. It is about an hours drive from Sheffield and full details can be found on the website.

Things to eat...
I should have asked Jac to suggest a recipe this week but I forgot...however I know she likes visiting family in Spain so I am fairly certain that these Churros would meet with her approval!

Friday, 26 August 2016

Things in the library 26 Aug

Things closed on Monday...
Bank Holiday Monday we are closed but we are open the rest of the week. Open till 7 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday but closing at 5 pm on Thursday and Friday.
Have a good long weekend if you are fortunate enough not to be working

Things about re-validation...
There was a recent webinar on Nursing re-validation based on the Royal Marsden Manual. A recording of this is now available You will need to register and give your email to login. Click here to catch the recorded Webinar.

Things about children with fever...
Two studies appearing in the August 23/30 issue of JAMA examine the use of genetic tests to help rule out a serious bacterial infection in infants with fever, and also to determine if an infection is bacterial or viral in children with fever. Read more about them here.

Things about e-books...
Dont forget to follow the link on our website home page to check out our ebooks. You will need to sign in with your NHS Athens account to search and request if see something you think we should make available.

Things to do in Sheffield...

Coming up soon are the 'Festival of the Mind' with activities for everyone - full details here
and just today the 'Off the Shelf' festival programme has been announced - again lots of good events.

Things for a last picnic...
We have an annual family gathering on Sunday which will hopefully not be a wet picnic. We travel from as far afield as Sheffield, Tunbridge Wells and Truro and meet somewhere in the middle. The ages range from 1 to 85 and it is a great chance to catch up. Not yet decided what I am making but may get some inspiration here

Friday, 19 August 2016

Things in the library 19 August

Things about childhood obesity...
You can't have missed the news about the launch of the government's plan yesterday to reduce England’s rate of childhood obesity within the next 10 years. You can find RCPCH, BDA, Diabetes UK responses by clicking on the hyperlinks.

Things to attend...
Kaltenthaler1ScHARR has announced that Professor Eva Kaltenthaler will deliver her inaugural lecture"Assessing the evidence: a NICE journey" on Wednesday 21 September 2016 17.15-18.00 (followed by a wine reception) Lecture Theatre 4, The Diamond, University of Sheffield
In her inaugural lecture, Professor Kaltenthaler will describe her work as a systematic reviewer undertaking technology appraisals for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the process used to assess new treatments for use in the NHS. She will discuss changes to research methods in systematic reviewing as well as changes to the NICE technology appraisal process over the past 15 years. She will outline her involvement in a range of research projects exploring the methods used in technology appraisal. Professor Kaltenthaler will also briefly outline her earlier work using mixed methods research to study hygiene behaviour.
Admission to the lecture is free but they do need to know if you will be attending the lecture and the reception. Please would you confirm your attendance, using the on-line booking form:

Things about UTIs...
After a three-year study involving more than 7,000 children, researchers have developed a technique to help GPs and nurses diagnose urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children. There is also hope is that this will help to better target antibiotic prescribing, so only those who are likely to benefit from antibiotics receive them. Read the full publication here

Things to buy...
Our latest book sale is just announced and books are going fast. If you would like to see what books are available in our book sale please email the library or come up and browse. There are mostly older items which we have replaced with newer editions.
All books are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved, however special arrangements may be arranged for SCH staff who are not based at the Western Bank site.

Things about opening and closing...
Image result for open closed signsPlease check out our opening hours before coming to the library - next week I am all on my own (aahhh) so do pop up and see me - because of that there will be no evening opening at all next week we are closing at 17:00 each day. We will also be closed Bank Holiday Monday but open to 19:00 Tuesday and Wednesday the rest of that week.

Things to bake...
With the country gearing up to watch the next series of 'Bake off ' why not try this scrummy cake - particularly if you have a glut of courgettes in the garden. Sadly not one of your 5 a day!

Friday, 5 August 2016

Things in the library 5 Aug

Things published
After a three-year study involving more than 7,000 children, researchers have developed a technique to help GPs and nurses diagnose urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children. There is also hope is that this will help to better target antibiotic prescribing, so only those who are likely to benefit from antibiotics receive them.
Funded by the NIHR, results from the DUTY (Diagnosis of Urinary Tract infections in Young children) study, which involved researchers from Universities of Bristol, Southampton, Cardiff and Kings College London, have published in the Annals of Family Medicine. The full report is available here

New things: 10th season of Journal Club
The 10th season of journal club gets underway on 18th Aug 8-9am with an introduction.  It will be held in the Education and Skills Centre, F Floor of Stephenson Wing.  Come and see what all the fuss is about, eat muffins, drink coffee and learn something along the way!

Things to read when the library is closed
E-books now available to browse, request or borrow
The access address for library users is:
These can only be accessed using an NHSOpen Athens account.
Access potentially over 20,00 books.
We have limited money so will only be buying e-books that will be of greatest use to as many people as possible.
However you can browse any book for five minutes. Then if you want us to purchase it you have to submit a request to the library. We will reply to your request as soon as possible.
You can borrow purchased books and downloaded onto various devices.

Things mostly open...
We remain open throughout the summer except for August Bank Holiday. Starting from next week there will be some evening closures - see the Library bulletin each week (mon) for details or check our daily opening hours here.

Things to eat this weekend
Greek lamb tray bake: Give the family a taste of the Med with this satisfying one-pan lamb dish