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

Friday, 29 July 2016

Things in the library 29 July...

Things published...
The NHS Annual 2015/16 report has been published and describes the work of NHS England throughout 2015/16 and outlines some of the most significant achievements and challenges.

The Department of Education has published a research report "Eight-year-olds identified in infancy as at risk of harm: report of a prospective longitudinal study"

The Care Quality Commission has published a review "Identifying and managing clinical risks in newborn babies and providing care for infants in the community who need respiratory support" 

Things to get involved with...
Helping children get back on track...The NSPCC and ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) will put out a call at the end of July for proposals contributing to their joint interests in mental health and the NSPCC’s new research programme: Helping children get back on track. The aim of this programme is to increase the evidence base about what kinds of therapeutic and/or social intervention can help children with experience of abuse. Full details will be provided with the tender at the end of July. To register to receive more information about the proposal, please contact researchadvice@nspcc.or

Holiday reading things...
Don't forget we have an excellent selection of leisure reading books to suit everyone - why not pop up and take a look before you head off for your holidays. Or you can see them on the catalogue.

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 Communications bulletin each week for details or check our daily opening hours here.

Things to eat...
Many years ago when Web 2.0 was a "new thing" I went on a training session to find out what it was all about. As part of that we were introduced to concept of a 'Blog' and one that we looked at was written by Clotilde Dusoulier who is a French food writer based in Paris -  writing in English. Her blog which she started in 2003 is called  Chocolate & Zucchini...and I have been following it ever since. If you want to you can follow it yourself or sign up to a newsletter she produces. I was particularly taken with this recipe and hope to try it out soon - Feta and fresh herb quick bread

Friday, 22 July 2016

Things in the library 22 July

Usual things - journal club
This week journal club will be 8-9am on Thursday 28th July, F floor Stephenson wing.  James Bull will be presenting the following paper -The Risk of Progression of Scoliosis in Cerebral Palsy Patients After Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy .  Please email the library if you would like a copy of the paper

Physical things
Move More is a Sheffield-wide strategy that aims to make Sheffield the most active city in the UK by 2020. The catalyst for Move More was the establishment of the National Centre of Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM), which is an Olympic Legacy programme. The objective of the NCSEM in Sheffield is to create a culture of physical activity to improve the population's health

Recommended things - Vitamin D
Everyone over one year of age should consume 10 micrograms of vitamin D daily, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has recommended in its new report "Vitamin D and Health" As a precaution , SACN recommends that all babies from birth up to one year of age should consume 8.5 to10 micrograms3 of vitamin D per day.

Things for health professionals
Pertussis: guidelines for public health management  These guidelines, which update the 2012 Health Protection Agency (HPA) guidelines for the public health management of pertussis, are based on a recent review of all currently available scientific evidence and consultation with experts where required

A clear road ahead Creating a coherent quality strategy for the NHS
A clear road ahead is the result of a project by a team from the Health Foundation, working with Professor Sheila Leatherman – whose previous work on a national quality programme fed into Lord Darzi’s NHS Next Stage Review – to recommend how the different parts of the NHS should work together to support and accelerate improvements in quality of care.
The report recommends creation of a single, coherent and compelling quality strategy for the NHS in England.

A new film which aims to help health care professionals to spot and respond to the warning signs of sepsis in children has just been launched. As well as providing some helpful steps healthcare workers should take if they suspect that a patient has sepsis, it also highlights the wide range of learning resurces that are available to assist with the identification and early management of sepsis in children. For more information click here.

Cooling things for summer
Gooseberries are just about ready to pick so why not try this as a refreshing summer cordial
Gooseberry & mint lemonade

Friday, 15 July 2016

Things in the library 15 July

Things not working quite as they should...                                                                  ...ooops
The notifications we send out to let our library members to let them know about the blog all bounced back to us last week from SCH email addresses. Thanks to those that let us know and apologies to everyone. We are trying to work around this problem (caused by our IT dept unexpectedly blocking certain types of attachments) as it may affect other aspects of our communication. Hopefully we will have a solution soon.

Things about new NICE guidelines...
Image result for national institute for health and clinical excellenceThree new guidance publications that may be of interest.
"Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management".This guideline covers the recognition, diagnosis and early management of sepsis for all populations. The guideline committee identified that the key issues to be included were: recognition and early assessment, diagnostic and prognostic value of blood markers for sepsis, initial treatment, escalating care, identifying the source of infection, early monitoring, information and support for patients and carers, and training and education.
"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).
"Urinary tract infection in under 16s: diagnosis and management".This NICE guideline is about the care and treatment in the NHS in England and Wales of babies, children and young people who are younger than 16 years with a urinary tract infection (UTI).It was previously called urinary tract infection in children: diagnosis, treatment and long-term management.The advice in the NICE guideline covers the investigations and treatment that should be given to children younger than 16 years who have a UTI, and the information that should be offered to their families.

Things about looked after children...
A report from Care Quality commission 'Not seen, not heard'  Healthcare services and other organisations that work with children and young people have a responsibility to keep them safe. Vulnerable children and young people in England are not getting the help they need when and where they need it. The risks of harm to many children are revealed with the right questions and support.In their review of 50 local area inspections, they found health and social care services failing to adequately support young people. They also found examples of innovative and outstanding care.

Things about the risk of deterioration...
RCPCH and NHS Improvement have developed a  "Safe system framework for children at risk of deterioration"  This framework aims to improve recognising and responding to children at risk of deterioration. A safer system can develop a patient safety culture. It can work in partnership with families and patients and it can support ongoing learning.

Things about children and 'screen time'...
An interesting Media Policy Brief from LSE - "Families and screen time: Current advice and emerging research" They have some recommendations to address  the debates around digital media and ‘screen time’ that preoccupy parents and policy-makers.
Commercial providers approach parents as a market, but are also invested in efforts to help parents and children access opportunities. This report has shown that the current advice for parents does not address the range of parental concerns, nor does it support parents to draw confidently on their own digital and non-digital expertise to positively engage with their children.

Things about Qualitative Research...
A 3 day course run by ScHARR in Sheffield. The course will follow the systematic review process as it applies, and is adapted to, qualitative evidence synthesis. The Programme Faculty will take participants through the stages of defining and exploring scope, conducting the literature searches, quality assessing studies for inclusion, synthesising data and writing up and presenting the product of the synthesis. Participants will be provided with practical experience of key stages in the review process. Early Bird payment by this Sunday 17th July.
Other courses that may be of interest can be seen here.

Things to eat...
As we are all thinking about the people of Nice today, and express our sympathy to all those involved in last night's incident, I thought I would choose a Delia recipe for Pissaladiere (originating from that area of France) for today.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Things in the library 8 July 2016

Things about Qualitative Research...
An interesting blog on Qualitative research - what it means for the quality of evaluations from Alice Yeo on the NSPCC website. Whatever type of research you are doing don't forget that the library can help with providing literature searches, books on conducting research, statistics and advice about managing references.

Things about transition to adult services...
The Yorkshire & Humber Strategic Clinical network for Children have published a Transition toolkit for providers and guidance for commissioners. This incorporates:

  • national and local guidance, guidelines and standards
  • has been developed by clinicians, commissioners and service managers
  • has had involvement from Children & Young People across the regions, including the development of the LOGO and Transition Charter for CYP
  • recommends best practice whilst also allowing for local flexibility
  • provides a single point of access to resources for organisations to design, develop and implement patient centred young people friendly transition for all services.

Things to keep you informed...
Don't forget you can sign up for current awareness bulletins that are subject specific to keep you up to date with publications. Find out more on our e-prompt web page .
Another good source of information is the Daily Health Bulletin published by Health Economics Evidence and Evaluation Service staff if you would like to be added to their mailing list then please contact them.

Things historic...
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the death of pioneering female aviator and Sheffield graduate, Amy Johnson, University of Sheffield have unveiled a new moth sculpture in the Diamond building. In 1930, Amy was the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia in a record-breaking journey that took her 19 days. Amy flew a De Havilland Gipsy Moth for the journey which has inspired the sculpture design. She came to Sheffield to study Latin, French and Economics and attended engineering lectures which sparked her interest in aviation. After graduating in 1925, she moved to London and pursued her passion for flying.

Things to visit...
As party of National Garden Scheme Open Days Sheffield's Manor Lodge will be holding special events on Saturday. At the height of their garden season they will open up the whole site with a trail and special events for a celebration of all things bees, flowers and honey! Whether you are a garden, flower or bee enthusiast or are with your family and interested in finding out more about flowers and bees there is something for you to enjoy. Every Day at the Discovery Centre, 11am – 3pm, pick up your self-guided trail leaflet at the reception desk (£3 each). Trails take about an hour and a half to walk at a gentle pace. View the Pictorial Meadows story: discover how Pictorial Meadows wildflower landscapes are transforming gardens and open spaces all across the country, from the London 2012 Olympic park to roadside verges and roundabouts! Also available cream teas on the terrace with views of the Tudor ruins and gardens.

Things made with honey..
Keeping with the flowery bee theme (with apologies to the member of library staff stung this week) how about rustling up some of these Apricot, honey & pistachio flapjacks this weekend?

Friday, 1 July 2016

Things in the library 1 Jul

Uncertain things: the NHS post Brexit 

The King’s Fund has published Five big issues for the NHS after the Brexit vote. This briefing paper examines implications for the NHS and social care services, which after the Brexit vote are now faced with a period of significant economic and political uncertainty at a time when these services are already coping with increasing operational and financial pressures

Routine things: vaccinations

Public Health England has published revised immunisation schedule guidance which includes the changes to the MenC programme and the shingles vaccine administration.
The complete schedule can be seen here
Compassionate things: Journal Club
Evaluation of a Compassion Fatigue Resiliency Program for Oncology Nurses - the title of next week's Journal Club. It is on Weds 6th Jul 5.30 - 6.30 pm in the Education & Skills Centre, F Floor Stephenson Wing. Please come along for an informal presentation and discussion and of course ...muffins. Contact the library if you would like to see the paper beforehand.

Things for guidance: 
Assessment, diagnosis and interventions for autism spectrum disorders

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network has published Assessment, diagnosis and interventions for autism spectrum disorders Sign Guideline 145. This guideline provides recommendations based on the assessment, diagnosis and interventions for children, young people, adults and older adults with ASD. It includes screening and surveillance, diagnosis and assessment, clinical interventions and service provision, recommendations for further research and a checklist for information provision for patients.

Situation awareness in hospitals
A new resource to introduce and improve situation awareness in hospitals is now available on the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s website. This free, online resource pack aims to improve communication, build a safety-based culture and deliver better health outcomes for children and young people.The pack has been developed as part of the final phase of the College’s flagship quality improvement programme, Situation Awareness for Everyone (S.A.F.E).

Welsh things

Pice ar y maen, a Welsh teatime treat passed on through generations and still as popular as ever.

Why not make them to eat whilst watching Wales playing in the Euro 2016 campaign!