Monday, March 19, 2018

Support for Nursing Revalidation

The Health Library can help nursing staff to complete their revalidation process. We can point you to a range of resources that you can use to:
  • reflect on your current practice
  • support your professional reading
  • help you to keep up-to-date
We also offer you a range of training opportunities to help you to develop your skills

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

RCN eJournal Titles Renewed

The Health Library has renewed the following RCN titles for our various NHS organisations.

North Staffs Combined Healthcare:
  • Learning Disability Practice
  • Mental Health Practice

  • Nursing Children and Young People
  • Primary Health Care

  • Nurse Researcher
  • Nursing Management
These titles are available via your organisation NHS athens username / password.

Use the NHS A-Z Journals List to find out which journals you can access and from which platforms they are available to you.

Wiley Journal Titles renewed for UHNM

We have renewed the following journal titles, which are available from the Wiley platform:

  • Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN)
  • The Laryngoscope
  • Pediatric Pulmonology

The following title has been cancelled this year:

  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

These titles are available to UHNM staff via their Athens username/ password.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

British Journal of Healthcare Assistants renewed for UHNM Staff

The British Journal of Healthcare Assistants has been renewed for UHNM staff. You can access the full-text by logging in with your Athens username and password. This is an excellent title to keep up-to-date with if you are a nursing assistant or healthcare assistant.

Screen-shot of the British Journal of Healthcare Assistants

Use the NHS A-Z Journals List to find out which journals you can access and from which platforms they are available to you.

You can find out how the Health Library can help nursing assistants and healthcare assistants by checking our information page or using the nursing and healthcare assistants dashboard.

Screen-shot the dashboard for nursing and healthcare assistants

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Oxford eJournals updates for NHS Staff

We have renewed the following Oxford eJournal titles:

  • Aesthetic Surgery Journal
  • Annals of Oncology
  • Brain
  • European Heart Journal
  • Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

The following titles have now been cancelled; you retain access to previously paid-for content:

  • Clinical Infectious Diseases
  • European Heart Journal - cardiovascular imaging
  • European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  • Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

The British Journal of Anaesthesia has moved to Science Direct.

Access to Oxford titles has been slightly erratic from the start of the year, however we have been assured that everything has been fixed. You may need to clear your browser cache if you are still encountering problems. You can find out how to do that here.

Use the NHS A-Z Journals List to find out which journals you can access and from which platforms they are available to you.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Health Library opening times over Easter

The Health Library will have reduced opening times over the Easter holidays. Please check the website before you visit.

BJPsych Advances and British Journal of Psychiatry updated access route for North Staffs Combined Healthcare Athens users

The ejournal titles BJPsych Advances and British Journal of Psychiatry have changed publisher and are now available via the Cambridge Journals platform. These titles are available to our NHS staff working at North Staffs Combined Healthcare. You will need to log in using your Athens username to access full-text.

Use the NHS A-Z Journals List to find out which journals you can access and from which platforms they are available to you.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Ovid eJournals Changes for NHS Athens users

We have renewed a number of our Ovid ejournal titles that are available to our NHS Athens users. These include:
A & A Case Reports
Age and Ageing
American journal of nursing (AJN)
American journal of occupational therapy
American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Anesthesia and Analgesia
Annals of Surgery
BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Bone & Joint Journal
British Journal of Surgery
Cancer Cytopathology
Cancer Nursing
Clinical journal of pain
Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
Critical Care Medicine
Current opinion in anaesthesiology
Current opinion in critical care
Current opinion in psychiatry
Current Orthopaedic Practice
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - American Volume
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Journal of nervous and mental disease
Journal of occupational and environmental medicine
Journal of pediatric orthopaedics
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Journal of Urology
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
New England Journal of Medicine
Nursing Research
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Orthopaedic Nursing
Plastic and reconstructive surgery

A number of titles have had to be cancelled and current content will no longer be available for these:
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Case Connector
Current Opinion in Hematology
Current Opinion in Oncology
Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

You can access full-text content by finding the ejournal title on the NHS A-Z Journal List.

We have been experiencing a number of erratic issues whilst trying to access Ovid ejournal titles. Please report any problems you experience to Cheryl, the eResources Librarian, so that they can be raised with our providers.

Monday, February 26, 2018

British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) and BJA Education access route changed for UHNM staff

Access to British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) and BJA Education has changed for UHNM staff. These titles are now available via Science Direct.

To access the full-text, log on to the NHS Journals A-Z list with your Athens login, search for the title and click the Science Direct link for the current subscription.
Screen-shot of the BJA titles on the NHS Journals list

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 26 February - 4 March 2018

Eating Disorders Awareness Week is an international awareness week, and every year Beat focuses on issues that matter to people affected by eating disorders.
This year’s campaign to raise awareness for eating disorders is “Sock It to Eating Disorders”. Eating disorder sufferers face an average wait of three and a half years for specialist treatment. During that time, by far the longest gap came between symptoms first emerging and people recognising these as an eating disorder. Almost as much time went by between this realisation and people taking the step to ask for help from their GP. By raising awareness of the early signs, and showing that sufferers need and deserve help, you can make a real difference. The sooner someone gets help, the faster they can recover, lessening the impact on their life, family and future.
So by wearing your socks at your workplace, school, or university and donating to Beat, you play a vital role in ending pain and suffering.
For more information regarding Eating Disorders, please visit the BEAT and NHS Choices websites:
For anyone studying the importance of improving both the awareness and knowledge of and supporting those who suffer from eating disorders, the Health Libraries both at the Royal Stoke and County Hospitals offer numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find a variety of items as well as information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items, simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.


·       Eating disorders (New York : Taylor & Francis Group). Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 onwards, and NHS ejournal 2006 onwards with 18 month embargo.
  • European eating disorders review (Chichester, West Sussex, England : John Wiley & Sons : Eating Disorders Association). Available as a Keele ejournal 1996 onwards.
  • International journal of eating disorders (New York, N.Y. : John Wiley & Sons). Available as a Keele ejournal 1981 onwards, and NHS ejournal 1993 onwards with 1 year embargo.
  • Eating disorders review (Van Nuys, CA : PM, Inc. ; Boston, Mass. : EBSCO Pub.). Available as a Keele ejournal 2002 onwards.
  • Eating behaviors (Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier Science). Available as a Keele ejournal 2000 onwards.
  • Journal of Eating Disorders (BioMed Central). Available as a NHS ejournal 2012 onwards and as an open access journal online 2013 onwards.
  • Eating and weight disorders : EWD. (Milano, Italy : Editrice Kurtis). Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 onwards.
Access more journals via our Journals webpage
·      Treasure, Janet ; Claudino, AngĂ©lica M. and  Nancy Zucker.  ‘Eating disorders’, The Lancet, 2010. Vol 375(9714), pp.583-593. Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals.
·      Sim, Leslie A. et al. ‘Eating Disorders in Adolescents with Chronic Pain’, Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 2017. Vol 31(1), pp.67-74. Available via Keele & NHS ejournals.
·      Striegel Weissman, R. and Francine Rosselli.  ‘Reducing the burden of suffering from eating disorders: Unmet treatment needs, cost of illness, and the quest for cost-effectiveness’, Behaviour Research and Therapy, 2017. Vol 88, January 2017, pp.49-64. Available via Keele ejournals.
·      Dapelo, Marcela et al.  ‘Deliberately generated and imitated facial expressions of emotions in people with eating disorders’, Journal of Affective Disorders, 2016. Vol 191, February 2017, pp.1-7. Available via Keele & NHS ejournals.
·      Kosmerly, Stacey et al. ‘Clinician adherence to guidelines in the delivery of familybased therapy for eating disorders’, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 2015. Vol 48(2), pp.223-229. Available via Keele & NHS ejournals.
·      Sadeh-Sharvit, Shiri et al. ‘Child feeding perceptions among mothers with eating disorders’, Appetite, 2015. Vol 95, March 2015 pp.67-73. Available via Keele ejournals.
·      Jansen, Anita, “Eating disorders need more experimental psychopathology” , Behaviour Research and Therapy, 2016 Vol.86, November 2016, p.2. Available via Keele ejournals.
·      Solmi, F. ; Hotopf, M. ; Hatch, S. ; Treasure, J. ; Micali, N, “Eating disorders in a multi-ethnic inner-city UK sample: prevalence, comorbidity and service use”, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2016. Vol.51(3), pp.369-381. Available via Keele & NHS ejournals.
·      Pohjolainen, V. et al., “Long-term health-related quality of life in eating disorders.”, Quality of Life Research, 2016 Sep;25(9):2341-2346. Available via Keele & NHS ejournals.
Eating disorders - NHS Evidence search with ‘Information for the Public’ & ‘Patient Decision Aids’ filters:
NHS Choices – Eating disorders: