Tuesday, July 25, 2017

New improved BNF and BNFc app launched

Pharmaceutical Press have developed a new and improved app for the BNF (British National Formulary) and BNFc (British National Formulary for Children). It is a single app that allows you to switch between the BNF and BNFc.

Features are listed as:

  • Offline browsing and searching of content of the BNF and BNFC
  • The ability to switch between adult and child content
  • Autocomplete search with navigation panes for treatment summaries, drug monographs and medicinal products
  • Powerful interactions checker
  • Clinical content updated every month
  • Update notifications when a new update is available
  • Optimised for smart phones and tablets

You do not need an NHS Athens username in order to access the new app.

The existing NICE BNF & BNFc app will no longer be updated and is likely to be withdrawn by the end of the year.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Photocopier Changes

The photocopiers we have provided by our NHS partners will be replaced due to changes in supplier.

Coin Operated Photocopier
This is expected to be out of action from today (Friday 14th July). Please come to the counter if you need to pay for your photocopying with cash.

NHS-Supplied Photocopiers
These are located on the left-hand-side in the photocopying room. These will be removed at a future date and eventually replaced from new suppliers.

Keele-Supplied Photocopier
This is the photocopier on the right-hand-side in the photocopying room. There is no change to this machine. It will accept payment from both Keele cards and NHS library membership cards.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Saturday maintenance work 15 July 2017 (Keele University)

We have been made aware of the following Keele IT maintenance that may affect computer access:

"This note concerns the second set of tests to be conducted on Saturday July 15th. Some disruption will be experienced between 07:00 and the early evening.

On July 15th these systems should continue to function:

Google mail and associated GSuite features
SCIMS and eVision
Staff and student printing
Keele People
Eduroam and visitor wifi
University web site
Library systems including self-issue devices
Campus telephones
Any externally hosted systems
Some local S: drive and network filestore

Services which will be out of action on July 15th:

Some local S: drive and network filestore
Some commercial and business systems
Some disruption to PC logins

There may be some temporary disruption during these days as services switch over.

IT:Connect will be open in the [Campus] Library on the day if there are any enquiries. In addition we will use Twitter on the day using @keelesystems. If you wish to raise any issues either before or during the exercise please email it.service@keele.ac.uk "

Friday, July 07, 2017

EBL ebooks collection no longer available to SSoTP staff

Due to a change in the association between SSoTP and SSSFT Library and Knowledge Service, the EBL ebooks collection is no longer available to SSoTP Athens users.

eBooks are still available via the Health Library catalogue Library Search.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Finding eBooks Online

You can access the library’s extensive collection of ebooks online. We include many of our popular titles as ebooks.


  • are accessible 24/7
  • do not need to be requested
  • do not incur fines
  • are a good option if working away from the CEC

Most of our ebooks are accessible via the Library Search catalogue. Here’s how to find an ebook…

Find an ebook on Library Search
Go to Library Search and select the “Search Books and More” tab, enter your search terms and click the search button. Your search results will be presented below the search box. To limit the results to ebooks only, select the filter option “Full Text Online”.

Screen-shot of Library Search results

The results are now limited to ebooks only. To read a book online select the option “View Online”. Note that if we have more than 1 version of a book (ie more than 1 edition) you will need to click the option “View 2 versions” first.

Screen-shot of ebooks on Library Search

Access an ebook on Library Search
Once you have the online options you can select the appropriate link to go to the ebook platform to read the ebook. Note that you will need to log on as either a Keele user or NHS user in order to read the full-text.

Screen-shot of online links to access ebooks on Library Search

More eBooks…

Clinical Key eBooks for UHNM
UHNM staff can access the ebook collection on Clinical Key. Here you will find many popular clinical texts. You can access Clinical Key using your NHS Athens username. Make sure that you activate your account in Clinical Key so that you can download chapters.

EBL eBook for SSoTP
Staff at SSoTP can access the EBL collection provided by the SSSFT Library Service.

More Help using ebooks…

Monday, July 03, 2017

Update to Ebsco Medline Subscription for NHS Users

We have changed our subscription to the Ebsco Medline database from the "Complete" version to the "Full-Text" version.

  • You may now not be able to access the full-text of some ejournals you used before
  • The Full-text version does not mean that all journals it contains are available as current full-text journals

You can access all NHS subscribed resources from our healthcare Resources web page.

Keele Library Latest: Maintenance work on Proquest databases and RefWork...

Keele Library Latest: Maintenance work on Proquest databases and RefWork...: Our suppliers have notified us that they will be doing some maintenance work on the Proquest databases and RefWorks reference-management s...

Health Information Week 3rd - 9th July 2017

Health Information Week is an annual campaign to improve access to health information. Staff from local authorities, public libraries, NHS, voluntary sector, independent information and advice centres have all been working together to make their health resources more available to the public. In most areas your local libraries and information centres will have extra health information available, leaflets for you to take away or sessions to show you how to use the computer to find good quality health information.
For more information about Health Information week, please visit the Knowledge for Healthcare Website: http://kfh.libraryservices.nhs.uk/patient-and-public-information/health-information-week/

For anyone studying the importance of improving access to health information, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to this subject. In the lists below you’ll find our most popular items, 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.
       Vision and value in health information / by Michael Rigby; Nuffield Trust for Research and Policy Studies in Health Services, 2004, Abingdon: Radcliffe Medical Press.
     Better information, better choice, better health: putting information at the heart of health / by Great Britain. Department of Health, 2004, London: Department of Health
     Fundamentals of health promotion for nurses / by Jane Wills, 2nd edition, 2014, Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Effective communication skills for doctors : a practical guide to clear communication within a hospital environment / by Teresa Parrott Graham Crook, 2011, London: BPP Learning Media
     Policy and practice in promoting public health / by Cathy E. Lloyd Stephen Handsley; Jenny Douglas; Sarah Earle; Sue Spurr, 2007, London: SAGE Publications
     Health promotion in midwifery : principles and practice / by Jan Bowden; Vicky Manning, 3rd edition, 2017, Boca Raton : CRC Press . Previous edition also available as an e-book.
     Skills for communicating with patients / by Jonathan. Silverman Suzanne M Kurtz; Juliet Draper, 3rd edition, 2013, London : Radcliffe. Previous edition also available as an e-book.

       Health information management journal, Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE Publications [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2005 – 2016].
       Hospitals & health networks, Chicago, IL : American Hospital Pub.  [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 1995 onwards].
       Journal of public health, Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press [Available in print 2004 – 2008. Also Available as a Keele ejournal 1979 onwards, & NHS e-journal 1999 onwards with 1 year embargo.]
       Health information and libraries journal, Oxford, UK : Blackwell Science. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2000 onwards].
       Patient Education & Counseling, Ireland : Elsevier Ireland Ltd. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1995 onwards, & NHS e-journal 2007 onwards.]
       Patient education management, Publisher: Atlanta, GA : American Health Consultants [Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 – 2011 5 onwards, & NHS e-journal 2008 - 2011.]
Access more journals via our Journals webpage: http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/
       Manierre, Matthew J. “Gaps in knowledge: Tracking and explaining gender differences in health information seeking”, Social Science & Medicine, March 2015, Vol.128, pp.151-158. [Available via Keele ejournals]
       Dean, Caress A. ; Geneus, Christian J. ; Rice, Shahida ; Johns, Marquisha ; Quasie-Woode, Delores ; Broom, Kevin ; Elder, Keith, “Assessing the significance of health information seeking in chronic condition management”, Patient Education and Counseling, August 2017, Vol.100(8), pp.1519-1526. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
       Wolff, Jennifer ; Darer, Jonathan ; Larsen, Kevin, “Family Caregivers and Consumer Health Information Technology”, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2016, Vol.31(1), pp.117-121. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
       Richards, Nicola C ; Gouda, Hebe N ; Durham, Jo ; Rampatige, Rasika ; Rodney, Anna ; Whittaker, Maxine, “Disability, noncommunicable disease and health information”, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 1 March 2016, Vol.94(3), pp.230-232. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
       Shapiro, Jason S ; Mostashari, Farzad ; Hripcsak, George ; Soulakis, Nicholas ; Kuperman, Gilad, “Using health information exchange to improve public health”, American journal of public health, April 2011, Vol.101(4), pp.616-23. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
       Kher, A.; Johnson, S.; Griffith, R., “Readability Assessment of Online Patient Education Material on Congestive Heart Failure.”, Advances of Preventative Medicine, 2017, 6/1/2017, epub. [Available via Keele ejournals]
       Graffigna G, Barello S, Bonanomi A, Riva G., “Factors affecting patients' online health information-seeking behaviours: The role of the Patient Health Engagement (PHE) Model.” Patient Education and Counseling. 2017 May 31., Epub ahead of print. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
NICE guidance for Patients and Public - https://www.nice.org.uk/
·        This website can be searched for information about NICE guidelines and has an Evidence search function. When viewing a NICE Guideline page – look out for the ‘Information for the public' tab.
·     Alternatively search for a condition using the NICE Evidence search and select the filter ‘Information for patients’ under Evidence Filters – Secondary evidence.
·      Results of a search for information about patient Information leaflets see: https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?q=patient+information+leaflets
Patient UK - https://patient.info/
Health Library Website:
The library’s subject links pages cover a wide range of topics and areas of medicine, nursing and midwifery.
Look under: Find/ Subject Links or www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/subjectlinks/
·        These pages may include links to specific patient support organisations or other organisations that may offer assistance. Look for the ‘Patient Support’ tab within the subject links page.
There is also a ‘Patient Information’ subject links page. This is dedicated to:
·        information services for patients;
·        resources which can be used by practitioners to aid patients with decision making;
·        resources for providing patients with information about their condition and healthy living.
Within your Trust:
UHNM: PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)
Royal Stoke site - contact details:
Telephone: 01782 676450 or 01782 676455
Location: The PALS office is situated to the right of reception in the hospital’s main entrance.
County Hospital site – contact details:
Telephone: 08000 40 70 60
Location: The PALs office is situated in the hospital’s main entrance, to the right before the main reception desk.
On the UHNM intranet:
PALS and Patient support groups: Go to ‘Clinicians’, ‘Support Services’, ‘PALS and Patient Groups’.
UHNM’s own patient information leaflets: go to ‘Clinicians’, ‘Clinical Guidance’, ‘Outpatients referrals and Patient Information’.
Combined Healthcare: PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)
Telephone: 01782 275031 or Freephone: 0800 389 9676
Text: 07718 971 123
SSOTP : PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)
Telephone: 0800 783 2865
Text: 07970 732152