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British Journal of Healthcare Assistants Renewed for UHNM

The British Journal of Healthcare Assistants has been renewed for another year. This is available online, accessible for staff at UHNM via your NHS Athens username.

This journal publishes a range of articles to support healthcare assistants, providing examples of good practice and supporting CPD.

Resource of the week #15: NICE Pathways

What is it?
NICE Pathways are interactive flowcharts for topics and conditions

Key Features
You can use the main search box to look for your topic, or use the A-Z list to find a particular condition. You can also view broader topics and drill-down to individual flowcharts.

Flowcharts include points of decision-making as a patient travels along the pathway or route to assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Each decision-box includes information and evidence detailing what should be carried out.

How can it help you?
The NICE Pathways tool can provide you with guidance and advice on topics and conditions. It can help you to assess your own services and apply NICE guidance and recommendations.

How to access it?
NICE Pathways are freely available on the Internet.

Video Help
Watch the video produced by NICE – How to use NICE Pathways – to learn more about how to navigate and find information.

ClinicalKey Content Updates: January 8, 2018

New Clinical Overviews (past 30 days) – CK Global
  • Atopic dermatitis/eczema
  • Branchial cleft cyst
  • Cocaine toxicity
  • Dental caries
  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip
  • Fallopian tube malignancy
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Noonan syndrome
  • Obesity in adults
  • Osteoporosis
  • Photodermatitis
  • Respiratory distress syndrome in neonates
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Rotator cuff disorders
  • Rubeola
  • Ulcerative colitis

Books Added – CK Global

Books Removed – CK Global
  • Histology: An Identification Manual (Tallitsch, Robert) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323049559; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Gartner: Textbook of Histology, 4e.
  • Robotics in Urologic Surgery (Smith, Joseph) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416024651; Package/Collection: Urology; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Bishoff: Atlas of Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery, 3e.
  • Surgery: A Competency-Based Companion (Mann, Barry) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416037477; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Quick: Essential Surgery: Problems, Diagnosis and Management, 5e.
  • Surgical Techniques in Ophthalmology: Oculoplastic Surgery (Long, John) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416032861; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Tyers: Colour Atlas of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, 4e.
  • Surgical Techniques in Ophthalmology: Retina and Vitreous Surgery (Bhavsar, Abdhish) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416042068; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Ryan: Ryan’s Retina, 6e.

Resource of the week #14: New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year to everyone.

This weeks “resource of the week” takes inspiration from the new year and the resolutions we always try to make (and keep). With this in mind here are a few resources to help you to get out and about and involved in the local community.

Opportunities listed via the Local Councils:

Local Groups to get out and about with:


National Initiatives:

  • Do-it volunteering database – check the do-it database for activities and opportunities across the country
  • Action for Happiness – ideas to help you to spread a little cheer; try this calendar (I know it’s for December but you can apply the ideas to any month). If one action everyday seems daunting, start small and try one a week.

I hope you have found something that intrigues you. If you would like to share your own ideas, add them in the comments field below.

Next week we are back to healthcare resources – NICE Pathways.

New Year: New Training Dates

Why not start off the new year by refreshing your literature searching skills, and book on one of our training courses. Dates are now available for January through to March. Find out more on our website.