MicroGuide – clinical & prescribing guidelines in one place

We’re very pleased to support MicroGuide, the new central hub for prescribing and clinical guidelines at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals.

BSUH MmicroguideicroGuide contains the most up to date prescribing information and guidelines and is available as a mobile app for your portable device:
– iOS
– Android
– Windows

…or as an intranet website: https://viewer.microguide.global/BSUH

Look out for our special “Spotlight on Microguide” in the coming months.

Comments and contributions to microguide@bsuh.nhs.uk


EndNote: the quicker way to manage your references

Whether you’re writing course assignments, embarking on research or keeping track of your professional reading, help is at hand with your library and EndNote referencing software.endnote logo

Why should I use EndNote?

Inserting in-text references and compiling bibliographies to your report, research paper or assignment can take hours. Referencing software, such as EndNote, speeds up the process by compiling a database of any references you use, letting you add selected references into your work at the touch of a button.

And if you need to switch styles from Vancouver to Harvard, EndNote makes the changes for you automatically in a matter of seconds. You can also allow team access to one reference library for effective collaboration.

How do I access EndNote?

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EndNote Online (or basic) is the free version of EndNote and has everything you need for successful referencing:


  • Create an online account to search, save and use your research sources
  • Use built-in connections to search the most popular databases
  • Save and organize the references you find (up to 50,000)
  • Integrate with Microsoft® Word to properly cite and format your paper
  • Choose from the most popular bibliography formats, including Harvard, Vancouver and APA style

Once you have registered for an account, you can access EndNote from anywhere. EndNote is also available as an iPad app via the iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/endnote-for-ipad/id593994211?mt=8

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*EndNote desktop version is more complex than the web version and has additional tools:


  • Unlimited storage capacity
  • Create and save advanced searches
  • Customise views and displays
  • Edit reference import  filters & output styles
  • Cite tables, figures, & equations
  • Use term lists for auto-entry
  • Full library sharing—up to 100 users
  • Annotate and highlight PDFs
  • Create or customize your own bibliographic formatting styles
  • Create smart groups of references for instant sorting

*EndNote desktop is installed on a number of the PCs in our libraries so can only be used onsite.

Help in using EndNote

Teaching on using EndNote referencing software is available in all our libraries. We’ll take you step-by-step through the process, from creating your own account and importing references to creating your own bibliography. Reserve your space on our hour-long workshops here: www.bsuh.nhs.uk/library/information-skills/using-endnote/

“EndNote training was excellent.” Public Health Information Specialist

Note: our scheduled teaching uses EndNote Online as this is available anywhere. Contact us if you would like training on the more advanced EndNote desktop version.

Wellcome Book Prize: 2018 short-list announced

The Wellcome Book Prize 2018 short-list was announced this morning, 20 March. They are:

Stay With Me
Adebayo, Ayobami
Edinburgh: Canongate Books, 2017

The butchering art : Joseph Lister’s quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine
Fitzharris, Lindsey
London: Allen Lane 2017

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With the end in mind: dying, death and wisdom in an age of denial
Mannix K
London: HarperCollins, 2017

To be a machine: adventures among cyborgs, utopians, hackers, and the futurists solving the modest problem of death
O’Connell, Mark
London: Granta 2018

Mayhem: a memoir
Rausing, Sigrid
London: Hamish Hamilton 2017

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The vaccine race: how scientists used human cells to combat killer viruses
Wadman M
London: Black Swan, 2018

Copies of  those illustrated, With the end in mind, and The vaccine race are already available in NHS libraries in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, and may be ordered through our online catalogue. We have copies of the others on order, so you may borrow them from our libraries soon.

Acute Care medicine and nursing

Here’s just a selection of the rich resources to support anyone working or training in Acute Care. Explore our full range via our website: https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/library/

NHS OpenAthens password required; register here: http://openathens.nice.org.uk/


intensive and crit care nursing

Intensive and Critical Care Nursing (BSUH OpenAthens password required)




jnl acute med

Journal of Acute Medicine (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)




pediatric critical care

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine  (NHS OpenAthens password required)




pediatric emergency carePediatric Emergency Care  (NHS OpenAthens password required)





americanThe American Journal of Emergency Medicine  (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)





acute medicine

Sprigings D. Acute medicine: a practical guide to the management of medical emergencies 5th ed  2018




acute medicine 2

O’Kane D.  Acute medicine.   2nd ed. 2017





Acute and critical care

Tait D.  Acute and critical care in adult nursing.  2nd ed   2016





oxford desk

Leach R. Oxford desk reference: acute medicine. 2016





nursing acutely ill

Woodrow P.  Nursing acutely ill adults. 2016





emergency and acute med

Meardon N.  Emergency and acute medicine on the move.  2016





doing researc

Wilson M P. Doing research in emergency and acute care: making order out of chaos. 2016




Evidence searches carried out on Acute Care

We provide evidence to inform patient care, service improvement, research and clinical teaching. Recent searches we’ve provided include:

Assessment of fluid responsiveness and cardiac output using trans-thoracic echocardiography in acute medicine or shocked patient

Clinical governance in emergency departments

Attitudes/behaviours of medical staff attending multiple cardiac arrests/medical emergencies in one shift

Prevalence of burnout in emergency physicians

Management of atrial fibrillation in the emergency department

The use of ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) during cardiac arrest

Time and motion studies in acute medicine

Web and other resources

UpToDate – Emergency Medicine (Adults & Paediatrics)

Summaries & Synopses. (NHS OpenAthens BSUH only). UpToDate is also available via the BSUH Trust Intranet.

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine is the professional body responsible for the training, assessment, practice and continuing professional development of Intensive Care Medicine doctors and practitioners in the UK.


There has been a considerable growth in recent years in openly accessible and crowd-sourced materials that can be used to supplement and enhance traditional educational methods. This page brings together a series of weblinks to FOAMed sites.  To note that this page is intended as a helpful resource and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine does not endorse or monitor the content of any of these sites.



NEW: UpToDate® Anywhere – mobile and remote access

Now you can access all the content of UpToDate from your mobile and tablet. You can also build up free continuing education credits (CME/CE/CPD) when researching clinical questions.

To gain remote and mobile access you just need to complete a quick one-time registration process.


  1. Access UpToDate via the BSUH Intranet link

*You must register from within the BSUH NHS network to gain access to the Mobile App and accrue CME credits.

  1. Click the Register button in the upper right corner of the screen.

UpToDate registration

  1. Complete all fields on the registration form and then click Submit Registration.

Upon completion of the registration process, you will receive a confirmation email from UpToDate with instructions on downloading the Mobile App.


UpToDate - mobile

Once registered, you can install the Mobile App on up to two devices.

  1. On your smartphone or tablet, find “UpToDate” in your app store and install the free app.
  2. Open the UpToDate Mobile App upon completion of download.
  3. Log in with your UpToDate user name and password.

You only need to do this once — the app remembers your user name and password.


UpToDate - remoteIn addition to the Mobile App, you can access UpToDate from any computer with internet access.

Simply go to http://www.uptodate.com and click the “Log In” button located in the top right corner of the UpToDate home page, and enter your user name and password


To keep the account active, you must re-verify your affiliation with BSUH once every 90 days.

Re-verifying your affiliation

Log into UpToDate using the BSUH Intranet link at least once in every 90 days.

In-application & email messaging will inform you of the need to verify affiliation if you have not done so by day 80. You will receive a second alert at day 90.

If you fail to re-verify by day 90, you will lose mobile and remote access.

To regain access, simply login to UpToDate with your user name and password using the BSUH Intranet link as above.

Contact us for more information.