Need evidence to solve a clinical problem?

Need evidence to solve a clinical problem? Save time by using UpToDate (remote access, BSUH OpenAthens username and password required). From BSUH intranet computers use this link (no login needed).

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Containing treatment recommendations based on the best medical evidence, it’s just one of the summary and synopses tools we provide to inform evidence-based health care


Or you could try these:

Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice – Summaries include aetiology, epidemiology, diagnostic steps, treatment approaches and recommendations for patient follow-up.  *BSUHT or B&H GPs & CCG OpenAthens username and password required.

Cochrane Clinical Answers

Cochrane Clinical Answers – Clinically-focused entry points to rigorous research from Cochrane systematic reviews. Designed to inform decision making at the point of care. *NHS OpenAthens username and password required.

Contact us for guidance and advice.

Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal wins the 2017 Wellcome Book Prize


Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal, translated from the French by Jessica Moore, is the winner of the 2017 Wellcome Book Prize. After a young surfer’s death, the novel explores organ transplantation from the point of view of his parents and the health professionals involved.  The Independent’s reviewer described it as ‘a novel that goes to the heart of what it means to be a human being‘ while the Guardian called De Kerangal ‘as implacable as circumstance‘.

Mend the Living is in stock in our libraries, as are the other five books in the short list. Log in to our catalogue with your library memebership number and PIN to reserve it. if you can’t remember your membership details, contact us, and if you’d like to join, fill in the online application form.

Making a difference to patient care

We love hearing about how the service we provide to you contributes to patient care so were delighted to receive this email:

“You may be interested to know I would like this paper to give to a patient who is convinced that by being deeply critical of himself he will improve his behaviour. I think this research shows the opposite and supports him taking a more self-compassionate stance, which has been the subject of our work together. So I’d be using it directly in my clinical work.”   Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust

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