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31-August-2015

New Clinical Evidence Sources for Frontline Practice and Everyday Learning – Anytime, Anywhere 

To make safe and effective decisions about patient care, healthcare professionals need quick, easy, reliable access to current, relevant evidence and recommendations for action, in hospital and community settings, and through mobile and desktop routes.

From an educational perspective, practitioners need resources that support evidence-based and problem-based approaches to learning about best clinical practice, and which link quick guidance to knowledge for deeper study.

NES Knowledge Services is delighted now to offer this support as a result of its recent tender for evidence summaries for point of care decisions and everyday learning.

From July 2015, healthcare staff across Scotland have access to resources which use robust, evidence-based methodology to combine the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion – presented in intuitive, accessible formats, through mobile and desktop devices.

  • Best Practice (BMJ Publishing): Primary audiences include:  general practitioners, junior doctors, advanced practice nurses and allied health professionals
  • Dynamed and Dynamed Plus (EBSCO Publishing): Primary audiences include: general practitioners, junior doctors, advanced practice nurses and allied health professionals, pharmacists (incorporates Micromedex); Dynamed Plus provides specialist content for consultants and clinical specialists
  • Nursing Reference Center Plus (EBSCO Publishing): Primary audiences include: nurses and midwives
  • Rehabilitation Reference Center (EBSCO Publishing): Primary audiences include allied health professionals, particularly physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and rehabilitation professionals

The selection of these resources is based on extensive consultation with practitioners and a rigorous evaluation process which considered scope, access and usability, delivery channels, evidence-based methodology, and design for education.

To access these resources go to The Knowledge Network Point of Care page at http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/home/point-of-care.aspx

Access is password free on NHS premises. Outside the NHS, you will need your NHS Scotland Athens username and password, available from http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/login.aspx%20%20%20%20%20

For more information contact
Dr. Ann Wales, Programme Director for Knowledge Management, ann.wales@nes.scot.nhs.uk