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BMJ Best Practice: New Video

BMJ have created a new animated video which explains all about their resource "Best Practice". The video covers some of the main features of Best Practice, shows how it is used by different healthcare practitioners and gives simple instructions for logging on: BMJ Best Practice takes you quickly and accurately to the latest evidence-based information. Step by step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention is updated daily using robust evidence based methodology and expert opinion. All of our users have access to BMJ Best Practice, with more information found here:

Libraries Reopening on 6th July

We are delighted to inform you that both our RDH and QHB libraries will be reopening on Monday 6th July! You will notice a few changes to both libraries; both physically and in terms of procedures. These are for everyone's safety. Our opening hours are: Derby (RDH) Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm Burton (QHB) Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm Friday 8.30am - 4pm There will be NO 24 hour access for the present.

Finding information you can trust, and wellbeing, during covid-19

In the past few months, lots of people and organisations have been saying different things about covid-19. It can be hard to know what’s accurate and who can be trusted, particularly for patients and members of the public. Having reliable, trustworthy information has a huge impact on people’s ability to manage their health and wellbeing, both now and more generally. This year, Health Information Week 2020 (#HIW2020) runs from 6th-12th July. It’s an annual event, and a great time to think about questions like: where do you find information? How do you know if it’s reliable? How do you assess it for yourself? How do you help your patients access the best information? These are all really relev