Monday, 17 November 2008

Clinical Librarian update

I've returned from maternity leave, just this very morning. While I unpack folders, catch up on emails & work out what to do next, here's a bit of an update from UHL. The team has had a restructure, so here's who we are & what we do:

Pip Divall
Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management
Surgical Services

Louise Hull
Trust wide and corporate needs
Infection control
Standards, policies & guidelines

Sarah Sutton
Cancer and Haematology
Children's Services
Diabetes Care
Renal, Transplant & Urology
Women's, Perinatal and Sexual Health

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Winter getting you down - we have a super day for you to look forward to!

Following the very successful Clinical Librarian Conference in York, we are running a Study Day in Leicester on May 12th 2008.

The Study Day will be looking at issues you raised at the conference, starting off with the quality assurance of Clinical Librarian services, then how we can contribute to and utilise the NLH Specialist Libraries and finally an afternoon on management issues in Clinical Librarianship, such as how to set up a service, maintain funding and negotiate for resources.

There will be lots of breakout sessions for you to discuss the topics, so do consider the issues before you come, to get the most out of the day.We are having it on a Monday so if you have anything or anybody you want to visit in the Midlands you can have a long weekend away. This will give you a chance for a long visit to the Leicester Space Centre or a day out at Warwick Castle or to catch a play at Stratford or shop til you drop in Birmingham. Alternatively you could go on a Curry Crawl of Leicester's famous Golden Mile.

The study day in very competitively priced at £75 and there will be exhibitions by our sponsors at all meal and beverage breaks so you can keep on top off new developments and collect some new biros at the same time!

Please go to the study day WebPages to find out more:

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Always the last to know?

Am I the last to know that the National Research Register is dead? It's been superseded by the UK Clinical Research Network, which is still searchable, but registration doesn't appear to be a requirement for NHS organisations now. The link to search the new register is here:

Hopefully the new register will be as useful as I found the old one to be.
It's still possible to search the archive of the NRR though.

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

New Clinical Librarian at UHL

As some of you may know, I am due to go on maternity leave from 17th January. I'm planning to take 9 months off, and intend to return on 3rd November 2008.

Louise Hull has been appointed to the post of Clinical Librarian while I am away, and she will be covering my existing clinical directorates of Gastroenterology, Stroke, Surgical Services and Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Management. However, she will also be covering Cardiorespiratory and Musculoskeletal Services (which I will pick up when I return). Louise starts this post on 4th Feb 2008 and is going to be based at the Glenfield Library to begin with. She can be contacted via email: