Current awareness

Stay up-to-date with key evidence in your topic. What is current awareness? Complete our etutorial for an introduction. What tools can help you to stay up-to-date? Complete our etutorial for a list of options or read below.

Health Library Current Awareness Service

We help you to get easy access to the latest evidence. Our current awareness service is focused on NHS staff and University academics. We support the following groups: University Hospitals for North Midlands, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare, Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent ICB (Integrated Care Board), GPs and GP practice staff within Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent and Keele University academics.

We subscribe to KnowledgeShare to provide you with a personalised current awareness service, delivered straight to your email inbox.

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Get the latest evidence, from a range of sources, on your key interests. This can include clinical conditions and diseases as well as non-clinical topics such as leadership, wellbeing, management, education, pathway design and patient safety.

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Amend your interests: To change the topics received within your Evidence Update or your journal updates email please contact the Health Library or your Outreach Librarian 

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NHS Outreach bulletins

The NHS Outreach Service at the Library produce a number of specific topic based bulletins. Contact the Outreach team to be added to the bulletin email list.

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More Options

Database Search Alerts

Database search alerts are most useful if you are carrying out some research, study or work in a particular topic over a period of time. Many databases allow you to save your search criteria, thus if you have a search that is providing you with many helpful results you can save the search criteria and then set an alert on the saved search. You will then be emailed whenever new material is added to the database that matches your search criteria. 

For more help on setting up database search alerts please contact the Library Training Team

NHS bulletins

NHS England publish a wide range of bulletins,, covering various aspects of the NHS, including management, leadership, community services and specific projects. Sign up to receive the bulletin straight to your inbox.

NIHR bulletins and alerts

The National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) publish bulletins related to the work that do and research that is completed. Sign up to get bulletins straight to your inbox.

NICE newsletters and alerts

Stay up-to-date with the latest guidance published by NICE by signing up to their newsletters and alerts.

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