New update service – KnowledgeShare

The Gosall Library, November 2017

The Library has a new alerts service which is available to all staff and students on placement at Lancashire Care.

KnowledgeShare is an online web-based current awareness system that is NHS OpenAthens password protected. We will create a profile of you in the system detailing your interests. Our KnowledgeShare notifications will be highly personalised and targeted to you.  Focusing on evidence that will change practice, and the latest publications on quality, safety, education and the patient experience, our aim is to bring you what you need to know and no more.

Click here to complete the form and send back to the Library to sign up.



Root causes: quality and inequality in dental health

The Nuffield Trust, November 2017

This report finds that there is a divide in good dental health between northern and southern England.  While significant improvements have been made in improving people’s dental health over time, this progress risks stalling if appropriate action isn’t taken to tackle persistent inequalities.  As well as there being a regional divide, the report also highlights a consistent gap between the dental health of rich and poor, with deprived groups more likely require hospital treatment and parents of children recieving free school meals finding it harder to access a dentist.

Click here to view the full report.


Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England – 2016

This report contains results from an annual survey of secondary school pupils in England in years 7 to 11 (mostly aged 11 to 15). 12,051 pupils in 177 schools completed questionnaires in the autumn term of 2016. The survey report presents information on the percentage of pupils who have ever smoked, tried alcohol or taken drugs and their attitudes towards these behaviours.  It also includes breakdowns by age, gender, ethnicity and region. The report observes a large increase in the number of pupils reporting that they had ever taken drugs.

Click here to view the full report.

Community Practitioner – November 2017

The November edition of Community Practitioner has been published.  This issue includes articles on flu hospitalization risk for children with older siblings, childhood infection linked to coeliac disease, and rates of breastfeeding in the UK.

Click here to view the table of contents.  You will need to login with your LCFT OpenAthens account to view the full text articles.

JAMA Psychiatry – October 2017

The October edition of JAMA psychiatry has now been published.  This issue includes a paper on the association of lithium in drinking water with the incidence of dementia, and a systematic review of the Efficacy and Safety of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors, and Placebo for Common Psychiatric Disorders Among Children and Adolescents.

Click here to view the table of contents.  You will need to login with your LCFT OpenAthens account to view the table of contents and full text articles.