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We can help you keep up to date with developments in your specialty or profession.

Personalised alerts
We can assist you in setting up detailed and tailored search strategies that can be scheduled to run on a range of databases. You will then regularly receive email alerts providing you with the latest research and evidence on your chosen topic.

Journal tables of contents alerts
We can email you the tables of contents from journals of your choice. Where the library subscribes to the journal, you can access the full-text of the latest research, as it is published. To request a tables of contents alert, click here.

Library bulletins
The library produces the following current awareness bulletins:
– Dementia (please email
Speech and Language Therapy
Neonatal Care
Sustainability in Healthcare
MFT Local Authors

Contact us if you would like set up a database alert or subscribe to any of the above bulletins, or if you have an idea for a bulletin you would like the library to create.

Other ways to keep up to date

Evidence Briefs
Produced by Health Education England’s (HEE) Knowledge Management team, Evidence Briefs provide an overview of evidence from published reports, peer-reviewed journals, case studies, and much more. They cover key broad topics related to workforce and education in the NHS. They provide evidence-based background and context, encourage the use of available evidence throughout a piece of work, and prompt further discussion.

NICE newsletter and alerts
NIHR Signal

Horizon Scanning Bulletins:
End of life care
Falls prevention