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We have moved to a more powerful blogging site at the following URL, so make sure you change your records and bookmark it for further updates and news from the Christie Library!


Recent posts you may have missed:

Oncology in Later Life Resources: updated for 2019

Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) Resources

Researchers: set up your ORCID profile today!

New Resource: JCO Precision Oncology Journal

Christie Library Spring Newsletter

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Journals at The Christie for 2019

our journals

New Addition for 2019: JCO Precision Oncology

Cancellations for 2019: European Journal of Palliative Care; JNCI Journal of the National Cancer Institute

You have access to many hundreds of journals.  Do ask if you can’t find what you need.  Sometimes you just need to look in a different place.

I have a reference and I want to find the full text to the article.

Method 1:
Library HIVE page
> Select eJournals from the icons or side bar
> type in title of journal and submit
> It will tell you if we don’t have full text access or any restrictions to access
> If we do, find the year, volume, issue and title of the article and click to download
> OpenAthens may be required

Method 2:
Library Internet page
> as above.  Site available from anywhere

Browzine is available as an app.
Read about it here.

Method 3: (this may not be as up to date as Browzine.)
On either of the links above, select the icon for Library Catalogue

> type in the title of the journal and click on the link.  You might need to select from several supplier so look at the dates and choose the one that matches your requirement.
> Enter your OpenAthens details at a link that specifies OpenAthens
> Find your article using the title or year, vol, issue

But my article isn’t available full text!

> You will have to request an inter library loan which usually costs £5 but we can advise you on the cost
> This can be done from the Library HIVE page but not externally
> Do not waste time, you can always ring or email for help!

Actually, I want to search for articles about a topic!

To do that you will need to search the databases such as Medline, Embase or Cinahl
hdasA link to the NHS database search can be found using the Library HIVE or Internet link .

> The Library Service offers training courses to help you do this more effectively.  There are some elearning modules you can take or you can ask for a 1-to-1 session
> you can also search the Trip database and PubMed

If you are stuck at any point do ask the library staff for help.  That is what we do!



Oncology in Later Life

Please click here to view more information on our new blog

The Christie Strategy states that “We will develop a dedicated “Oncology of Later Life” service to ensure we meet the needs of an ageing population.”  The Later Life group meet quarterly to support research, engagement and clinical practice in Later Life Oncology.   Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact us by emailing one of the following:

Anthea Cree, Clinical Oncology Registrar                             Anthea.Cree@christie.nhs.uk
Jeni Woods, Senior Occupational Therapist                        Jennifer.Woods@christie.nhs.uk
Lorraine Burgess, Macmillan Dementia Nurse Consultant            Lorraine.Burgess@christie.nhs.uk

later life

After the 1st successful Later Life Study Day, the Christie will be holding a 2nd study day on
Friday 19th July 2019

Find out more here

Some useful, recent and freely available resources and sites to be aware of:

International Society of Geriatric Oncology Website: Fosters the development of health professionals in the field of geriatric oncology

Cancer and Aging Research Group Website: The mission of CARG is to join geriatric oncology researchers in a collaborative effort of designing and implementing clinical trials to improve the care of older adults with cancer.

Cancer Research UK Report: Advancing Care, Advancing Years: Improving Cancer Treatment and Care for an Ageing Population. June 2018

Macmillan Cancer Support document: Older People and Cancer, Spring 2018.

British Geriatrics Society Blog: Geriatric Oncology: why older patients need a special approach. 7 Feb 2018

Series of Lancet articles: Geriatric Oncology: June 2018

ASCO Guideline: Practical Assessment and Management of Vulnerabilities in Older patients receiving Chemotherapy. June 2018

MDTea Podcast: Supporting patients in cancer care, Nov 2018



Get Recognised for Excellence: Submit to Healthcare Awards

We have not posted about healthcare awards for a while so thought we would send out the latest update from the Health Awards Bulletin which is compiled by Health Librarians across the North.

Please note: We have been advised that Christie staff should reach out to the Comms Team before nominating your team or colleagues for any awards. 

There are awards out there for all sections of the NHS workforce so browse away!

Bio-IT World Innovative Practices Awards

Highlights outstanding examples of technology innovation in the life sciences, from basic R&D to translational medicine. They encourage nominations from valued academic and/or industry partners.

Staff group: All

Deadline: 30th November 2018 (Final deadline 1st February 2019)

Apply:  http://www.bio-itworld.com/bp_awards.aspx


North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards

To celebrate success for the excellent work being undertaken across the region in relation to clinical research and innovation, to demonstrate how clinical research and innovation efforts have had an impact on patient care across the North West Coast and to showcase ideas

Staff group: All staff – researchers

Deadline: 30th November 2018

Apply:  http://www.nwcawards.co.uk/


Healthcare Design Awards

The Awards aim to promote and recognise the very best developments in all types of care-related property, whilst the Award categories seek to acknowledge the contribution made by home owners, designers and architects to the wellbeing and quality of life for those in their care.

Staff group: Estates & Ancillary

Deadline: 30th November 2018

Apply:  http://www.healthcaredesignawards.co.uk/


Excellence in Patient Care Awards RCP

The Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP’s) Excellence in Patient Care Awards aim to recognise, celebrate and promote the work that physicians do to improve patient care through education, policy, clinical practice and research.

Staff group: Medical & Dental

Deadline: 3rd December 2018

Apply:  https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/education-practice/funding-awards/rcp-excellence-patient-care-awards


Journal Of Wound Care Awards

The JWC Awards seek to recognise the hard work done by health care professionals in all fields of wound care, to benchmark standards within wound care and to highlight the great contribution that nurses, clinicians, scientists, researchers and academics make to the development of wound-care research and practice.

Staff group: All Staff

Deadline: 4th December 2018

Apply: http://www.jwcawards.com/



Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards North West

In association with Insider, this prestigious awards ceremony will see industry, academia and the NHS come together to toast the achievements of health sector organisations across the North.

Staff group: Other

Deadline: 7th December 2018

Apply: https://www.insidermedia.com/event/medilink-northern-powerhouse-healthcare-business-awards-2019



National Service User Awards  

To celebrate service user led initiatives in inpatient services nationwide the National Service User Awards are designed to recognise the achievements of individuals and the initiatives implemented on a local national level.

Staff group: All Staff

Deadline: 8th December 2018

Apply:  http://www.nsua.org/


British Journal of Nursing Awards

The BJN Awards recognise and celebrate the individuals going above and beyond in delivering their care. The nurse who goes above and beyond. The nurse who puts patient care at the heart of their role. The nurse who inspires you. The nurse who drives the profession. The nurse who deserves to be celebrated.

Staff group: Nursing

Deadline: 10th December  2018 (deadline extended)

Apply: http://www.bjnawards.co.uk/


Student Nursing Times Awards

Recognising and rewarding educational establishments and those committed to developing new nursing talent. They support the whole student nursing profession and celebrate the achievements those shaping the future of nursing. There are 17 categories recognising the achievements of students and educators.

Staff group: Students

Deadline: 14th December 2018

Apply: https://studentawards.nursingtimes.net/


HR Distinction Awards

Celebrates creative and engaging HR projects, promotes individuals who raise the profile of HR and honours the young, inspirational rising stars.

Staff group: Admin & Managers

Deadline: 16th December 2018

Apply: http://www.hrdistinctionawards.com/


Wellcome Photography Prize

Recognising the creators of the most informative, striking and technically excellent images recently acquired by Wellcome Images

Staff group: All staff

Deadline: 17th December 2018

Apply: https://wellcome.ac.uk/what-we-do/our-work/photography-prize


Medical Design Excellence Awards

To recognize significant achievements in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility.

Staff group: Estates & Ancillary

Deadline: 21st December 2018

Apply:  http://mdeawards.mddionline.com/


Employee Benefits Award

Awards employers that have excelled in a number of areas of employee benefits including pensions, healthcare, flexible benefits, communication and many more.

Staff group: Admin & Managers

Deadline: 21st December 2018

Apply:  http://www.employeebenefitsawards.co.uk/


BMA Medical Book Awards

The BMA medical book awards takes place annually to recognise outstanding contributions to medical literature.

Staff group: All staff

Deadline: 19th December 2019

Apply:  http://bma.org.uk/about-the-bma/bma-library/medical-book-awards


iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards

The iESE Public Service Transformation Awards celebrate the best in local public services.  Over a range of categories we look for those transformations in public services that have had the demonstrate true innovation and have delivered the biggest improvement for the lives of residents and local businesses.

Staff group: All staff

Deadline: 11th January 2019

Apply:  https://www.iese.org.uk/transformation-awards-2019



HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards

The HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards seek to recognise and reward outstanding efficiency and improvement by the NHS. The Value in Healthcare Awards recognise excellent use of resources, but they also seek out examples of demonstrable improvement in outcomes, both within back office functions and clinical initiatives.

Staff group: All staff

Deadline: 11th January 2019

Apply:  https://value.hsj.co.uk/enter


NICE Shared Learning Awards  

The NICE Shared Learning Awards recognise and reward examples of how NICE guidance has been put into practice in the NHS, local authorities, voluntary organisations and elsewhere.

Staff group: Admin & Managers

Deadline: 11th January 2019

Apply:  https://www.nwprocurement.co.uk/eisinfo.php


Advancing Healthcare Awards

The Advancing Healthcare Awards recognise and reward projects and professionals that lead innovative healthcare practice and make a real difference to patients’ lives. The awards are open to allied health professionals, healthcare scientists and those who work alongside them in support roles.

Staff group: Allied Health Professionals

Deadline: 14th January 2019

Apply:  http://ahpandhsawards.co.uk/


BMJ Awards

The BMJ Awards are the UK’s leading medical awards. Now celebrating 10 years of recognising the incredible work that healthcare teams across the country do every day, we aim to promote excellence in healthcare, showcase knowledge and experience that will inspire others, and give exposure to teams who demonstrate courage and passion for overcoming challenges in our common mission to improve outcomes for patients and communities across the country.

Staff group: Medical & Dental

Deadline: 18th January 2019

Apply:  http://thebmjawards.bmj.com/Home


International Safety Awards

The awards are open to businesses and organisations of all sizes, types and sectors – both members of the British Safety Council and non-members, in the UK and internationally, which demonstrate a real commitment to achieving high standards of health and safety.

Staff group: Admin & Managers

Deadline: 25th January 2019 (deadline extended)

Apply:  https://www.britsafe.org/awards-and-events/awards/international-safety-awards


Care Business Awards

The Awards will look at the expertise of companies providing home care in the UK, praise the teams that are making a difference by looking to raise standards, and look at both the products and services that the supplier side of the sector offers and at the organisations providing advice and consultancy in the sector.

Staff group: All staff

Deadline: 31st January 2019

Apply:  https://www.britsafe.org/awards-and-events/awards/international-safety-awards


RCN Fellowship & Honorary Fellowship

RCN members can nominate people for exceptional contributions to nursing or health care. Fellowships are for RCN members who are registered nurses in the UK. Honorary Fellowships are awarded to non-nurses or nurses registered outside the UK.

Staff group: Nurse/Midwife/Visit

Deadline: 1st February 2019

Apply:  https://www.rcn.org.uk/get-involved/rcn-awards/rcn-fellowship-and-honorary-fellowship-awards


RoSPA Awards -Birmingham London and Competitive

Awards for individual, team or organisational contribution to Health & Safety. There are also a number of specialist awards for environmental management or occupational health for example.

Staff group: Admin & Managers

Deadline: 1st February 2019

Apply:  http://www.rospa.com/awards/faqs/#2b


Patient Safety Awards

Individuals and organisations that are proving successful at initiatives that are driving the quality, clinical efficiency, effectiveness and safety agendas.

Staff group: All staff

Deadline: 5th February 2019

Apply:  https://awards.patientsafetycongress.co.uk/


Festival of Learning Awards

Festival of Learning awards showcase and celebrate the wonderful things that learning can achieve for individuals, families, communities and employers.  Get involved, and nominate the learners, tutors, projects and employers that deserve recognition, and will inspire others

Staff group: All staff

Deadline: 12th  February 2019

Apply: http://www.festivaloflearning.org.uk/


National Recycling Awards

The National Recycling Awards reward excellence across the industry and address recycling, reuse and waste reduction and are judged by their peers from across the industry. To win, entrants must demonstrate effective strategy, tangible improvement, innovative and creative solutions, and a strong business case. It’s as much about the bottom line as the environment.

Staff group: Estates & Ancillary

Deadline: 15th February 2019

Apply: http://www.festivaloflearning.org.uk/


HPMA Excellence Awards

Recognising and rewarding outstanding work in healthcare human resource management. Awards categories include creative thinking, partnership with unions, use of ESR, use of social media, improvement of HR capability amongst others.

Staff group: Admin and Managers

Deadline: 20th February 2019

Apply: www.hpma.awardsplatform.com


BIR Bayer Make It Better Service Award

The award will be given to the group of people who have demonstrated the best improvement in an aspect of service delivery by making it more effective, or have improved patient experience. This might be an innovative design of a piece of kit or changes to a patient pathway that has improved patient comfort or made the pathway less invasive, reduced delays or improved the environment for the patient.

Staff group: Allied Health Professionals

Deadline: 28th February 2019

Apply: http://www.bir.org.uk/makeitbetterserviceaward


Zenith Global Health Awards

Recognises that many healthcare and Allied Healthcare Professionals go beyond the call of duty to ensure delivery and sustenance of quality care for patients globally.

Staff group: Allied Health Professionals

Deadline: Open for submissions with no set deadline

Apply:  http://zenithglobalhealth.com/awards/

Note: No closing date for entries, apply as soon as possible.


Cavell Awards          

Celebrating the best and brightest in UK nursing and midwifery talent.

Staff group: Nurse/Midwife/Visit

Deadline: Open for submissions with no set deadline

Apply:  https://www.cavellnursestrust.org/awards

Note: No closing date for entries, apply as soon as possible.


Global Health & Pharma Awards (GHP) Social Care Awards

Give recognition to the individuals, teams and companies who show the highest levels of innovation, compassion and courage in one of the most important, yet challenging industries.

Staff group: Other

Deadline: Open for submissions with no set deadline

Apply:  https://www.ghp-news.com/social-care-awards-2019

Note: For organisations and service providers.


GHP Technology Awards

The GHP Technology Awards 2018 has been established to recognise the important contributions made by companies and individuals who are dedicated to enhancing the quality of healthcare available and create innovative healthcare solutions for individuals across the world.

Staff group: Other

Deadline: Open for submissions with no set deadline

Apply:  https://www.ghp-news.com/technology-awards-2018

Note: For companies and individuals.


Philip Goodeve-Docker Memorial Prize         

The prize is offered to the top performing student of the District Nursing programme in every university in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Staff group: Nurse/Midwife/Visit

Deadline: No deadline set

Apply:  https://www.qni.org.uk/explore-qni/qni-awards/philip-goodeve-docker-memorial-prize/


RCN Award of Merit

The Award of Merit is the highest honour the RCN bestows for service. As an RCN member, if you know someone who has dedicated their time and energy to helping RCN members, you can nominate them for an RCN Award of Merit.

Staff group: Nurse/Midwife/Visit

Deadline: All nominations now received will be considered for 2019

Apply:  https://www.rcn.org.uk/get-involved/rcn-awards/rcn-award-of-merit


RCN Fellowship & Honorary Fellowship

RCN members can nominate people for exceptional contributions to nursing or health care. Fellowships are for RCN members who are registered nurses in the UK. Honorary Fellowships are awarded to non-nurses or nurses registered outside the UK.

Staff group: Nurse/Midwife/Visit

Deadline: All nominations now received will be considered for 2019

Apply:  https://www.rcn.org.uk/get-involved/rcn-awards/rcn-fellowship-and-honorary-fellowship-awards


The Dora Roylance Prize for Student Health Visitors

This new academic prize is offered for outstanding students who have completed the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) Health Visitor programme. The prize is available at every university in England, Wales or Northern Ireland where this programme is currently offered.

Staff group: Nurse/Midwife/Visit

Deadline: Open for submissions with no set deadline

Apply: https://www.qni.org.uk/explore-qni/qni-awards/dora-roylance-memorial-prize/


The Queen’s Nursing Institute Long Service Award

The QNI Long Service Award is available to all community nurses across all specialties, who have completed 21 years of service.

Staff group: Nurse/Midwife/Visit

Deadline: All year round submission

Apply: https://www.qni.org.uk/explore-qni/qni-awards/long-service-award/


The following sites also have ongoing awards/prizes and should be checked each month:





How do I find nursing journal articles?

This blog is in response to our Nursing Journal Survey as people said they were uncertain how to access journals.

First Move

You will need an OpenAthens username and password to enter when you want to access paid for journals.

Self-register here  using your Christie email address
If you have a problem contact the library@christie.nhs.uk  or phone 3452

Forgotten your password? Try this

Finding a known reference

Inside the Trust:

1. HIVE > Department > Library
2. Scroll down on our Home page
Capture3. Click on the ejournal button
4. Type in the title of the journal you are looking for e.g. Cancer nursing
5. Select the relevant journal from the results
6. Once in the journal you will need to find the year of publication, then the volume, issue and finally find your page number
Try this example: Lee, MK., et al. (2018). Family Functioning Predicts End-of-Life Care Quality in Patients With Cancer. Cancer Nursing, 41(3), E1–E10


Outside the Trust:

  1. www.christie.nhs.uk/library
  2. Scroll down the page
  3. Click on the ejournal button and follow the same procedure as above
  4. This video shows another way that you can link externally to the journals

On your own mobile devise:

1. You will need a smartphone or tablet
2. Go to the app store and find Browzine. Download (There is some information here )
3. Select The Christie and login with your OpenAthens username and password
browzine 14. Type in the journal title in the search box e.g. Cancer Nursing and select your journal
5. Click on the available issues to find 41(3) and scroll to find article
6. When you click on the article title it will download the full text
7. You can now read, save, email etc.
8. This blog will explain how to set up your bookshelf but the quiz has finished

Finding articles on a topic

You will need to do a literature search to do this using some databases like HDAS, PubMed or the Trip Database.
1. We offer training for this
2. HIVE > Department > Library > Training Dates [Left hand side]
3. You can also do some e-learning on literature searching
4. Here are some guides and some video clips as reminders
5. Remember your library staff are here to support you, so do contact us if you are unsure of how to do a literature search.

Keeping up to date with your favourite journals

1. We can send you electric tables of content for journals so either email library@christie.nhs.uk or phone us 3452
2. You can use My Bookshelf in Browzine. See link on point 8 above


Autumn 2018 Newsletter: the latest from the Library

Sunset over Wilmslow Road, October 2018

It has been quite some time since our last newsletter, so here are some recent developments and things to look out for from the library.

  • We are launching a Staff Book Club in November, open to all staff at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. The first one will take place at lunch time on Thursday 29th November 2018 more information will be coming soon but save the date if you are interested!
  • Feedback from our latest Randomised Coffee Trial has been very positive so far, so we hope to run another one some time in December. For more information on what it involved, check out Library Manager Mary’s blog post here.
  • Watch this space for a new influx of Nursing books on the library, we will update here when they arrive!
  • BMJ Best Practice has proven popular with staff, in particular the guidelines within your preferred subject area. Our blog explains all about BMJ Best Practice here. Once you have set up an account using your OpenAthens on the website you can access the content anywhere on the go via the BMJ best practice app, even when offline!
  • Last but most definitely not least, we recommend the Greater Manchester Ebooks blog which is an extensive repository of online content staff can access with their OpenAthens log in details. Browse by subject area or subscribe to be alerted of new content when it drops. Definitely one to bookmark if you like to access up to date eBooks. In particular there is a large collection of management eBooks on there.