Current Awareness Services

The Library service can help you keep up to date with news and changes in your field – from current awareness bulletins on different topics to alerts to let you know when new articles appear in your favourite journals or new books arrive on any of a number of different specialties.

Current Awareness Bulletins

These are regularly produced, highlighting key evidence, reports and articles from a wide range of sources and e-mailed out to subscribers as a pdf.

Current topics covered are listed below, further bulletins may be available soon.

We also produce a Daily Health Bulletin. This is a daily (Mon-Fri) e-mail alert of key NHS, NICE and other health related organisations and government departments.

To sign up for any of these bulletins, please download this form and return to the library at DRI or Bassetlaw Hospital, in person or to

Click on the title below for a printable version of the bulletin that you are interested in:

Cancer Services Bulletin

Commissioning Bulletin

Dementia Bulletin

Infection Control Bulletin

Innovation & Improvement Bulletin

Maternity & Obstetrics Bulletin

Mindfulness Bulletin

Palliative Care Bulletin

Paediatrics Bulletin

Shared Learning Bulletin

Non-Medical Prescribers Bulletin – if you are a non-medical prescriber and would like to receive a copy of the Non-Medical Prescribers Bulletin that we receive courtesy of the library service at Mid-Yorkshire NHS Trust – please complete the form indicated above.


This free service contains Tables Of Contents for over 24000 journals from over 2200 publishers. Sign up for free and:
– follow your favourite journals (up to 30 titles)
– be alerted when new issues of your favourite journals are published
– save and export articles
– save your searches

To set up a TOC, click the JournalTOC logo or this link

e-TOC Alerts:

Alternatively, we are happy to set up Electronic Tables Of Contents (eTOC) alerts for you on a wide range of subjects and topics – see below for a recent example:

Emergency Medicine e-TOC Alert – September 2018

SaLT Speech Current Awareness Bulletin – October 2018

New Book Alerts:

Would you like to receive details of new books added to library stock in a subject area(s) that you’re interested in?

Either fill in this form and return to the library at either DRI or Bassetlaw (or email to ). Alternatively, email us stating “New Book Alerts” in the subject heading and let us know which areas you’d like to receive notifications about.

Current subject areas include:
Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine
Anatomy & Physiology
Biochemistry, Pathology & Haematology
Cardiology & Cardiovascular system
Clinical effectiveness, Clinical governance & Clinical audit
Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Digestive System Gastroenterology, including Liver
Emergency and Traumatic Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes
Food, Nutrition & Dietetics
Geriatric medicine. Elderly Care, Palliative and End of Life care
GU medicine
Infection Control
Intensive & Critical Care Medicine
Management, Leadership and Supervision
Medical Ethics, Safeguarding
Medical imaging
Medical Revision
Medicine (General)
Neurology, Nervous system, Stroke
Obstetrics. Midwifery. Gynaecology. Women’s health (including breast diseases) 
Orthopaedics. Rheumatology
Paediatrics, Child Health, Neonatal medicine
Patient safety, Quality and Improvement
Pharmacology. Prescribing
Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation
Primary Care
Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health
Reflective practice
Renal system, Nephrology
Respiratory medicine
Study skills, Writing
Surgery, Perioperative care
Teaching and Education

Library Newsletter

We produce a quarterly newsletter to keep you up to date with changes in the library service, new resources, training & anything else we think you might need to know about us.

Donwload the latest issues below:

Knowledge and Library Service Newsletter Issue 5 Winter 2018

Knowledge and Library Service Newsletter Issue 4 Spring 2018

Knowledge and Library Service Newsletter Issue 3 Autumn 2017


For further information or assistance on any of these current awareness services, please contact one of the staff members below:

Sarah Gardner
Clinical/Outreach Librarian
Tel: 01909 572950, or BAS. ext 572950


Dave Ashbey
Knowledge and Information Officer
Tel: 01302 642892, or DRI. ext 642892

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