Archive for the ‘Health Information’ Category

CILIP in London Talk – The impact of information services in the voluntary sector

March 13, 2007

Talk from Christine Goodair, Head of Website & Information Services at DrugScope. This talk provided an introduction to working in information services in the voluntary sector, the variety of work that it is possible to undertake and some of the more negative (or challenging) aspects. Discussion of the DrugScop blog (and RSS feed) and how it has proved such a success. A very positive aspect of working in the voluntary sector appears to be that there is great scope for initiative but this is balanced by limited funding and sometimes uncertainty about future funding/sustainability – “an exciting if not entirely secure place to work”.


Critical Appraisal Skills for Healthcare Librarians

November 28, 2006

Course on how to undertake a critical appraisal, including how to understand and judge statistics and other charts and diagrams commonly used in healthcare articles.

Workshadowing – Information Pharmacists

September 14, 2006

Spent a few hours workshadowing Information Pharmacist colleagues to gain a better understanding of their work and the resources they require to undertake their job.

Finding Pharmaceutical Information – UKeiG workshop

July 7, 2006

This course was an excellent day providing a large amount of information about clinical trials, drug development and the role of information within the pharmaceutical industry and was followed by discussion of a large number of free resources. (more…)

Marylebone Medical Walk

May 16, 2006

Walking tour between the London headquarters of the Royal College of Physicians, the Association of Anaesthetists and the British Dental Association including a visit to their museums. 

Biomedical Information at the British Library – an introductory workshop for readers

May 11, 2006

A workshop introducing users to the biomedical resources of the British Library, including both the print collectionn and subscription online resources available from the BL reading rooms.

Proprietray Books and Pharmacopoeias – Talk by Information Pharmacist

April 6, 2006

Short talk from an information pharmacist colleague regarding proprietary books and pharmacopoeias, their history and current uses, and print and online versions available to visitors to the Information Centre.

BMA Library’s Online Searching Course

November 22, 2005

Workshop on using MEDLINE via the OVID interface.

BMA Library Open Day

April 25, 2005

Visit to the BMA Library providing an overview of services open to members (including institutional members) and an introduction to their electronic document delivery service.