Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Patient Safety Report

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The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA), on behalf of the Patient Safety Forum, has published 'Safety first: one year on'.

This report reveals that many major milestones have been reached over the last year, but that there is still a lot of work to do to ensure that all NHS organisations have patient safety as their number one priority.

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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The ScHARR Library Blog would like to wish all our friends and colleagues a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

NEW: Research Funding Update: Project and Programmes

Do you have a great research idea but no funding? Are you looking for funding for a new project or programme?

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If you would like to be added to the distribution list for the Research Funding Update contact me, Anna Wilkinson on 0114 2220894 or by email For more information about the funding service available from the ScHARR library please view our Research Funding page.

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Book of the Week

Economic Analysis in Health Care by Stephen Morris, Nancy Devlin and David Parkin (2007)

Be the first to read this new book by three leaders in the field of health economics. "Economic Analysis in Health Care" provides a comprehensive coverage of both the economics of health care systems and the evaluation of health care technologies. It has been written as a core textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students with knowledge of economic analysis and will appeal to an international audience. It adopts an international perspective, using examples and case studies from the UK, the rest of Europe, and other countries. It contains detailed exposition of the economic theory alongside relevant examples and applications. It focuses on both market-related and economic evaluation aspects of health economics (some books focus purely on market-related aspects). It is contributed by a strong author team with very broad experience of writing and teaching health economics. (Review courtesy of

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Take Five December

It is packed full of current awareness, training courses, research funding opportunities and new websites.

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Take Five is the Trent RDSU’s monthly update. To join the Take Five distribution list please contact me, Anna Wilkinson on 0114 2220894 or by email