Keeping Up to Date

There are many ways to keep up to date with developments in your profession or speciality. Two of the easiest and most effective ways are as follows:

Journals - electronic tables of contents

You can receive the tables of contents from virtually any journal by email, on publication. If you require any help in choosing a range of journals related to your specialty, please contact us.

To register for this service, simply list the journal titles you would like using our online form.

Database auto alerts

By creating an auto alert on a database such as Medline or CINAHL you will be alerted every time a new article is published based on your search terms. Please contact us if you would like us to work with you on a developing a search strategy and to set up the alert.

Other ways to keep up to date

If you require assistance in setting up any of the following alerting services, please contact us.

  1.   1.   AMEDEO
  2.   3.   CASH (Current Awareness Service for Health)
  3.   4.   DynaMed Weekly Updates
  4.   2.   Evidence Updates
  5.   5.   Horizon Scanning Bulletins
  6.   6.   JournalTOCs - latest tables of contents
  7.   7.   Management Information
  8.   8.   NICE Newsletters and Alerts
  9.   9.   NIHR Signals
  10. 10.   PracticeUpdate
  11. 11.   RSS Feeds
  12. 12.   UHSM Academy Library e-newsletter and Twitter


AMEDEO offers weekly updates from journal subsets of interest. The free facility has a user friendly website which can be used to set up alerts. Using AMEDEO you can

CASH (Current Awareness Service for Health)

CASH aims to keep health professionals up-to-date with new developments for the benefit of patient care and improved decision making. It covers 3 broad sectors - Primary Care, Secondary Care and Mental Health, and includes clinical, management and policy issues.

DynaMed Weekly Updates

DynaMed Weekly Updates are prepared by the clinician members of the DynaMed Editorial Team and comprise of one to five articles which are deemed to be most likely to change clinical practice.

To see examples of previous newsletters and to subscribe to receive future newsletters, click here.

To access DynaMed itself click here.

Horizon Scanning Bulletins

Horizon Scanning Bulletins are published monthly and cover a range of key subject areas with the purpose of identifying best practice, innovations and future risk factors. Current titles are:

Evidence Updates

Evidence Updates is a collaboration between DynaMed Plus and McMaster University's Health Information Research Unit to provide you with access to current best evidence from research, tailored to your own health care interests, to support evidence-based clinical decisions.

For more information on Evidence Updates to register, click here.


JournalTOCs is a free service that gives you free access to the latest tables of contents (TOCs) from over 18000 journals and alerts you when new issues of your followed journals are published.

To access, click here.

Management Information


The Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) is dedicated to improving healthcare across the NHS in the North West. To go to the AQuA portal page, register and to subscribe to receive regular alerting emails of AquA activities and news, click here.

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission carries out inspections to ensure hospitals and other healthcare providers are meeting national standards. They offer a range of newsletters for healthcare professionals and healcare providers. To subscribe to receive CQC newsletters, click here.

GOV.UK / Department of Health email alerts

The official government website provides an email alert subscription service that can be tailored to your exact requirements. To subscribe to the service, click here.

Healthcare Management RSS Feed

This can be accessed from the Academy Library's Home page. It comprises of a number of authoritative news feeds from various sources such as the Health Service Journal. To access, (Internet Expolorer only) click here.

The Health Foundation newsletter and alerts

The Health Foundation is an independent charity working to improve the quality of healthcare in the UK. To subscribe to receive the Health Foundation's e-newsletter or monthly Research Scan email alerts, click here.

HQIP Bulletin

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) promotes quality in healthcare, and aims to increase the impact that clinical audit has on healthcare quality in England and Wales. Their fortnightly bulletin provides the latest news, events and work programmes, plus developments and policy publications from all other relevant healthcare organisations and the wider world of clinical audit and healthcare quality improvement. To subscribe to the bulletins, click here.

King's Fund updates and alerts

The King's Fund King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and health care in England. They offer a range of bulletins and alerts covering the latest documents and reports, news and policy developments. To view the alerts available and to subscribe, click here..

Monitor NHS Foundation Trust Bulletin and news updates

The Monitor is the sector regulator for health services in England, protecting and promoting the interests of patients by ensuring that the whole sector works for their benefit. The Foundation Trust Bulletin is Monitor's monthly publication sent to NHS foundation trust chief executives, chairs, finance and medical and nursing directors. To access previous bulletins and to subscribe, click here. To subscribe to Monitor news updates, click here.

NHS Benchmarking newsletter

NHS Benchmarking is the in-house benchmarking service of the NHS. The Network exists to identify and share good practice across the Health and Social Care sector. To subscribe to the NHS Benchmarking newsletter, click here.

Government Policy on NHS Efficiency

Collection of Case studies, news storys, reports, press releases, key policy documents etc. outlining what the Government is doing about NHS efficiency To receive email alerts, click here.

NHS England newsletter and bulletins

NHS England's main aim is to improve the health outcomes for people in England. To subscribe to receive NHS News updates, click here. To subscribe to receive one or more NHS England's bulletins, click here. newsletter is the principal information resource and representative body for NHS managers in the United Kingdom. It provides a free membership web-community for everyone who works in and around the NHS. The weekly e-letter includes news, opinion, information, ideas and the occasional controversy! To subscribe click here.

NHS Workforce bulletin

This bulletin is published by NHS Employers for HR practitioners and workforce leaders and covers areas such as workforce change, policy issues and provides news on relevant events and publications. To subscribe, click here.

NICE monthly e-newsletter

NICE (National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) provide independent, authoritative and evidence-based guidance to support healthcare professionals to make sure the care provided is of the best quality and offering the best value for money. The NICE monthly bulletin features latest news and guidance from NICE. To subscribe, click here.

Nuffield Trust newsletters and email alerts

The Nuffield Trust is an authoritative and independent source of evidence-based research and policy analysis for improving health care in the UK. Their regular e-newsletter covers news about the Trust's latest research and analysis, key research projects, video interviews with UK and international health leaders, blogs from experts, latest events and interactive data visualisations. You can also subscribe to email updates, tailored to your own areas of interest. To subscribe, click here.

QualityWatch email alerts

QualityWatch is the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation's major research programme providing independent scrutiny into how the quality of health and social care is changing over time. To subscribe to email alerts, click here.

Nice Newsletters and Alerts

NICE Newsletters and Alerts cover the following areas: all of which can be subscribed to via the NICE website:
Medicines and Prescribing alerts
Social Care Update
Eyes on Evidence Awareness Services
Medicines awareness service
Public health evidence awareness service
Evidence updates
Quality and Improvement Case Studies
To subscribe to any of the above alerts and for more information, visit the NICE website.

NIHR Signals

The NIHR Dissemination Centre produce a series of contextualised summaries of latest research called NIHR Signals. New Signals are added weekly and you can sign up for email alerts or follow @OfficialNIHR on Twitter.


A free service that delivers customised expert content to you by email. Subjects covered include:

Each of the above are subdivided into specialist categories. To register and access this service, click here.

RSS news feeds

The right side of the Library's home page lists a number of clinical and non-clinical specialities, each of which links to a collection of quality websites reporting the very latest news concerning that speciality. If your speciality does not appear in the list, please contact us.

UHSM Academy Library e-newsletter and Twitter

Keep up to date with the latest library news via our blog. You can subscribe to receive updates to the blog by clicking on the link within the blog. You also have the opportunity to comment on anything we post.

To view the latest newsletter click here.
You can follow @academylibrary on Twitter

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