Sunday, 8 June 2014

ScHARRNews - Monday 9th June 2014



NICE Guidelines methods consultation…
… closes on the 30th June!  The new methods guide marks quite a change as up until now, separate methods were operating for the three different types of guidelines – clinical, public health and social care.  The new methods manual covers all of them.Remember that NICE Guidelines, and these proposed methods, are separate from Appraisals.Of particular interest to HEDS are Chapters 5-7:Identifying th
Telehealth and Telecare for those with Learning Disabilities - Competition for funding to develop your own products!
A new Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) has been launched by NHS England, in partnership with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). The projects will aim to improve the physical and mental health outcomes for those living with learning disabilities. This is a competition open to those from single companies from the private, public and third sector who are able to supply NHS and its


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"1,2,3, Testing!"- Audio and the modern LIS ProfessionalImage by David Jones: used via CC BY 2.0In a world where video-based content is fast becoming the dominant online medium, it's easy to forget that audio is still as accessible, relevant and engaging as ever. In this article, Claire Beecroft, an information specialist from the School of Heal
App Swap Breakfast Curation Tools
The second App Swap Breakfast (ASB) took place with CiCS and looked at curation tools. As with the first ASB there was a good turn out with lively discussion that looked a few more issues relating to the use of apps and smart devices in the University. One issue that had arisen before the second ASB was that of presenting apps on a big screen. Many staff had experience of presenting slides and Web
European Wound Management Association eHealth symposium in Madrid
The European Wound Management Association ( hosted an eHealth symposium as part of their annual conference in Madrid in May 2014. This year’s theme for the conference was Innovation, Know-How and Technology in Wound Care, and Jo Nicholson was invited as a guest speaker for one of the conference’s key sessions about factors affecting large-scale adoption and implementation of eHealth

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Free University HTA course
HEDS are running its successful massive open online course (MOOC) on HTA again; 600 people gained a Certification of Complention when it was run previously in 2013.  Open to all, the MOOC is take place from the 30th June until the 3rd August.  It is based on content adapted from our Masters in International Health Technolgy Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement, and as such is built using the expe
Sperm size and shape in young men affected by cannabis use
Young men who use cannabis may be putting their fertility at risk by inadvertently affecting the size and shape of their sperm according to research published today (Thursday 5 June 2014).

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