Keeping up-to-date


Use the services listed below to keep professionally up-to-date. 
They save you time & energy  AND 
the relevant information on topics of your choice comes to you, at regular intervals!


Current Awareness Services for the Trust Staff

Current Awareness Bulletins


Service Name Content
Specialist resources

The Trust Library produces a wide range of specialty guides that signpost current awareness services.

NHS England Bulletins


  • CCG bulletin

  • Chief Nursing Officer’s bulletin

  • Chief Scientific Officer’s bulletin

  • GP and Practice bulletin

Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH)

A collaborative project provided by a network of librarians and knowledge managers in the health sector who monitor and capture content from across a range of subject areas.  (Complements the Horizon Scanning Service - see in section below)

  • A-Z of topics covering a wide range of specialties and health-related topics

  • Current awareness bulletins to keep you up to date

  • RSS newsfeeds – subscribe to receive the latest news and information




Horizon Scans

Specialist Horizon Scanning Services (provided by various NHS Libraries)

These have a target audience of Commissioners and Service Provision Managers in Primary and Secondary Care.  They focus on new information on best practice & innovation for service provision and future risk factors. 

N.B. Horizon Scans are not current awareness bulletins giving all new information and clinical research on the topic.   (For these, see CASH Service in the section above)


Click on the titles to view the latest Horizon Scans on the specialities listed below. 

Breast surgery



  Diabetes (type 2) 

Child health

  End of Life care

Child mental health

  Falls prevention

Critical care




National Alerting Services

The following national services are available to all NHS staff.


Service name Content Further information

Tables of contents sent to your email address as soon as journals (of your choice) are published.


Specialty specific alerts for peer-reviewed articles and reports.

NICE Evidence Search

Save your searches & set up alerts to receive newly published information by email.