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We provide a range of services to help you find the best evidence to support your clinical decisions and patient care.

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Our healthcare information success stories

Learn how other users have used our services to improve patient care.

Literature search on the use of fidaxomicin for prophylaxis of Clostridium difficile infection.
We provided a literature search for our Consultant Medical Microbiologist with the evidence needed to support a formal ‘one-off drug application’ for a patient suffering considerable morbidity with recurrent attacks of infection. 
"We needed a very thorough literature search from the library and indeed it provided several useful references. It was also provided very quickly which was important as we were hoping to start the patient on the drug imminently. The benefit to the patient concerned can not be understated as she was at significant risk of not surviving any subsequent attack of this infection. In the longterm we may have also saved money in preventing hospital admission of the patient." Consultant Medical Microbiologist

To read more about how others have used our services to improve patient care view our library catalogue.

If you have a healthcare information story to share please email esth.hirsonlibrary@nhs.net.

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Library Events - Point of Care Tools

We need your help to make sure that all clinical staff are accessing the correct clinical information resource to provide evidence based patient care at Epsom and St Helier.  During September and October, we will be trialling two point of care tools BMJ Best Practice and DynaMed Plus. We want you to compare these tools to our current point of care tool UpToDate. See the library events page for more details.

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