Keeping up to date with new research is a must for healthcare professionals. Stay on top of developments in your field and stay current.

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CARES Alerts

Use our customised CARES Alerts service to be regularly updated in your clinical or managerial field.


Journal Table of Contents (TOC) Alerts

Many publishers will allow users to sign up to a table of contents service, where you will be alerted via email to the table of contents (TOC) of journal issues, whenever an issue is published.  Look out for a link to sign up for TOC alerts service on the home page of your favourite journals.

There are services that also allow you to sign-up to receive toc alerts from a number of journals at once.

JournalTocs is a free online service which provides tables of contents and offers RSS feeds for new content, for over 24,000 journals. It will email you with details of new articles as they are published and often includes an abstract. You need to sign up for this service and can receive toc alerts for up to 30 titles.

Zetoc (SGUL users only). Produced by the British Library, Zetoc allows access to 29,000 journals and its Zetoc Alert service.


Topic Alerts

Set up topic search alerts in databases such as PubMed, Medline, Embase or Cinahl hosted via OvidSP, Ebsco or NICE Evidence Services. Once you have carried out your search, you can save your search as an autoalert. Once set up, each time a new article is added to your database of choice, that matches your strategy, you will be updated either via email or RSS.


Current Awareness Bulletins and Newsletters

Access current awareness bulletins and newsletters published on the web to keep yourself informed.  A number of health libraries across the UK produce current awareness bulletins. See the current awareness bulletins list

Keep up to date with the latest health policy news and views by subscribing to St. George’s weekly Health E-News bulletin, distributed by Mailchimp, a US-based marketing platform, on our behalf. You can sign up via email. To find out more about how Mailchimp processes your data, see their Privacy Policy.

Current Awareness Services for Health (CASH)
CASH is a collaborative service  run a by a number of health librarians with extensive experience of running current awareness updates for health professionals across the primary, secondary and mental health care.

The content is added to the central CASH Database and made available to search or stream via RSS technology.

NHS England Bulletins
NHS England produces a range of bulletins aimed at professional groups such as nurses, GP staff and commissioners.To subscribe to the bulletin(s) of most interest to you, select a bulletin and complete the quick sign-up form to receive updates via email.

North Thames Libraries Current Awareness Bulletin for Nursing & Allied Health Staff
This bi-monthly bulletin on a range of nursing and PAMs topics is produced by the Bloomsbury Healthcare Library.


RSS Feeds

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) Feeds allow you to see when websites have added  new journal articles or content. RSS feeds are a great way of saving time when accessing the latest information from a range of different sites, as they automatically check all the sites for new content. They are also sometimes known as news feeds.

You can tell if a website has an RSS feed by looking for the RSS icon – an orange square with white radio waves.

To collect and read news feeds you will need to use a news reader program or app such as Netvibes or Feedly.


Last Updated: Wednesday, 05 December 2018 11:26