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Information needs of Managed Clinical Networks for Cancer*. Annette Thain Cancer Information Librarian North Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust * Sponsored by the Research in the Workplace Award 2001.

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Information needs of managed clinical networks for cancer

Information needs of Managed Clinical Networks for Cancer*

Annette Thain

Cancer Information Librarian

North Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust

* Sponsored by the Research in the Workplace Award 2001


Feasibility study of a cross boundary Managed Information Network to match the needs of Managed Clinical Networks for Cancer

By conducting an information needs analysis across the West of Scotland MCN for Colorectal Cancer


Collaboration national local
Collaboration - national & local Network to match the needs of Managed Clinical Networks for Cancer

  • National Electronic Library for Health

  • NHS Scotland Electronic Library

  • Glasgow Health Information Gateway


Background
Background Network to match the needs of Managed Clinical Networks for Cancer

  • Acute Services Review, 1998 recommended setting up of MCN

  • Requirements of MCN to use the documented evidence base

  • Equivalent in England is the National Service Framework and the Cancer Service Collaborative Programme


Managed clinical networks
Managed Clinical Networks Network to match the needs of Managed Clinical Networks for Cancer

  • ‘…linked groups of health professionals and organisations from primary, secondary and tertiary care, working in a co-ordinated manner, unconstrained by existing professional and Health Board Boundaries, to ensure equitable provision of high quality clinically effective services through our Scotland.’


Project

Specification for a Managed Information Network for Colorectal Cancer MCN

Define the parameters for a trial of the proposed service

Establish a model of collaborative working

To define a model of a specialised information service to all Cancer MCN

Project


Information needs analysis
Information needs analysis Colorectal Cancer MCN

  • Questionnaire to all the members of the West of Scotland Colorectal MCN

  • Semi-structured interviews with representatives of each staff group, sector and Trust in the network

  • Map existing provision for each group

  • Identify gaps and options for solutions


Services to investigate
Services to investigate Colorectal Cancer MCN

  • Print resources and lending rights

  • Electronic access to

    • databases

    • journals

    • textbooks

  • Inter-library loans

  • Patient information


Services to investigate1
Services to investigate Colorectal Cancer MCN

  • Professional services

    • expert searches

    • current awareness services

    • training

      • literature searching

      • critical appraisal


Final outcome
Final outcome Colorectal Cancer MCN

  • A proposal for an information service to the West of Scotland Colorectal Cancer Managed Clinical Network which can hopefully be used as a model for all Managed Clinical Networks.


Research in the workplace award 2001
Research in the Workplace Award 2001 Colorectal Cancer MCN

  • Sponsored by the Health Libraries Group, IFM Healthcare, University Medical School Librarians Group and University of Health Sciences Libraries Group, with support from Libraries for Nursing

  • Further details available from: www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/ifmh/ or www.shef.ac.uk/~scharr/researchos/home.html


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