Current Awareness Bulletin

Keeping in touch with what goes on in your professional field can be overwhelming and time consuming, but the Library can help.
We create Current Awareness Bulletins to keep you up to date with the new evidence in a variety of areas of interest across the NHS.

If you’d like to receive our bulletins by email make sure you have a NICE OpenAthens account. You’ll get them straight to your inbox as soon as they come out.


Current awareness and alerting services

You can sign up for bulletins or newsfeeds from various external organisations on a variety of topics or create your own alerts, using services that gather journal articles of interest together for you.

A large collection of healthcare eTOCs (online Tables of Contents from journals) sorted by speciality that allow you to tailor-make your own regular eTOC bulletin of relevant journals.

Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) newsfeeds organised by Health Topic, Age Group and Health Functions & Management.

Alerts from Healthcare Databases Advanced Search
Get HDAS updates on new content matching a specific row from a search strategy you've created. Alerts can be set to run at a number of frequency intervals, provide outputs in a number of formats and include differing levels of detail.

The largest free collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents, JournalTOCS will alert you when new issues of your followed journals are published and send you the TOCs.

Kings Fund
Email updates on the activities, news and views of the Kings Fund as well as The King's Fund Leadership Newsletter, Health Management and Policy Alert, Health and Wellbeing Boards Alert and The Integrated Care Bulletin.

LIHNN (Leading Health Libraries in the North West) Horizon Scanning Bulletins
The Horizon Scanning Bulletins support the commissioning process and service redesign, bringing together new and emerging information on best practice, innovation and future risk factors. There are currently 13 bulletins including topics like Type 2 Diabetes, Breast Feeding and Orthopaedics.

NICE newsletters and alerts
News and alerts from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence, including Surveillance report alerts, Medicines and prescribing alerts, Medicines and prescribing: important new evidence, Medicines awareness service, NICE News, Update for Primary Care and more.

NHS England Bulletins
Sign up to a range of email bulletins aimed at different groups of NHS and healthcare professionals. New Care Models Update bulletin, Chief Nursing Officer bulletin, Chief Scientific Officer bulletin, Learning Disability Update, Liaison and diversion bulletin, Specialised commissioning stakeholder newsletter and more.

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

You can use the app on your devices, set up emails and personalised alerts on the latest articles from the journals that interest you.

Transfusion Evidence Library Evidence Alert
The Transfusion Evidence Alert provides you with a monthly selection of the most important and newest publications around the world about blood transfusion and transfusion alternatives.

University Hospitals Leicester Clinical Librarian Service – Evidence Updates
Regular bulletins detailing the latest evidence and literature in a range of clinical topic areas from Emergency medicine to infection control and neonatal care.

West Middlesex Hospital Current Awareness portal
A portal containing twenty separate specialty bulletins, plus a page containing links to another 11 bulletins, some of which are specialties, and some of which are specific topics.

WHO News via RSS
Public and global health information from the World Health Organization.