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CASH


Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH)

CASH aims to keep health professionals up-to-date with new developments for the benefit of patient care and improved decision making. It is a collaborative service provided by librarians from around England who monitor and capture content from across 3 broad sectors - Primary Care, Secondary Care and Mental Health.

The content is added to the central CASH Database and is made available to search or be streamed as a Newsfeed, using RSS technology. The newsfeeds are also available to subscribe to as a daily email alert via The CASH Portal.


Who is it for?

CASH is aimed at health professionals working within the NHS and partner organisations.

CASH also provides a central infrastructure for the provision of current awareness services locally. To find out more about the benefits of contributing to CASH, please visit the Contributors’ Pages.


What does it cover?

CASH alerts health professionals to a wide range of information across Primary Care, Secondary Care and Mental Health. Topics covered include:

Cancer

Neonatal Care

Cardiology

Nursing

Children and Young People

Orthopaedics and Rheumatology

Commisssioning

Parliamentary and Legal

Critical Care

Patient Safety

Information Management (statistics)

Primary Care

Later Life

Public Health

Lifestyle improvement (behaviour change)

Quality and Service Improvement

Long Term Conditions

Secondary Care

Management

Social Care

Mental Health

 

Who manages it?

CASH is run by a Steering Group– a team of library managers and information professionals with years of experience in delivering current awareness services. 

How can I get involved?

More information on how to get involved with CASH is available on the Contributors’ Pages. 

How can I access the service?

CASH is a freely accessible web resource: http://cash.libraryservices.nhs.uk/.

CASH also has a dedicated Netvibes portal, including email alerts for each of the newsfeeds and specialist bulletins: http://www.netvibes.com/keeping-up-to-date#Home.

Page updated 17 July 2014