Current awareness


We provide a number of electronic current awareness services to keep you up to date with the latest developments in your areas of interest. These include: a daily news digest, several themed news bulletins and quick in-depth searches on current  health topics.


Daily Digest

Emailed out every morning with the latest health related news from 50 sources including the Department of Health, The King's Fund, Nuffield Trust, Health Foundation, BMA, Reuters, BBC, HSJ & the broadsheets.

Clinical Commissioning Bulletin

Emailed weekly from sources such as the Department of Health, Primary Care Contracting, Audit Commission, The King's Fund and NHS Confederation. Also includes the most recent scholarly journal articles on the topic.

Public Health Bulletin

Weekly overview of current public health issues. We monitor UK and international sources.

Mental Health Leadership Bulletin

Emailed quarterly with the latest from Leadership in Action and the Journal of Leadership Studies, amongst others.

Public and Patient Involvement Bulletin (PPI)

Monthly update from sources such as INVOLVE, NHS England, National Voices, the Picker Institute and the latest journal articles.

Integrated Care Bulletin

Emailed monthly from sources such as Health and Social Care in the Community, Journal of Integrated Care, as well as relevant sources from around the web.

Snappy Searches

Here we pull together current web-based material on a given topic. Our Snappy Searches aim to be broad surveys of current health-related themes or issues. We send out two of these per week, and at least one of the searches will have a public health focus.

Twitter and Storify

Social Media plays a big part in our work. We support our academic staff in their using Twitter and in themed Storifies we pull together blog posts, tweets and latest news.

Recent Searches Update

Sent out once a month, this is an update on all our in-depth literature searches as well as the snappy searches on current topics. Available to our academic staff and contract users only.

Library News

We provide you with regular updates on new additions to our library stock, as well as a fortnightly newsletter on what is going on at HSMC Library. Plus: don't forget to follow us on Twitter!