The Support for Evidence and Searching (SENSE) service can be accessed by all staff via QUEST. The progress of requests can be tracked via this website.
The service aims to support NHSGGC staff in all aspects of patient care, service development, professional decision making and with their research and CPD.
Search services include:
- Literature searches
Place a request and a professional librarian will search the evidence base and send you back a list with links to full text articles if available
- Keeping up to date
Email alerts are used to publish frequently updated information such as new research and publications. Many professional organisations use them to keep readers up to date. Alerts can also be set up on topics following a search on a database (eg. for a literature search). We can set alerts for you, or advise you on how to create them for yourself.
- Summarising services
An enhanced search and synthesis service to support service improvement, clinical guidelines, patient care and research. It is usually a short and focused piece of work, organising and summarising a list of search results into a single framework or summary. The content of the searches, format of the final results, and timescale are all agreed with the user and tailored where possible to suit the needs of individual projects.
The literature analysis service is available for large-scale projects to support service development, guidelines and other Board projects.
- Tools and measures enquiry service
A specialist enquiry service which investigates copyright permissions for diagnostic tools and outcome measures. Where possible, the Library Network will seek to obtain permissions for tools to allow NHSGGC staff to use them. The Library Network does not arrange the purchasing of tools or licences. The search for the copyright holder can take up to 10 working days; timescales for any permissions check can vary.