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Library Manager, Angela Smith co-authored a paper on the essential support provided by librarians in medical education

Our Library Manager, Angela Smith has co-authored a compelling paper titled Time to set a standard for the standards: health libraries provide crucial support for Australian medical training programs. This article highlights the essential role of health librarians in supporting medical education and emphasises the urgent need to establish benchmark accreditation standards for health libraries in Australia.

HNE Health Libraries urges everyone to take a moment to read the article.

Avian Influenza H5N1 resources for NSW Health staff

On 22 May 2024, a webinar was held on the current Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 situation, supported by specialists from NSW Department of Primary Industries, Health Protection NSW, NSW Health Pathology, the NSW Biocontainment Centre and Clinical Excellence Commission. NSW Health staff can click here to access the recording of the highly informative webinar. Please note that the information was correct at 22 May 2024 and as of today remains current.

Several NSW factsheets have been recently updated to support communication with patients and the public about the risks of Avian Influenza.

These are available online:

Avian influenza factsheet
Avian influenza – information for contacts factsheet
Be Careful Around Wildlife

Any questions about this recording or resources can be directed to the One Health Branch, Health Protection NSW:

"Research Support Services across our Partners: What do I need and where can I access it?" Click to find out more about this free online seminar on Tuesday June 4

The University of Newcastle, in collaboration with Hunter New England LHD and Central Coast LHD are presenting a free online seminar “Research Support Services across our Partners: What do I need and where can I access it?” on Tuesday 4 June from noon – 1.30pm.

The seminar - designed for health researchers from all LHDs - is part of the Health Professionals Research Education Program (HPREP) - a series of seminars, providing information and practical advice for clinicians, clinician researchers, clinician managers, conjoints and health academics.

Professor Nicholas Goodwin, Director of Research, Central Coast LHD - plus a star-studded expert panel - will unpack what research services and supports are available to assist you in your research journey. Find out where to go and the best contacts to access all these services regardless of what part of the research cycle you are focused on right now.

Online via zoom only: Please register and you will be sent a calendar invitation with the zoom link

When: Tuesday 4 June 2024 - from 12.00 noon - 1.30pm

Register via email to:

Recordings of previous sessions are available to HNE Health Libraries members via the library website

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