You can access the new 2024 Psychotropic Drug Directory via MedicinesComplete until 31st December 2023. Find out more…

After over 30 years at the helm of The Psychotropic Drug Directory (PDD), founding editor Stephen Bazire has sold the PDD to Pharmaceutical Press, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s knowledge business – making it available via their online platform MedicinesComplete.

Authored by experts in mental health and referencing evidence-based studies, this essential resource helps multidisciplinary teams confidently manage clinical scenarios, including those where additional health needs and/or multiple diagnoses are present.

HNE Health Libraries previously had a subscription to an ebook version of PDD – but this is now defunct and the only option going forward is access via MedicinesComplete.

The good news is that library members can access the new and improved 2024 version of PDD for a trial period until the end of the year!

From January 2024 we’ll need your input to decide whether to purchase a full subscription to PDD in order to retain access – so please take PDD for a test drive today – and then let us know what you think…
Updated 21.11.23

The NSW Regional Health Partners Research Roadshow is making its last stop in Newcastle. Don’t miss out - Come along and meet the Library staff…

NSW Regional Health Partners is a partnership of nine health services and research organisations including HNELHD, HNE Central Coast Primary Health Network and the Universities of Newcastle and New England. We want to support clinicians and other healthcare workers to participate in research that addresses local problems, and accelerate the translation of evidence into practice.

If you're interested in research but would like some support, come along and learn about research methodologies, grant writing, health economics, research governance, library services, Indigenous research, impact assessment, research protocols, ethics and more…

Bring along your research questions and get 1:1 advice.

Certificates of attendance will be provided so your participation can be recognised for CPD purposes.

HNEH Libraries staff will be present both days – so come along and meet us.


Thurs 30th November – presentations from 10am in John Hunter Hospital, Small Lecture Theatre (RM 6067) - plus there is an option to join online

Fri 1st December – workshops (in person only from 9am) in Meeting Room 3 and 4, Health Innovation Living Laboratory (HILL), Level 2 – L Block – adjacent to the JHH lecture theatres

Come for a session, attend a workshop or stay for the full program. The event is free of charge, and lunch and morning tea will be provided – but places are limited so please register in advance...

We hope you are enjoying the format for our newsletter. Your feedback and suggestions are invaluable to us. Please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas on how we can continue to improve your library experience...

In this edition you’ll find information about:

  • New library resources
  • NSW Regional Health Partners Research Roadshow, in Armidale and Tamworth from Nov 7-10
  • A case series collaboration between Paediatric and Mater Psychiatry Grand Rounds, A long time coming...Collaborating on a tricky case
  • NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Grand Rounds on Nov 2
  • Meditation, where to find it on the library website, and resources on how to bolster your wellbeing

  • Your feedback and suggestions are invaluable to us. Please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas on how we can make your library experience even more enriching. At the conclusion of the newsletter, there is a QR code to scan.

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