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Volume 32, Number 4, December 2015

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Sections from the December 2015 Newsletter

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An introduction from the editor of the newsletter.

Group News
Round up of information about the Health Libraries and Information Journal, HLG, HLG Nursing and HLG Wales and international news.

This month's spotlight has a piece by Sarah Hennessy and Imrana Ghumra, new Co-Chairs of the HLG Committee.  They introduce all the benefits of being an HLG member and wlecome your views of how we can improve.  In addition there is a look ahead at next year's HLG Conference 2016 including the opening of the registration site to attend.

One article this month by Laura Wilkes, Library & Knowledge Services Manager/Innovation Scout, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust all about the impact of having an embedded innovation role in a library and knowledge service.

Internet Sites of Interest
Websites on a chosen theme are explored and commented upon. This issue focuses on podiatry and related related sites and introduces some useful sites for female genital mutilation (FGM).

Meeting reports
This issue focuses on two reports, one held in Glenfield Hospital, Leicester on the 3rd November 2015 entitled "Guidelines – what’s new and the librarian’s role" including reflections from Emma Silvey, Assistant Librarian, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Liz Hunwick, Library Services Manager and Clinical Librarian, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  The second focuses on the "Knowledge management in Public Health: building the skills & the community PHE" workshop which was held in Birmingham on the12th March 2015

Book Reviews
No book review this month but an invitation to register your interest to be a book reviewer in the New Year.

Current Literature
Not enough time to read all of the journals?  This column hand picks the information you need to know.

Diary of Events
A list of events especially chosen for information professionals in the health sector.  This does not include CILIP training which can be found elsewhere on the website.

Newsletter editorial notes
Information about copy dates and contact details for the individual column editors.

The newsletter is edited by Elise Hasler.

Members will be notified of its appearance through the HLG-Members discussion list.

If you have any comments or questions about the newsletter please email elise.hasler@wales.nhs.uk