NHS adds DynaMed to CKS

I’ve mentioned previously that I really enjoyed my trial of DynaMed and wished I could get it into our library’s budget. It looks like the UK’s NHS likes it, too.

From today’s press release:

IPSWICH, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the result of a procurement undertaken by the National Health Service (NHS) of England, DynaMed™ is now offered as a key component of the new Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) Service for the NHS community. As such, this evidence-based reference product created by physicians and made available by EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO), is now accessible at the primary point of care, for use by every physician and other health care professional across England.

NHS is the renowned government agency that manages and coordinates all aspects of the health care system in the UK. It is the largest single health care organization in Europe and often a model for all of the national health systems throughout the continent. Providing NHS physicians with unlimited usage of DynaMed, including via PDA, greatly expands their access to evidence-based materials.

About the Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS)

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  1. Don’t get excited about DynaMed. In the tender for the replacement for PRODIGY we asked for a textbook style resource. The winning bid, by Schin, included DynaMed in the bid – hence was included.

    This reflects on a distinct lack of choice in the UK market, as opposed to an endorsement of DynaMed. No-one I’ve spoken to has much enthusiasm for this USA-biased resource!