Blackpool Hospitals improve healthcare services through Emerald research

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Bingley - West Yorkshire - England

Feb. 17, 2011 - PRLog -- United Kingdom, February 2011 – At a time when shrinking budgets require carefully considered decisions, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals have measured a positive impact on patient safety by using research published in Emerald Health Care Management collection of peer-reviewed journals. A case study, showing how the Trust’s library service contributed to the development of safer care through evidence-based research, is available now on Emerald Management First (

To answer queries from senior managers and requests received through the Clinical Librarian Service, the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Management Librarian relied on high quality research evidence, including literature published in Emerald Healthcare Management titles. Under the skilled filtering and consideration of the librarian, selected articles were put forward to provide evidence of best practice and support the design and adoption of clinical pathways for all services.

Debra Thornton, Knowledge and Library Services Manager at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, comments: “the research published in Emerald journals has been extremely valuable when gathering all the facts to support important strategic decisions. This fits with the hospital’s culture to ground its strategy in evidence-based practice. The impact so far has been highly positive for the hospital during a time of great change.”

Emerald Management First is an online library of management resources tailored specifically to help busy professionals with day-to-day management issues. It brings access to a combination of feature articles, executive briefings, interviews with industry experts as well as peer-reviewed content from research journals.

A special Public Sector edition of Emerald Management First is also available, addressing HR Planning and Leadership; Benchmarking and Performance Improvement; Social and Welfare Issues; Information, Data and Knowledge Management; as well as Financial Management and Cost Reduction.

Emerald Healthcare Management collection contains seven research journals and eight book series:

Read the full case study on Emerald Management First:

For more information about Emerald Healthcare Management Collection of journals, contact Paul Johnson, Business Manager,

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With over forty years’ experience, Emerald Group Publishing is an independent leading publisher of global research with impact in business, society, public policy and education. In total, Emerald publishes over 700 titles, comprising 200 journals, over 300 books and more than 200 book series as well as an extensive range of online products and services. Emerald is both COUNTER 3 and TRANSFER compliant. The organization is a partner of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and also works with Portico and the LOCKSS initiative for digital archive preservation.
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