An excellent conference was held on Friday at UHCW in Coventry. Steve Glover from Manchester and Nicola Healey from Weston spoke about their experiences of implementing discovery services in the NHS, both favourable. The highlight of the day was the series of demonstrations of different companies products back to back, which allowed for comparison. It would be good if NICE Evidence Search could adopt one of these to become with local customisation a full discovery service. I am somewhat reluctant to spend money on a product when one could be better done nationally. But I now know far more about them than I did before.
The presentations are now available to download from http://tinyurl.com/healthdiscoverytools.