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About CASH

Current Awareness Services (CAS) distribute information about the latest news, publications and research to subscribers. These services require a commitment of staff time to set up and maintain. The Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) is a collaborative project provided by a network of librarians and knowledge managers in the health sector who monitor and capture content from across a range of subject areas.

The collaborative working model helps to avoid duplication of effort – an important factor in financially challenging times. 

Who uses CASH?

Library and Knowledge Services (LKS) providing information services to NHS trusts, commissioners or public health teams are the target audience.

How does CASH work?

At the hub of the CASH website is a database which is used to capture all the latest publications from a selection of high quality sources, organised under a category structure. The content can then be used by LKS to produce personalised CAS for their own customers.

The service is constrained by the number of LKS adding content and is always looking for more services to get involved.

Key Service Features

  • Fully searchable database – this could be a source to supplement your own CAS
  • RSS newsfeeds – subscribe to as many as you like to produce web based service or email bulletins for your customers
  • Current awareness bulletins – freely available for you to modify and distribute, please acknowledge the original producer!
  • Know How section containing help and support for CAS including best practice guidance and a range of resources

Quality and Development

CASH is run by a Steering Group based in the East Midlands. They hold bi-annual meetings to discuss and monitor the progress of the service and ensure its continued quality and performance.

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