Stay inFOCUS with the evidence

23 August 2017

We are excited to introduce a brand new way of keeping up to date with the latest evidence from across the veterinary community: inFOCUS.

inFOCUS-screenshotProduced by Knowledge’s Library and Information Service, inFOCUS watches all relevant veterinary journals (and more) to provide you with concise summaries of the most important, interesting or practice-critical primary and secondary material.

By subscribing to inFOCUS you will be sent a bi-monthly email containing the summaries – including the bottom line for implementation in practice – plus the option to read the original articles.

“inFOCUS is designed to help veterinary surgeons, nurses and other veterinary professionals stay on track with developments in the veterinary field that may affect practice,” said Chris Gush, CEO of RCVS Knowledge.

“We hope that this will become the go-to resource for time-pressed veterinary professionals to keep up to date with new and changing evidence.”

Our independent Clinical Review Team, made up of veterinary experts and specialists, will constantly assess journals to find the best items based on relevance, quality and potential impact.

“We hope that this will become the go-to resource for time-pressed veterinary professionals.

They will then review and summarise the literature to bring you in each edition of inFOCUS, saving you time, money (it’s FREE!) and the effort of scouring through endless journals to find the evidence relevant to you.

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons President Stephen May said of the service, which launches on August 29:

“inFOCUS is a crucial and long-awaited provision available to everyone involved in veterinary care.

“By removing the barriers to accessing and reflecting upon latest research and commentary, this innovative way of bringing you must-know updates further enforces the move towards evidence-based veterinary medicine, of which RCVS Knowledge is a champion.

“Whether you’re someone who regularly checks veterinary publications or you rarely get the chance to analyse the available material, make sure inFOCUS is on your reading list.”  

In addition to the six-times-per-year email, you can view inFOCUS online, where editions from previous months will be housed and individual summaries categorised by animal type.

Though initially focusing on small animals, inFOCUS will highlight literature from across the broad spectrum of veterinary practice.

If you want to help us ensure the most important evidence reaches the veterinary community, join our Clinical Review Team.

Subscribe in time for the August edition to have the latest inFOCUS updates sent directly to your inbox.