Barbra Rosenberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >Hi Medlibbers! I need to find out information about *Bandolier*, a >monthly journal produced by the Oxford Anglia NHS Region in the UK. It >seems to provide summaries of journal articles published elsewhere, >with a "consumer evaluation" slant to it. I know that it is available >both in print and on the Internet. I'd like to know the following: > >o Is it well-respected? >o Have you used it? Do your physicians use it? >o How popular is it? > As a journalist rather than a physician or medical librarian I don't feel too confident about answering two of these questions but well-respected I would certainly say yes to. Its supported officially by the NHS R&D directorate. We were sent a bound copy of the first twenty issues which has an introduction by the, Director of R&D at the UK Department of Health. He said it made a "significant contribution to the NHS R&D programme". Apparently the name Bandolier comes from the metaphor of a collection of "bullet points" of evidence in evidence-based medicine. Perhaps that gives you a flavour of how its organised. The address to write to is Bandolier Pain Relief Unit Churchill Hospital Oxford Fax: +44 (0)1865 226978 On the net its at http://www.jr2.ox.ac.uk/Bandolier Peter Rees e-Med News* 18-20 Hill Rise Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6UA, UK Email: [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask] Tel: +44 (0)181 332 8932 Fax +44 (0)181 332 8940 WWW site at URL http://www.pjbpubs.co.uk/a/emedhome.html * e-Med News is a twice monthly international newsletter on informatics and telematics in healthcare and the biomedical industries.