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What is NRIC?

CeRC

Developers & Project Board Members

Advisory Board

CeRC Publications


What is NRIC?

The National Resource for Infection Control (NRIC) is a digital library bringing together the best available on-line evidence-based, quality-tagged resources on infection control and prevention. NRIC is currently funded by the Department of Health and is hosted by the National electronic Library of Infection (NeLI). A key benefit of NRIC is the reviewer's assessments attached to documents within the library. These are written by professionals in the field and provide a short summary of what the document is about and highlight any studies that contradict, potential bias or conflicts of interest. Each review is signed by the reviewer and may be commented on by registered users. To find out more about reviewing documents in NRIC please visit our contribute section.



CeRC

This website is developed and maintained at the City eHealth Research Centre. For further information contact us at:

National Resource for Infection Control
City eHealth Research Centre,
School of Community and Health Sciences
City University
Room C333, Tait Building
Northampton Square,
London EC1V 0HB
Tel: 0207 040 3298

or email
contact@nric.org.uk



Developers & Project Board Members

This project is being developed by CeRC, School of Community and Health Sciences, City University London.

The NRIC team consists of:
Professor Julius Weinberg FFPHM FRCP MFPHM MRCP DM MSc - Deputy Vice Chancellor, City University London
Dr Patty Kostkova - Head of CeRC, City University London
Sue Wiseman - Content Manager, Nurse Consultant, Dept.of Health
Gawesh Jawaheer - Research Fellow, CeRC, City University London

Advisory Board

Julius Weinberg (City University London)
Carole Fry (Department of Health)
Sally Wellsteed (Department of Health)
Patty Kostkova (City University London)
Gawesh Jawaheer (City University London)
Martin Szomzor (City University London)
Sue Wiseman (Department of Health)
Jane Mani-Saada (Project Manager to the HPA HCAI & AMR Programme)
Richard Cooke (Hospital Infection Society)
Dr G L Ridgeway (Hospital Infection Society)
Barry Cookson (Health Protection Agency)
Tracey Gauci (Welsh Assembly Government)
Jonathan Plumb (ICP) HCAI Technology Innovation Programme/MRHA
Peter Hoffman (HPA)
Paul Weaving -Journal of Infection Prevention, Editorial Board (formerly BJIC)
Janet McCulloch (SW Regional Health Protection Unit)
Christine McDougall (Health Protection Agency)
Carol Pellowe (Thames Valley University)
Tracey Cooper (IPS)
Geoff Scott (UCLH)
Brian Duerden (DH)
Sheila Edwards (BTS)
Sheldon Stone (Royal Free)
Rosemary Gallagher (Royal College of Nursing)
Mike Catchpole (HPA)
Katherine Wilson/JP Nolan (NPSA)
Jennie Fergusson (Campaign officer – Cleanyourhands campaign)
Claire Kilpatrick
Julie Storr
Janice Stevens (DH Clean Safe Care Team)
Kathryn Topley (Head of IC BUPA Hospitals)
Sherran Milton (Association for Perioperative Practice ( incorporating NATN))
Margaret Tannahill (Scotland)
Mr Martin Bradley - Chief Nursing Officer (Anne Mills - Health Care Associated Infections) Northern Ireland
Carol Fraser Nursing Adviser HAI Scottish Government Health Directorates
Sally Bloomfield (IFH)
Dr Judith Richards - Chair IFIC
Jane Murphy – Treasurer IFIC
Dinah Gould – City University London
Ros Bryar- City University London

CeRC Publications

Ed de Quincey, Patty Kostkova Early Warning and Outbreak Detection Using Social Networking Websites: the Potential of Twitter, 2nd International Conference on eHealth 2009, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2009. P Kostkova (Ed.): ehealth 2009, Springer Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering LNICST 27, pages 21-24, 2010

Helen Oliver, Patty Kostkova, Ed de Quincey. Data Triangulation in a User Evaluation of the Sealife Semantic Web Browsers Electronic Healthcare. 2nd International Conference on eHealth 2009, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2009. P Kostkova (Ed.): ehealth 2009, Springer Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering LNICST 27, pages 80-87, 2010

Anjana Roy, Patty Kostkova, Mike Catchpole, Ewart Carson Comparative Study of User Perceived and Actual Information Searching Behaviour in the National electronic Library of Infection, 2nd International Conference on eHealth 2009, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2009. P Kostkova (Ed.): ehealth 2009, Springer Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering LNICST 27, pages 96-103, 2010

P. Kostkova, G. Madle: User-centred Evaluation Model for Medical Digital Libraries, D. Riaño (Ed.): K4HelP 2008, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, LNAI Volume 5626/2009, 10.1007/978-3-642-03262-2, pages 92-103, 2009

Madle G., Berger A., Cognat S., Menna S., Kostkova, P.: User Information seeking behaviour: perceptions and reality. An evaluation of the WHO Labresources Internet portal. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 2009 Jan;34(1):30-8

Madle G, Kostkova P, Weinberg J. Bugs and drugs on the Web: changes in knowledge of users of a web-based education resource on antibiotic prescribing. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2009 Jan;63(1):221-3. Epub 2008 Oct 30

G. Madle, P. Kostkova, A. Roudsari. Impact-ED – A New Model of Digital Library Impact Evaluation. In the Proceedings of the ECDL 2008 conference, Aarhus, Denmark, September 2008, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 5173/2008, 10.1007/978-3-540-87599-4, pages 100-105

G. Diallo, P. Kostkova, G. Jawaheer, S. Jupp, R. Stevens. Process of Building a Vocabulary for the Infection Domain. 21st IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, June 2008, Jyvaskyla, Finland, cbms, pp.308-313, 2008

P. Kostkova, G. Diallo, G. Jawaheer. User Profiling for Semantic Browsing in Medical Digital Libraries. In the Proceedings of the 5th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC'08), June 2008, Tenerife, Spain, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 5021/2008, 10.1007/978-3-540-68234-9_67, pages 827-831

Roy A, Abubakar I, Yates S, Chapman A, Lipman M, Monk P, Catchpole M; National Knowledge Service TB Project Board (P Kostkova, et al). Evaluating knowledge gain from TB leaflets for prison and homeless sector staff: the National Knowledge Service TB pilot. Eur J Public Health. 2008 Dec;18(6):600-3. Epub 2008 Oct 23.

S. Wiseman, G. Jawaheer, P. Kostkova, G. Madle. Editorial: Specialist Digital Libraries – National Resource for Infection Control (NRIC) Information overload or underload? British Journal of Infection Control 2008:9; 4, pages 4-6

S. Wiseman, P. Kostkova, S. D’Souza, J. Mani-Saada, G. Madle. Evidence Based Infection Control – A National Resource, British Journal of Infection Control, Vol 7, Issue 3, pp. 13-14, June 2006

Roy, P. Kostkova, E. Carson, M Catchpole. Web-based provision of information on infectious diseases: a systems study, Health Informatics J. 2006 Dec;12(4):274-92

Madle G et al.; "Evaluating the online activity and searching behaviour of users of a medical digital library."; HDL 2004: Healthcare Digital Libraries Workshop held in conjunction with EDCL2004.

Nandish Patel.; "Deferred Action: Information seeking in the National electronic Library of Infection (DA-NeLI)."; HDL 2004: Healthcare Digital Libraries Workshop held in conjunction with EDCL2004.

Anjana Roy.; "Ontological Principles of Disease Management fro Public Health Perspective: a Tuberculosis Case Study."; HDL 2004: Healthcare Digital Libraries Workshop held in conjunction with EDCL2004.

Williams P, Madle G, Weinberg J, Kostkova P, Mani-Saada J; "Information for the public about disease: usability issues in the development of the National Electronic Library for Communicable Diseases."; Aslib Proceedings: New Information Perspectives, Vol. 56, No 2, pages 99-103, 2004

Madle G et al.; "Changing public attitudes to antimicrobial prescribing: can the Internet help?"; Informatics in Primary Care Vol.12, No. 1, pages 19-26, 2004

Kostkova P et al.; "Quality-assured knowledge on the Internet – does it change professional practice?"; In the Proceedings of MedNet2003, Geneve, Switzerland, December 2003.

Madle G et al.; "Development of a methodology to evaluate the impact of a medical digital library on user knowledge, attitude and behaviour."; In the Proceedings of MedNet2003, Geneve, Switzerland, December 2003.

Kostkova P et al.; "Knowledge Management and Communities of Practice around Healthcare Digital Libraries. In "e-Health: Application of Computing Science in Medicine and Health Care."; I Rudomin, J Vazquez-Salceda, J L Diaz de Leon Santiago (Eds) in Research on Computing Science Vol 5, Instituto Politecnico Nacional p. 86-99, 2003

Madle G et al.; "Using the Internet to influence public knowledge and attitudes about health."; In "e-Health: Application of Computing Science in Medicine and Health Care", I Rudomin, J Vazquez-Salceda, J L Diaz de Leon Santiago (Eds) in Research on Computing Science Vol 5, Instituto Politecnico Nacional p. 70-85, 2003

Kostkova P et al.; "Agent-Based Up-to-date Data Management in National electronic Library for Communicable Disease."; In SI: "Applications of intelligent agents in health care", J. Nealon, T. Moreno Ed, in Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies, in press, pages 103-122, 2003

Kostkova P, McCann J; "Support for Dynamic Trading and Runtime Adaptability in Mobile Environments."; Chapter XI in Nandish V. Patel Ed. "Adaptive Evolutionary Information Systems", Idea Group Publishing, Idea Group, Inc., Hershey, PA, USA, 2003

Kostkova P, Mani-Saada J, Madle G, Weinberg JR; "Informing the professional, informing the public, changing practice and changing expectations."; In the Proceedings of the HPA First Scientific Conference HPA First Scientific Conference Warwick, UK, September 2003.

Madle G, Kostkova P, Mani-Saada J, Weinberg JR; "Using the Internet for informing the public about antimicrobial resistance: does it make any difference?"; In the Proceedings of the HPA First Scientific Conference HPA First Scientific Conference Warwick, UK, September 2003.

Kostkova P, Weinberg J, Madle G, Mani-Saada J.; "User Customisation of Agent Profiles in the National electronic Library for Communicable Disease."; In the Proceedings of the First Healthcare Digital Libraries Workshop (HDL 2003), Trondheim, Norway, August 2003

Mani-Saada J, Madle G, Williams P.; "Initial experience with developing communities of practice around the National electronic Library for Communicable Disease."; In the Proceedings of the First Healthcare Digital Libraries Workshop (HDL 2003), Trondheim, Norway, August 2003

Madle G, Kostkova P, Mani-Saada J, Weinberg JR; "Evaluating the changes in knowledge and attitudes of digital library users."; In the Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries - ECDL 2003. Koch T, Torvik Sølveberg I eds. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Berlin, Springer Verlag 2003

Kostkova P, Mani-Saada J, Madle G, Weinberg J; "Agent-based Up-to-date Data Management in National electronic Library for Communicable Disease."; In the Proceedings of the first International Workshop on Health Care Applications of Intelligent Agents, Agencities ID3, Barcelona, Spain, February 2003

Kostkova P, McCann J.; "Support for Mobile Location-Aware Applications in MAGNET."; In the Proceedings of Net.ObjectDays (NODe) 2002 Web and Database-Related Workshops, Erfurt, Germany, October 2002. Revisited Papers published by A. B. Chaudhri et al eds. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2593, Berlin, Springer Verlag, 2003, pages 280 - 294.

Kostkova P, Mani-Saada J, Weinberg JR; "Do you read the literature properly, and if you do how can others benefit from it?"; In the Proceedings of the PHLS Conference 2002, Warwick, UK, September 2002.

Kostkova P, Mani-Saada J, Weinberg JR; "Distributed Search in National electronic Library for Health."; In the Proceedings of the IEEE DCADL, ICPP 2002, Vancouver, Canada, August 2002.

Kostkova P, Mani-Saada J, Weinberg J.; "Agent-based Up-to-date Data Management in National electronic Library for Communicable Disease."; In the Proceedings of Agents applied in Health Care, 15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ECAI-2002, Lyon, France, July 2002

Mani-Saada J, Kostkova P, Weinberg JR; "Ethical Issues in Health Care on the Internet: .Much ado about nothing?"; In the Proceedings of the Nordic interdisciplinary conference and workshop at NTNU. Making Common Ground: Methodological and Ethical issues in doing Internet research., Trondheim, Norway, June 2002

Weinberg JR, Mani-Saada J, Smith K.; "The National electronic Library for Communicable Disease (NeLCD)."; Poster. Seventh Conference of the Federation of Infection Societies, Manchester, December 2000.

(Last Updated: 02 March 2011)