MA Healthcare Introduces New Library Advisory Board for 2017

23 November 2016

MA Healthcare is pleased to announce the creation of a new Library Advisory Board, which will be holding its first meeting in early 2017.

The Board will provide our institutional subscribers with the opportunity to have an active involvement in the short and long-term developments relating to both the MA Healthcare content and the Mark Allen Group’s academic platform, the MAG Online Library.

Not only will the Board give librarians a say in strategic matters, it will also provide a forum for our subscribers to give us their valued feedback on our titles and collections, and also on the requirements of end-users in their particular sectors. Most importantly, the Board will assist MA Healthcare to ensure that our titles continue to remain highly-relevant to institutional end-users - both professionals and students - and make a valuable contribution to their work and education.

The Library Advisory Board will meet twice a year and will be made up of librarians representing UK and international subscribers, covering both the academic and healthcare sectors.

Our current Librarian Board members are:

Angela Dimond, Information Manager, Health & Social Work – University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

Frida Fick, Assistant Head of Information resources – Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Alison Paul, Deputy Head of Library and Knowledge Services – Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Ashford, UK

Caroline Plaice, Faculty Librarian for Health and Applied Sciences – University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Tracey Pratchett, Knowledge and Library Services Manager – Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Preston, UK

Guizhen Wang, ‎National Library Information Service Manager – Marie Curie UK, Edinburgh, UK

If you have any questions about our Library Advisory Board, please contact Jas Atwal at

About MA Healthcare

MA Healthcare has over thirty years’ experience in providing professional Healthcare content, including leading titles such as British Journal of Nursing and British Journal of Hospital Medicine, as well as the online Nursing collection Internurse. Key to our success is the commitment in serving professionals at all levels with high-quality, peer-reviewed content which is relevant and applicable to daily practice. Our titles support the education and professional development of Healthcare practitioners working across the sector: from nurses and midwives to doctors and physiotherapists.

About MAG Online Library

MAG Online Library is the home for content published by the Healthcare and Education divisions of the Mark Allen Group. For further information, visit