Welcome to Patricia Bowen Library & Knowledge Service Current Awareness portal. The main aim of this portal is to help Trust staff to keep up to date with the latest knowledge in health care.

Each “Speciality update” provides books available in the library,  latest articles from relevant journals and also search alerts from pubmed. You can access fulltext of some journals using NHS Athens details.

Register for NHS Athens

If you work in healthcare, you can register to use electronic journals, electronic books, and healthcare databases.  Athens is the authentication system that allows you to access these resources which are available anytime, anywhere.

Access Online Journals

Log in with your Athens password to access all of the journals purchased by the Library Service, as well as those provided nationally by the NHS

Search Health Care Databases

You can search the following health care databses to find evidence based information

  • Medline
  • Embase
  • Cinahl
  • AMED
  • BNI


The feeds displayed and the email subscription services are provided by third party websites. The library can’t guarantee you that they are always accurate and current.
The  information provided is critically appraised for its validity and suitability.


Library News

Search e-journals

Library Discovery Tool

Check out our guide for a brief overview, how to access and use the Discovery tool. Trouble accessing or have questions?  Please contact us

BMJ Best Practice, clinical decision support tool is now available. Access it on the Trust intranet without any password, to access remotely login with NHS OpenAthens, download the app to access on mobile devices anywhere. See the  user guide for details.

BBC News- Health

The Royal College of GPs asks for a national conversation on mandating jabs, as protests are held in UK cities.
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
They can refer customers to a free online NHS service that runs a programme to get people into shape.
People with conditions that mean the vaccine does not work fear the removal of self-isolation rules.
Shelley Parry says she would have died and left a heartbroken family behind without blood donors.

Accessing Articles
Articles from journals marked in green are freely available or available in print in the library, or are available by using your NHS Athens account. You may need to click on 'Log in with Athens' to get an Athens login box.

If you don't have an NHS Athens account, you can register online, and if you do this on an NHS PC, you'll receive a confirmation email the same day.

Journals marked in orange aren't available online, but we hold print copies in the Library.

Journals marked in red aren't available online or in the Library but we can order articles  via our Inter Library Loan Service. There is a small charge for this. Please contact the library on ext 5968 or email Library.InfoService@chelwest.nhs.uk  for more information.

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