Joining the Library

Who can join the library?You can join the library if you are employed by any of the trusts below. Trust ID/proof of employment will be required.

  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Hounslow & Richmond (Membership fee required, contact Library for details)
  • West London Mental Health NHS Trust (Membership fee required, contact Library for details)
  • Medical students on attachment from Imperial College School of Medicine
  • Nursing students on attachment from Buckinghamshire College/TVU (refundable deposit required)
  • Other students on placement at West Middliesex hospital (refundable deposit required)
  • Local General Practitioners, practice staff and overseas doctors and students on clinical attachment at any of the aforementioned trusts (Membership fee required)
  • Public Health staff (Membership fee required)

Library Joining forms are available at the counter in the library. Contact Library for more details.

Library News

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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

Actress Ruthie Henshall is calling for more visiting access to family members in care homes.
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
Experts say most cases involve genuine but misplaced health anxieties, not faked illness.
Older French patients can now get the jab, which had been initially limited to those aged under 65.
More cases are being found in the UK, including a variant first seen in Brazil.

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  for more information.

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