Online Resources

The following electronic Resources  are available to all NHS staff and students on placement and also to those working with the NHS in London. To access many of these resources you need to register with a service called Athens. If you have not already registered with Athens you can register now.

NHS Evidence 
The main aim of the NHS Evidence service is to provide easy access to a comprehensive evidence base for everyone in health and social care who takes decisions about treatments or the use of resources – including clinicians, public health professionals, commissioners and service managers – thus improving health and patient care.

The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It includes reliable evidence from Cochrane and other systematic reviews, clinical trials, and more. Cochrane reviews bring you the combined results of the world’s best medical research studies, and are recognised as the gold standard in evidence-based health care.

British National Formulary (NHS Athens required)
The BNF provides UK healthcare professionals with authoritative and practical information on the selection and clinical use of medicines in a clear, concise and accessible manner.       

NICE BNF App BNF NICE logo

An official BNF app has been launched by NICE and is available free to NHS staff with an NHS Athens account.

Download this app for Android, iphone smartphones or ipod touch from the Apple App Store or  Google Play.

British National Formulary for Children (NHS Athens required)

NICE  presents essential practical information to help healthcare professionals prescribe, monitor, supply, and administer medicines for childhood disorders.

BNF for Children NICE logoAn official BNF for Children app has been launched by NICE and is available free to NHS staff with an NHS Athens account. Download this app for Android, iphone smartphones or ipod touch from the Apple App Store or  Google Play.

Healthcare databases  ( NHS Athens required)
Databases providing access to millions of references from health care journal literature, including original research articles.

eBooks- Search and browse a collection of full-text e-books available from the following:  to access login with your NHS openAthens.

eBooks (via 123 Library)(NHS Athens required)- Search and browse a collection of full-text e-books available via 123library.org

eBooks (via myiLibrary) (NHS Athens required) – Access over 300 full text electronic books via MyiLibrary.

EBSCO eBooks

eBooks- Oxford Clinical Psychology Collections

eBooks -Oxford Medicine Online

eJournals (NHS Athens required)
MyJournals provides an A-Z list of over 2,500 full text electronic journals available to you; details of print journals held in your local healthcare library and the ability to set up journal contents email alerts.

TRIP – Medical search engine with emphasis on evidence based medicine (EBM) and clinical guidelines and queries, including content from Cochrane. This source provides high quality, relevance based EBM results in a well structured and easy to use format

Additional eResources – The additional resources available to West Mid Hospital staff are:

BMJ Case Reports – collection of over 7500 case reports, contact library for details.(you can login with your Athens details, please contact the library if you want to submit a case report)

DynaMed Plus – A clinical reference tool provides high-end, evidence based information from respected publications, associations, and contributing clinicians. (you can  access without password on the Trust intranet, for remote access login with your OpenAthens details)

BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool (you can  access without password on the Trust intranet, for remote access login with your OpenAthens details)

More Online Resource

Staff at Westmid site can now access more electronic resources from the collection of Imperial College London using their OpenAthens login. These include over 2000 electronic journals provided through SpringerLink, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Oxford University Press, as well as the New England Journal of Medicine. You can access all of these by going to the NICE Evidence A-Z list of journals and clicking “OpenAthens Login”. In addition, you also have access to the complete Oxford Medicine Online e-book collection, which consists of more than 800 medicine, nursing and allied health related textbooks. For more information, please contact us Tel: 0208 321 5968 email: library.infoservice@chelwest.nhs.uk

Latest 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 password, access remotely with NHS OpenAthens, download the app to access on mobile devices anywhere. See the  user guide for details.

Access to DynaMed is available via Cerner EPR. Contact us for more details.

Latest Staff Publications lists:

WMUH

CWMH (can download only on the Trust computers)

Institutional Repository of Staff Publications

Latest Health Management Bulletin

Upcoming Events
Oct
9
Wed
9:30 am Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Drop-in sessions will take place between 9:30am-12pm and 1:30-4pm for the following: ·         Introduction to Library Discovery Tool ·         Introduction to BMJ Best Practice ·         Introduction to Searching Healthcare Databases (HDAS) ·         Advanced Database Searching ·         Literature Search Assistance ·        
Oct
11
Fri
10:00 am Reflective Reading for Nurses an... @ eLearning Room
Reflective Reading for Nurses an... @ eLearning Room
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This session is aimed at nurses and midwives undertaking NMC revalidation by providing attendees with 2.5 hours of valuable CPD!  It will give nurses and midwives the opportunity to read, discuss and to critically reflect upon a published paper using
Oct
15
Tue
2:30 pm Appraising Research Papers for B... @ eLearning Room
Appraising Research Papers for B... @ eLearning Room
Oct 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
This course is for Trust staff only. Not all published research is reliable! If you want to be confident reading and utilising published research you need to understand its content and be able to objectively assess its quality. Run as
Oct
17
Thu
10:30 am Appraising Research for beginner... @ Library, Education Centre
Appraising Research for beginner... @ Library, Education Centre
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Learners are required to read a prescribed research paper in advance of attending the session. A copy of the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) checklist will be supplied. No prior knowledge of critical appraisal or statistical concepts is required. The session
Oct
18
Fri
9:30 am Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Drop-in sessions will take place between 9:30am-12pm and 1:30-4pm for the following: ·         Introduction to Library Discovery Tool ·         Introduction to BMJ Best Practice ·         Introduction to Searching Healthcare Databases (HDAS) ·         Advanced Database Searching ·         Literature Search Assistance ·        
Oct
22
Tue
9:30 am Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Drop-in sessions will take place between 9:30am-12pm and 1:30-4pm for the following: ·         Introduction to Library Discovery Tool ·         Introduction to BMJ Best Practice ·         Introduction to Searching Healthcare Databases (HDAS) ·         Advanced Database Searching ·         Literature Search Assistance ·        
Oct
31
Thu
2:30 pm Finding the Evidence: Introducti... @ eLearning Room
Finding the Evidence: Introducti... @ eLearning Room
Oct 31 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
This session will equip learners with the skills to formulate an effective database search strategy and to search for evidence using the NHS healthcare databases (HDAS).  The training is delivered using a mixture of facilitator presentation, live search demonstrations and
Nov
7
Thu
9:30 am Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Nov 7 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Drop-in sessions will take place between 9:30am-12pm and 1:30-4pm for the following: ·         Introduction to Library Discovery Tool ·         Introduction to BMJ Best Practice ·         Introduction to Searching Healthcare Databases (HDAS) ·         Advanced Database Searching ·         Literature Search Assistance ·        
Nov
13
Wed
9:30 am Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Nov 13 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Drop-in sessions will take place between 9:30am-12pm and 1:30-4pm for the following: ·         Introduction to Library Discovery Tool ·         Introduction to BMJ Best Practice ·         Introduction to Searching Healthcare Databases (HDAS) ·         Advanced Database Searching ·         Literature Search Assistance ·        
Nov
15
Fri
2:30 pm Reflective Reading for Nurses & ... @ eLearning Room
Reflective Reading for Nurses & ... @ eLearning Room
Nov 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
This session is aimed at nurses and midwives undertaking NMC revalidation by providing attendees with 2.5 hours of valuable CPD! It will give nurses and midwives the opportunity to read, discuss and to critically reflect upon a published paper using a
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