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 OpenAthens. If you have not already registered with OpenAthens you can register now.
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
An official BNF app has been launched by NICE and is available free to NHS staff with an NHS Athens account.
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.
An 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org