Acute Medicine

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Electronic Resources

The NHS subscribes to key healthcare databases, full text journals, e-books and more for its staff. To access these you need to have an Athens username and password. You can obtain one by self-registering at:

An Athens Self-Registration leaflet is available from the Education Centre Libraries at Good Hope, Heartlands, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth hospital

E-Books Collection

(Require Athens Registration)


Staff can access the following Acute Medicine full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • British Medical Journal (BMJ)
  • BMJ Case Reports
  • Clinics in Chest Medicine
  • Ethics & Medicine
  • Hospital Medicine Clinics
  • JAMA Internal Medicine
  • Journal of Medicine
  • Journal of Acute Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Medicine
  • New England Journal of Medicine*
  • Postgraduate Medical Journal

     *Embargo - 3 months 

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Acute Medicine professionals.

Anatomy TV

Access to 3D models of human anatomy. The anatomical models can be rotated and layers of anatomical details stripped away and added as required. Access via Athens

ASK Discovery Tool

This is a “Google” type tool enabling a “one search” for guidelines, eBooks, eJournals and full text articles. Access via Athens

BMJ Case Reports

Clinically important common or rare conditions. Browse recent cases by specialty, or locate videos and images. Access via Athens.

CEBM (Centre for Evidence-based Medicine)

identifies evidence-based practice through primary research and systematic reviews and promotes and disseminates the information.

Clinical Key

Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information, patient information and images. Access via Athens.


More than 160 clinical skills procedures, all in a user-friendly illustrated format and regularly updated. Access via Athens.

Cochrane Clinical Answers


Practical evidence for healthcare decision making.    

The Cochrane Library

Full-text access to high-quality evidence such as systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCTs). to inform healthcare decision making.

Images in Clinical Medicine

Useful resource bank of freely available images, limit by specialty, media type and date.


A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.

Medscape Resource Centres

Highlights latest evidence with articles on a variety of  topics. Requires registration.

NHS Evidence

24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured resources.


TRIP is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence. Provided by Health Education England.