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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 Anaesthesia full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • Advances in Anesthesia
  • Anaesthesia
  • Anaesthesia and Analgesia
  • Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine
  • Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
  • Best Practice and Research:Clinical Anaesthesiology
  • British Journal of Anaesthesia: BJA
  • European Journal of Pain
  • International Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia
  • Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia
  • Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
  • Local and Regional Anesthesia
  • Paediatric Anaesthesia
  • Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
  • Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Anaesthesia 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

Anaesthesia UK

Educational site with training resources for     Anaesthetic professionals.

ASK –Discovery Tool

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

Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland—Guidelines 

BMJ Case Reports

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

Clinical Key

Search from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information and images. Access via Athens.

Cochrane Anaesthesia

Produces SRs of interventions in anaesthesia, perioperative  medicine, intensive care medicine, emergency medicine, prehospital medicine and resuscitation.

E-learning Anaesthesia

A web based education resource produced by RCA underpinning anaesthetic curriculum and helping trainees in the FRCA exams.


Briefing notes for researchers are available with information on why members of the public should be involved in research.


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

MedlinePlus – Anaesthesia

Features extensive patient information on  types of anaesthesia, illustrated medical encyclopaedia and latest health news.

NICE– Medicines Information

Largest medicines information portal for health professionals in UK.

Oxford Pain Internet Site

Highlights evidence based information on pain and analgesia.

Royal College of Anaesthetists

Professional body responsible for Anaesthesia throughout UK.


Searches core TRIP content and selected Anaesthetic journals.

Provided by Health Education England.