Breast and Plastic Surgery

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 Breast and Plastic Surgery full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • Archives of Plastic Surgery
  • Breast Cancer Research
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Journal
  • Clinical Breast Cancer
  • Clinics in Plastic Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
  • Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Journal of Breast Cancer
  • Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery Practice
  • The Breast Journal

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Breast and Plastic Surgery professionals.


Promote the highest standards of care through research, training and education, guidelines and audit.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

News about conferences, new publications, CPD and statistics on plastic surgery procedures.

ASK –UHB 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.


Regularly facilitate the interchange of knowledge between qualified surgeons and trainees.

Breast Implants

Information on which breast implant products are available in the UK, safety information for each product and breast implant advice for women.

BMJ Collected resources– Surgery            

Highlights most recent BMJ articles on Surgery in general and Breast and Plastic Surgery with links to recent articles from BMJ Publishing Group journals.

Clinical Key

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

The Cochrane Library

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


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

Educational information on microsurgery and reconstructive plastic surgery covering a wide range of innovative and robust techniques.

NHS Evidence

24/7 website for accessing recent guidelines, Cochrane Systematic Reviews and primary literature from healthcare databases.


TRIP is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence.

Provided by Health Education England.