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: www.evidence.nhs.uk
An Athens Self-Registration leaflet is available from the Education Centre Libraries at Good Hope, Heartlands, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth hospital
- eBook titles are listed on the library catalogue www.base-library.nhs.uk. New eBooks are constantly being added, simply log on with your Athens account.
- Choose your own eBooks by simply logging on with your Athens account at www.ebookcentral.proquest.com/
(Require Athens Registration)
Staff can access the following Elderly Care full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool
- Aging & Disease
- Alzheimer’s & Dementia
- Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy
- Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics
- Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults with Dementia
- Clinical Medicine Insights: Geriatric
- Healthy Aging & Clinical Care in the Elderly
- International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease
- International Journal of Older People Nursing
- Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
- Lancet, The
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Research in Gerontological Nursing
- Reviews in Clinical Gerontology
- The Lancet Psychiatry
This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Elderly Care professionals.
Age UK: For Professionals
Provides expertise and resources for those influencing, designing, commissioning and delivering services for people in later life.
The 3D anatomy resource features anatomical pictures that can be rotated, and layers can be removed in order to expose underlying structures. 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.
British Geriatrics Society
The society informs and influences the development of health care policy in the UK.
Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information, patient information and images. Access via Athens.
Specialized PubMed searches intended for clinicians to limit retrieval to articles that report research conducted with specific methodologies.
CKS: Clinical Knowledge Summaries
Provides the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in over 300 common and/or significant primary care presentations.
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.
A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.
24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured resources. Access via Athens.
NICE Guidelines: Elderly Care
Browse the guidance and pathways by topic or with the related older people conditions .
RCN- Older People: Professional resources
Resources to support the care of older people.
TRIP is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence. Provided by Health Education England.