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 General Practice full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool
- British Medical Journal (BMJ)
- British Journal of Community Nursing
- British Journal of General Practice
- Diabetes and Primary Care
- European Journal of General Practice
- Evidence-based Medicine
- Families, Systems and Health
- GP (General Practitioner) UK
- Journal of General Internal Medicine
- London Journal of Primary Care
- New England Journal of Medicine
- Practice Nurse: The Journal for Nurses in General Practice
- The Lancet; Haematology; Oncology; Neurology
This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for General Practice professionals.
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
Uses the best available evidence to answer very specific clinical problems.
BMJ Best Practice
Point of care, clinical decision making tool. 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.
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.
Provides current, evidence-based information to support decision making at the point of care. Access via Athens.
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.
OPEN Clinical: Prodigy
Methods and tools for the development of computer-interpretable guidelines
Royal College of General Practitioners
Contains links to guidance and resources for improving patient care, clinical standards and GP training.
TRIP is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence. Provided by Health Education England.