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 Infection Control full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool
- Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
- British Journal of Nursing
- Emerging Infectious Diseases
- Epidemiology and Infection
- Infection: Journal of Infectious Diseases
- Infection and immunity
- Infectious Disease Reports
- Journal of Advanced Nursing
- Journal of Clinical Nursing
- Journal of Infection Prevention
- Nurse Education Today
- Nursing Management
- Nursing Times: NT
This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Infection Control 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
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.
Department of Health
Provides health and social care policy, guidance and publications for NHS and social care professionals.
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Identifying, assessing and communicating current and emerging threats to health.
A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.
Promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health
24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured resources.
Public Health England
Aim is to protect and improve the nation’s health and to address inequalities.
Royal College of Nursing
Promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies.
TRIP is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence. Provided by Health Education England.