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 Midwifery full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool
- BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
- BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
- British Journal of Midwifery
- Evidence-Based Midwifery/RCM
- Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
- Journal of Pregnancy
- Journal of Prenatal Medicine
- MIDIRS Midwifery Digest
- Midwifery Today
- Midwifery Matters
- Midwifery News
- Obstetrics & Gynecology International
- The Practising Midwife
This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Midwifery 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.
Child and Maternal Health Observatory
To improve decision-making for quality, cost effective services.
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 Pregnancy and Childbirth Group
Produces systematic reviews of evidence involving the mother or baby.
Provides current, evidence-based information to support decision making
Intrapartum Cardiotocograph (CTG) Tutor
This is a computer assisted learning package designed for obstetricians, midwives and students and teaches the interpretation of the intrapartum CTG.
Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence based Nursing and Midwifery
Site includes best practice information on nursing and midwifery.
A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.
Maternal Health Statistics
Statistics provided by UNICEF covering maternal mortality, delivery care and antenatal care.
Multi-dimensional Human Embryo
A project by the UN National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to produce 3D images of the human embryo.
24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured resources.
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Ensuring nurses and midwives consistently deliver high quality healthcare.