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 Nursing full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool
- British Journal of Community Nursing
- Gastrointestinal nursing
- HIV Nursing
- Journal of Advanced Nursing
- Journal of Clinical Nursing
- Journal of Gerontological Nursing
- Journal of Nursing Education
- Journal of Nursing Management
- Journal of Trauma Nursing
- MedSurg Nursing
- Nephrology Nursing Journal
- Nursing in Critical Care
- Nurse Education Today
- Nursing & Health Sciences
- Nursing Research and Practice
- Nursing Times: NT
- Pediatric Nursing
- Public Health Nursing
- Urologic Nursing
This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Nursing 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.
The Cochrane Library
Full-text access to high-quality evidence such as systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCTs). to inform healthcare decision making.
Cochrane Nursing Care Field
Provides an evidence base for nursing care.
Provides current, evidence-based information to support decision making
A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.
National Patient Safety Agency
Practical information, tools and support to improve patient safety in the NHS.
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.
Royal College of Nursing
Promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies.
Resuscitation Council (UK)
The aim is the saving of life by improving the education of medical practitioners, nursing and other healthcare providers.
TRIP is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence. Provided by Health Education England.