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Electronic Resources

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:

An Athens Self-Registration leaflet is available from the Education Centre Libraries at Good Hope, Heartlands, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth hospital

E-Books Collection

(Require Athens Registration)


Staff can access the following Pharmacy full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy

  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

  • British Medical Journal (BMJ)

  • Canadian Pharmacists Journal

  • Drug Resistance Updates

  • International Journal of Pharmacy Practice

  • Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacy

  • Journal of Cytology

  • Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

  • Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research

  • Journal of Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics

  • JAPhA; Journal of Am Pharmacy Association

  • Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety

  • Pharmacy Practice

  • WHO Drug Information

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Pharmacy professionals.

Anatomy TV

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 –UHB Discovery Tool

This is a “Google” type tool enabling a “one search” for guidelines, eBooks, eJournals and full text articles. 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.

BNF (British National Formulary)

Authoritative and practical information on the selection and clinical use of medicines.

Clinical Key

Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information, patient information and images. 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.

Directorate of Pharmacy Portal


A wealth of information including news updates and alerts, contact details, resources and guides. HEFT Intranet


A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.


Medical Dictionaries, Drugs & Medical Searches

Medicines and Prescribing Support from NICE

Support for QIPP, plus specific medicines advice on unlicensed and off-label drugs.

NHS Evidence

24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured  resources.

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Professional body for Pharmacists in England, Scotland and Wales.


TRIP is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence. Provided by Health Education England.

UK Medicines Information (UKMI)

Supporting the UKMi network, including strategy, policies, clinical governance standards and training materials.