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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 Phlebotomy full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • American Journal of Infection Control
  • Blood Reviews
  • Briefings on Patient Safety
  • British Journal of Haematology
  • Hospital
  • Journal of Hospital Infection
  • Journal of Infection
  • Journal of Infection and Public Health
  • Patient Related Outcome Measure

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Phlebotomy 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

Clinical Key

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

Clinical Skills

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.

DH (Department of Health)

Leads, shapes and funds public health and social care in England.


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

NAP (National Association of Phlebotomy)

A professional body representing practising Phlebotomists in the UK.

NHS Choices

Health A-Z—conditions and treatments.

NHS Evidence

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


Produces national guidance in three areas: public health, health technologies and clinical practice.

TRIP Pro Database

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