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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: 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

E-Books Collection

(Require Athens Registration)


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

  • Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • Diabetes Care
  • Diabetic Foot & Ankle
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Journal of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists
  • Journal of Diabetes
  • Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (JAPMA)
  • Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
  • Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatry Management
  • Primary Care Diabetes
  • The Foot
  • Wounds UK

Useful Websites

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

Clinical Key


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

Cochrane Clinical Answers

www.cochraneclinical answers.com/

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.

College of Podiatry


The Professional Body and Trade Union for registered podiatrists. 

Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists


Its members include chiropodists, podiatrists and foot care professionals.



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

National Patient Safety Agency


Contributes to improved, safe patient care by informing, supporting and influencing the health sector.

NHS Improving Quality


NHS IQ is the driving force for improvement across the NHS in England.

NHS Evidence


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

NICE Guidance


Promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health



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