Renal (Nephrology)

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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 Renal (Nephrology) full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease

  • American Journal of Kidney Diseases

  • American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology

  • Case Reports in Nephrology

  • Clinical Kidney Journal

  • Clinical Nephrology—Case studies

  • International Journal of Nephrology

  • Journal of Nephrology

  • Journal of Nephropathology

  • Journal of Renal Care

  • Journal of Renal Nutrition

  • Kidney Research and Clinical Practice

  • Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation

  • Nephrology Nursing Journal

  • Seminars in Nephrology

  • Transplantation Reviews


Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Renal (Nephrology) 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.

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

Access full text and submit your own case report. 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 Renal Group                                                                                  

They are concerned with the evaluation of care relevant to patients with kidney disease and with the added complications of diabetes and systemic hypertension.

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.

HEFT: Renal

Trust Intranet A-Z access only


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

NHS Evidence

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

NICE Evidence Search

Enter e.g. "renal" in the box and select guidance, for a wide range of national and international guidelines

The Renal Association

Provides strong leadership in informing clinical care and research.


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