Resources and Services for Nightingale Birmingham staff

Library Videos

A Library Induction video and other training videos are available via the Moodle platform

How to access resources

Nightingale Hospital Birmingham staff can find the latest advice and information on the management and treatment of COVID-19.

  • Many of these resources are either freely available

For support and advice on accessing and using any of these resources, or if you have a question about anything else please contact our emailing us at [email protected]

We have identified the following key resources which should be available to you on and off the hospital site:

The New England Journal of Medicine online content published from 1990 to the present is available free until 19th July 2020 via the link at You will need to Sign In and select the OpenAthens login. If you haven't got an Athens account you will  be able to access the journal content using a Trust computer.

In addition to the articles, access includes all  procedural videos, interactive medical cases, audio interviews, and Resident 360. 

BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool, uniquely structured around the patient consultation, with advice on symptom evaluation, tests to order and treatment approach. BMJ Best Practice have developed a COVID-19 topic guide.

Elsevier's Novel Coronavirus Information Center is you will find expert, curated information for the research and health community on SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus) and COVID-19 (the disease) and include 25,000 free articles. All resources are free to access and include guidelines for clinicians and patients.

DynaMed is a clinical decision support tool, providing summaries for over 3,000 disease and condition topics, and incorporating over 1,000 drug topics. Updated daily, it includes guidelines from NICE, SIGN and Royal Colleges. Access the latest clinical evidence on the Novel Coronavirus from DynaMed® topic guide.

UpToDate is a time saving, evidence-based, clinical decision support tool which can be used at the point of care. It contains all the internal medicine sub-specialties all in one resource. The Coronavirus topic on UpToDate is available free worldwide in English is an online educational resource supporting training and best practice in clinical skills procedures. All guidelines are presented in a highly illustrated step-by-step format. Procedures include guidelines for: Respiratory Care, Specimen Collection, Intravenous Therapy, Cannulation and Venepuncture and many more. 

BNF & BNFcThe BNF is a rapid reference resource for information on the selection, prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines generally prescribed in the UK. Access to both formularies is free via the NICE website.

HSJ are offering their Coronavirus content free.

The NHS Scotland Knowledge into Action (K2A) network has been working in partnership to respond quickly to knowledge and research needs arising from the crisis.

A range of resources, products and services have been developed to support the health and care workforce in Scotland. This includes:

Wellbeing Resources

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