Respiratory Medicine

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

  • American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

  • Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

  • Clinics in Chest Medicine

  • Heart, Lung and Circulation

  • International Journal of COPD

  • Journal of Cystic Fibrosis

  • Clinical Lung Cancer

  • Lancet Respiratory Medicine

  • Lung Cancer International

  • Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine

  • Respiratory Medicine

  • Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology

  • Respiratory Research

  • Sleep Medicine

  • Sleep Medicine Clinics of North America

  • Sleep Medicine Reviews

Useful Websites

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

Access full text and submit your own case report. Access via Athens

British Thoracic Society

Advancing knowledge about the causes, treatment and promoting the prevention of respiratory disorders.

CEBM (Centre for Evidence-based Medicine)

identifies evidence-based practice through primary research and systematic reviews and promotes and disseminates the information.

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.


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.

OASYS and Occupational Asthma                   

An independent group of clinicians and researchers who run a clinical service for  workers with occupational lung disease.

Respiratory and Sleep Investigation (GHH)


Access via HEFT Intranet A-Z only.


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