Sexual Health

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

  • AIDS

  • Biology of Sex Differences

  • Clinical Infectious Diseases

  • Emerging Infectious Diseases

  • HIV/AIDS—Research and Palliative Care

  • HIV Nursing

  • Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS

  • International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health

  • Journal of International AIDS Society

  • Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity

  • Sexual Health

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections

  • The Lancet HIV

  • The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Useful Websites

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

Clinical Key

Search from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information and images. Access via Athens.

Clinical Queries

EBM search feature from PubMed.

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.

Cochrane Review Group on HIV/AIDS

The group assist in making evidence-based decisions about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

Infectious Diseases


Access via HEFT Intranet A-Z 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

A wide range of national and international guidelines

Sexual Health Birmingham and Solihull

HEFT Sexual Health Services providing help to the public 24/7 either online or by hotline.  


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