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
eBook titles are listed on the library catalogue www.base-library.nhs.uk. New eBooks are constantly being added, simply log on with your Athens account.
Choose your own eBooks by simply logging on with your Athens account at www.ebookcentral.proquest.com/
(Require Athens Registration)
Staff can access the following Sexual Health full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool
Biology of Sex Differences
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Emerging Infectious Diseases
HIV/AIDS—Research and Palliative Care
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
Sexually Transmitted Infections
The Lancet HIV
The Lancet Infectious Diseases
This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Sexual Health professionals.
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.
Search from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information and images. Access via Athens.
EBM search feature from PubMed.
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.
Access via HEFT Intranet A-Z only.
A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.
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.