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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: 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

E-Books Collection

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.


(Require Athens Registration)

E-Journals

Staff can access the following SGU Medicine full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • AIDS
  • AIDS and Behaviour
  • AIDS Education and Prevention
  • AIDS Research and Therapy
  • Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
  • Genitourinary Medicine
  • HIV and AIDS Review
  • International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive
  • Health
  • JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
  • Journal of International AIDS Society
  • Journal Watch. HIV/AIDS Clinical Care
  • Sexual Development
  • Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections

Useful Websites

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

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
http://www.ahrq.gov/
AHRQ, U.S. This site highlights the latest research on healthcare areas such as: quality improvement and patient safety, outcomes, effectiveness of care and clinical practice.

Clinical Audit Tools
www.clinicalaudittools.com
Provides healthcare staff and clinical audit professionals with a set of resources to assist with clinical audit.

Centre for Evidence-based Medicine
www.cebm.net/
Major resource for tools, aids and documentation for evidence-based practice.

Clinical Key
www.clinicalkey.com/
Search from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information and images.

Clinical Skills.net
www.clinicalskills.net/
More than 160 clinical skills procedures, all in a user-friendly illustrated format and regularly updated. Access via Athens.

Cochrane Review Group on HIV/AIDS
http://hiv.cochrane.org/
The group assist in making evidence-baseddecisions about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

Health Protection Agency
www.hpa.org.uk/
The regional epidemiology unit monitors infections across the West Midlands.

Map of Medicine
www.mapofmedicine.com/
MoM is a visual representation of evidencebased, practice-informed pathways. Pathways related to HIV Testing, HIV in Pregnancy and others are available. Access to the Map is via Athens.

NAM AIDSMAP
www.aidsmap.com/
The charity NAM produces a large range of HIV information resources for people living with HIV as well as for professionals working to support them.

NHS Evidence
www.evidence.nhs.uk
24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured resources. Requires HEFT Athens

NICE
www.nice.org.uk/
Produces national guidance in three areas: public health, health technologies (medicines, treatment and procedures), and clinical practice.

Sexual Health Birmingham and Solihull
www.sexualhealthbirmingham.nhs.uk/
HEFT Sexual Health Services providing help to the public 24/7 either online or by hotline.

TRIP Database
www.tripdatabase.com/
The TRIP Database is a clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice