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

  • Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

  • International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research        

  • Journal of Clinical Neuroscience

  • Journal of Rehabilitation

  • Journal of Experimental Stroke and Translational Medicine

  • Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research

  • Journal  of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America

  • Rehabilitation Research and Practice

  • Stroke

  • Stroke Research and Treatment

Useful Websites

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

Clinically important common or rare conditions. Browse recent cases by specialty, or locate videos and images. Access via Athens

Clinical Key

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


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.


A collection of stroke rehabilitation resources.

NHS Evidence

24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured  resources.

NICE Pathway—Stroke

Includes quality standards, technology appraisals, clinical, public health and social care guidelines

PubMed Clinical Queries

EBM search feature from PubMed.

Stroke Services


Access only via HEFT Intranet A-Z


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