Vascular Surgery

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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

  • eBook titles are listed on the library catalogue 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


(Require Athens Registration)


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

  • Annals of Vascular Surgery
  • Blood
  • Circulation
  • European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
  • Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Journal of Vascular Nursing
  • Journal of Vascular Research
  • Journal of Vascular Surgery
  • Seminars in Vascular Surgery
  • Thrombosis Research
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Vascular Pharmacology


Useful Websites

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

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 resources on Vascular Surgery   

Collected resources on vascular surgery from the online British Medical Journal. Links to relevant books and journals from the BMJ Publishing Group and access to the full-text of recent articles requires an Athens password.

Clinical Key

Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information, patient information and images

Cochrane Peripheral Vascular Disease Group

Produces systematic reviews of evidence that evaluate all surgical and medical interventions for the prevention or treatment of arterial and venous diseases


A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.

Map of Medicine

MoM is a visual representation of evidence-based, practice-informed pathways. Pathways related to  varicose veins, abdominal aortic aneurysm, VTE and others are available. Access to the Map is via Athens.  

MedlinePlus – Vascular Diseases  

Features extensive information on drugs, illustrated medical encyclopaedia, patient information and latest health news.

NHS Evidence

 24/7 website for accessing recent guidelines, Cochrane Systematic Reviews and primary literature from healthcare databases.


A new clinical risk prediction algorithm to estimate individual patients' risk of VTE.


Searches core TRIP content and selected Vascular journals.

Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Represents professional interests of vascular surgeons and others involved in vascular  practice. Site provides news updates, publications, audit and research undertaken.

Vascular Web

Contains information about the Society of Vascular Surgery, its policies and position statements, resources for members, students and trainees.