Find Information on the Internet eTutorial

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Health Information Resources

Here you can get access to:

NICE resources -- NHS Athens Tools -- NHS Athens Help -- Health Library Resources -- Reviews -- Reports -- Social Care -- Other Literature Searching Sites -- Walk-in Access


NICE Resources

NICE Resources -- guidelines, pathways, summaries & updates

Evidence Search

Guidelines, reports and reviews published by accredited sources. This acts as a very good search engine, identifying material from a number of verified resources.

NICE Guidelines

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, publishes: Clinical Guidelines -- Technology appraisals -- Public health guidance -- Diagnostics guidance -- Interventional procedures guidance -- Medical technologies guidance -- Cancer service guidance -- Quality standards

NICE Pathways

Visual pathway representation of a range of NICE material based around particular conditions and diseases.

Clinical Knowledge Summaries

Evidence-based best practice recommendations for primary care practitioners based on a range of conditions and diseases.

Medicines Information

Help on getting medicines information via the Evidence Search search engine.

Medicines Awareness Service

Current awareness service for medicine information, delivered via email.

QIPP (Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention)

Collection of resources including case studies and a range of tools to help you to deliver your services.

Evidence Updates

Publications highlighting the latest published research on particular subjects.

Public Health Awareness Bulletin

Regular bulletin drawing attention to the latest public health research added to Evidence Search.

NHS Athens Tools

NHS Athens Tools -- databases, journals & ebooks

Databases (Healthcare databases advanced search - HDAS)

Journal articles, research and reviews from the major healthcare-related databases AMED, BNI, Cinahl, Embase, Health Business Elite, HMIC, Medline and Psychinfo.

Journals

A to Z list of all journal titles available to NHS staff in North Staffordshire.

eBooks

NHS Core Content ebook collection.

Your Athens Account

Update your account, transfer to another NHS organisation, view a list of resources and publishers accessible via NHS Athens.

Alternative Logins - when HDAS isn't working

Here are an alternative list of databases you can try when the HDAS databases interface is not working. Please note that we may have full-text access to some journals that are not available in all the databases - you should check our Journals A-Z list for a list of full-text journals holdings.

Ebsco Databases

You can search >1 database at a time, search each database individually for maximum functionality

CINAHL (ebsco) - for nursing and allied health topics, includes full-text to some articles

Login using your NHS Athens username/password, click the Research Databases option, select the Cinahl database

Health Business Elite (ebsco) - for healthcare management and administration topics, includes full-text to some articles

Login using your NHS Athens username/password, click the Research Databases option, select the Health Business Elite database

Medline (ebsco)- for medical and general healthcare topics, includes full-text to some articles

Login using your NHS Athens username/password, click the Research Databases option, select the Medline with full-text database

Ovid Databases

You can search >1 database at a time, login here or search each database individually for maximum functionality

AMED (OvidSP) - for alternative and complementary medicine, includes full-text to some articles; Basic Search or Advanced Search

Embase (OvidSP) - for pharmacology, therapeutics and biomedical technology, includes full-text to some articles; Basic Search or Advanced Search

HMIC (OvidSP) - Health Management Information Consortium, UK-focused health management databases, includes full-text to some articles; Basic Search or Advanced Search

PsychInfo (OvidSP) - for topics related to mental health, includes full-text to some articles; Basic Search or Advanced Search

No Login Required

Pubmed - for wide range of medical-related topics, will include links to open access content; Search now

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NHS Athens Help

Getting an Athens Account

For more help with registering for an Athens account you can check:

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Health Library Resources

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BMJ Case Reports advertising image BMJ Case Reports - for UHNS Athens

UHNS Athens users - access full-text and submit your own case report. Follow the links to logon via your NHS Athens username.

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BNF & BNFc (NHS Athens)

You can access the BNF and BNFc via a number of routes: ** online ebook via the catalogue - BNF & BNFc ** via Medicines Complete ** via the BNF app

Dynamed logo Dynamed - for UHNS Athens

Dynamed is an evidence-based clinical reference tool available to UHNS users via their NHS Athens username and password.

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Medicines in a drawer Medicines Complete

All NHS Athens users can access the BNF and BNF for Children here.

Other leading drug references are available to NHS users at UHNS and North Staffs Combined Healthcare.

Doctor discussing with a colleague Oxford Handbooks Online

Collection of Oxford Handbooks available online as ebooks.

Reviews

Reviews - systematic reviews, guidelines, pathways

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (freely available)

Systematic reviews of health and social care research; databases which can be searched include DARE, NHS EED and HTA.

Cochrane Library (freely available)

Database of systematic reviews.

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Map of Medicine (Basic functionality is freely available. Local functionality available via NHS Athens login)?

Searchable database of care pathways.

SIGN (freely available)

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network publishing guidelines.

Trip Database (freely available)

Search tool to identify high quality healthcare evidence.

NHS Choices: Behind the Headlines (freely available)

Critically reviews research published as news items in the mainstream press.

Reports

Reports - reports, policy and analysis

Care Quality Commission (freely available)

Independent regulator of health and social care in England

Department of Health (freely available)

Policies, frameworks, regulations, bulletins, statistics.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation (freely available)

Charity publishing research into a range of social and health-related issues affecting people in the UK.

King's Fund (freely available)

Independent charity working to improve the health system in England. Includes research and reports.

Nuffield Trust (freely available)

Independent research and analysis for improving healthcare in the UK.

Social Care

Social Care Resources

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) (freely available)

Range of resources for carers and social workers.

Social Care Online 

Database of literature relating to social care and social work, including journal articles, reports and reviews. This is free to search, however further login details may be required to access some of the full-text.

nurses viewing report RCN Information Competencies

Our resources, services and training courses can help nursing staff and students to achieve the RCN Competencies related to finding, using and managing information.

Healthcare staff helping patient in the community RCGP Competencies for Clinically-led Commissioning

Find out about the support we offer to the RCGP Competencies for Clinically-led Commissioning.

Additional Resources