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Find Information on the Internet eTutorial
For more help on finding health-related information on the Internet try our etutorial.
Health Information Resources
Here you can get access to:
NICE Resources -- guidelines, pathways, summaries & updates
Guidelines, reports and reviews published by accredited sources. This acts as a very good search engine, identifying material from a number of verified resources.
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
Visual pathway representation of a range of NICE material based around particular conditions and diseases.
Evidence-based best practice recommendations for primary care practitioners based on a range of conditions and diseases.
Help on getting medicines information via the Evidence Search search engine.
Current awareness service for medicine information, delivered via email.
Collection of resources including case studies and a range of tools to help you to deliver your services.
Publications highlighting the latest published research on particular subjects.
Regular bulletin drawing attention to the latest public health research added to Evidence Search.
Having problems accessing our eresources? Please complete our Technical Support form to let us know.
NHS Athens Tools -- databases, journals & ebooks
Journal articles, research and reviews from the major healthcare-related databases AMED, BNI, Cinahl, Embase, Health Business Elite, HMIC, Medline and Psychinfo.
Try our Using HDAS etutorial for a demonstration of how to use the NHS databases.
A to Z list of all journal titles available to NHS staff in North Staffordshire.
Try our Find an NHS eJournal for more help.
NHS Core Content ebook collection.
Update your account, transfer to another NHS organisation, view a list of resources and publishers accessible via NHS Athens.
Getting an Athens Account
For more help with registering for an Athens account you can check:
- NHS Athens support page
- NHS Athens Registration eTutorial
- NHS Athens online pdf guide
- Road Map to Athens training course - for UHNS staff members only
- For more help setting up an NHS Athens account contact the e-Resources librarian, the Health Library training team or the Outreach Librarians
Having problems accessing our eresources? Please complete our Technical Support form to let us know.BMJ Case Reports - for UHNS Athens Dynamed - for UHNS Athens Handbook of Practice Management Medicines Complete Oxford Handbooks Online
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.
More help using Cochrane Library
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, 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 Resources
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) (freely available)
Range of resources for carers and social workers.
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.