NHS Journals Help

General hints and tips for finding and accessing NHS eJournals

NHS users can browse ejournals via Browzine - a third party tool provided by Health Education England. This will display journal titles, recent issues, table of contents, link to download the article pdf (if available), link to the article online html page (if available), and option to share the article link..


1. The Browzine journals list includes subscribed and non-subscribed titles.

2. Subscriptions for our 3 supported NHS organisations are all different. Make sure that you are browsing your organisation's list. 

3. Journal titles are subscribed by:

  • NHS England - available nationally to all NHS staff
  • local regional consortia - we work with local health library services to subscribe economically to packages
  • the Health Library - we purchase titles and packages to support our local organisations

Access Full-Text

4. You do not need to log in to browse your Browzine journals list.

5. Some journals and articles will be available as open access - you do not need to log in to view this content.

6. You will be prompted for an OpenAthens username/password to access subscribed content. Make sure you use an OpenAthens username registered with the organisation whose list you are viewing.

7. You may need to log in separately to the journal site - look for a link for institutional log in or OpenAthens log in.

8. If you are prompted to select an institution during your OpenAthens log in use:

  • University Hospitals of North Midlands (search for North Midlands)
  • North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare (search for Staffordshire)
  • GPs, GP practices and CCGs within Staffordshire (search for Staffordshire)
  • If none of the above are available try NHS in England

9. A few subscribed journal titles have alternative access routes.

10. If full-text access is not available to an article online, you will be prompted to make an inter-library article request.


11. Subscribed journal titles may be provided via:

  • publishers websites
  • platform providers (such as ebsco, ovid, proquest)
  • agreggator packages (such as Clinical Key) 

Browzine will hold the link where the full-text resides - always check Browzine for the full-text link.

More help

12. Announcements about known issues regarding ejournal access will be made via the Health Library News blog.

13. More information about resources and how to use / access them will be available in the Information Skills for Health blog.

14. You can get more help on using the Browzine NHS Journals list via our Online Guides and Support page.

15. Check our blog post for step-by-step instructions to using Browzine to view NHS journals.

16. Complete our online tutorial, Find full-text articles and journals for the NHS, to learn more about finding NHS full-text articles and journals.

Report a problem

17. Report any problems with NHS ejournals to the eResources Librarian