NHS resources

  • Apps The most essential healthcare resources via your mobile devices.
  • BMJ Best Practice An online evidence-based, clinical decision support tool, available to all NHS OpenAthens users. Login is currently a bit erratic. If prompted for an institution enter "NHS in England". More help
  • BMJ Case Reports (UHNM only) Access full-text clinical case reports via OpenAthens login and submit your own. More Help
  • BNF / BNFc Essential reference text for drugs and medicines in the UK; available to all users. More help
  • Books Use Library Search to find books on the topics you need, log in to view your account and request items. More help
  • Care Quality Commission Independent regulator of health and social care in England. Freely available.
  • Clinical Key (UHNM only) Clinical search engine, full-text articles, topic summaries and ebooks; available to UHNM staff via OpenAthens. More help
  • Clinical Knowledge Summaries Evidence-base best practice recommendations for primary care. No login required.
  • Cochrane Library Search for systematice reviews and clinical trials. Full-text of Cochrane reviews are freely available. More help
  • Current Awareness Service From the Health Library; sign-up to get the latest headlines from our journal collection
  • Department of Health Policies, frameworks, regulations, bulletins and statistics. Freely available
  • Dynamed (UHNM only) Evidence-based, clinical reference and decision support tool to support patient care; available via OpenAthens. More help
  • E-Learning for Healthcare (eLfH) Online evidence-based training hub; available to all NHS OpenAthens users.
  • EBooks We have specialist ebook collections as well as those on Library Search. More help
  • EBSCO Ebsco databases currently subcribed to include CINAHL and Medline with full-text. Log in with your OpenAthens username, click the Research Databases option, then select the database you want. Also available via HDAS. More help
  • EJournals Check the NHS Journals A-Z list to find out what full-text articles you have access to; log in with your OpenAthens username. More help
  • Evidently Cochrane Blog from the Cochrane Library highlighting and summarising the latest evidence.
  • FAB NHS Stuff Examples of practice within the NHS, including nursing practice, management of services and cost effectiveness.
  • HDAS (Healthcare Advanced Search Database) Comprehensive literature searching interface, includes key healthcare databases: AMED, BNI, CINAHL, Embase, Emcare, HMIC, Medline, PsychInfo and Pubmed; available via OpenAthens username. More help
  • Health Library eTutorials - Getting Started Get started with our most popular resources.
  • Health Library eTutorials - Information Skills Develop your Information Skills and learn how to find informatio more effectively.
  • Information Skills for Health blog Get the latest news about our resources and develop your skills via bite-sized articles.
  • Joseph Rowntree Trust Charity publishing research into a range of social and health-related issues. Freely available.
  • King's Fund Independent charity working to imporve the health system in England, includes research and reports. Freely available.
  • Library Search Find healthcare-specialist books, both in print and online. No login required to search. More help
  • Medical Exam Revision Collection Browse through the collection of medical exam books available in the Health Library
  • Medical Masterclass (UHNM only) Online exam support resource available; individual login required. More help
  • Medicines Complete Includes BNF / BNFc as well as any extra ebooks purchased by your organisation; log in with OpenAthens username. More help
  • NHS England Annual plans and reports for delivering healthcare throughout England. Freely available
  • NICE Evidence Use the NICE Evidence specialist search engine to find good quality healthcare information. More help
  • NICE Guidelines Evidence-based recommendations developed independently. Freely available.
  • NICE Into Practice Advice and examples of how to implement NICE guidelines.
  • NICE News and Alerts Newsletters and alerts from NICE. Sign-up to receive specialist bulletins.
  • NIHR The latest evidence from the Nationa Institute for Health Research. Sign-up to receive the latest news in your inbox.
  • Nuffield Trust Independent research and analysis for improving healthcare in the UK. Freely available.
  • OpenAthens Authentication system allowing you access to many different resources (ebooks, databases and ejournals) using the same username / password. Also know as Athens. More help
  • Oxford Handbooks Online (UHNM only) Online collection of handbooks in a range of topics; available to UHNM staff via OpenAthens. More help
  • Ovid (OvidSP) Currently subscribed Ovid databases include AMED, Embase, Emcare and HMIC (Health Management Information Consortium). Log in via the OpenAthens option and select which database you wish to search. Also available via HDAS. More help
  • Patient.co.uk Health information aimed at patients, reviewed by a network of healthcare professionals. Freely available.
  • Patient Voices Collection Browse a collection of books and DVDs relating the patient experience.
  • ProQuest Databases Current subscription includes BNI, Health Research Premium, Medline, PsychArticles and PsychInfo. Log in via OpenAthens, enter "NHS England" if prompted for an institution. Also available via HDAS. More help
  • Pubmed Search this database for a wide range of medicine and healthcare topics. No login required. Also available via HDAS. More help
  • Royal Marsden Manual Online (UHNM only) Nursing procedures; available to UHNM staff via OpenAthens. More help
  • Training at the Health Library Check our scheduled programme or book a 1-to-1 session to learn more about our resources and how to use them.
  • TRIP Search tool to identify high quality healthcare evidence. Free to search; pro-version available on the NHS network. More help