All these resources can be accessed using your NHS OpenAthens credentials.

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NHS OpenAthens

Use a work-based email address and you will be authenticated quickly (private email addresses may take up to 5 days to approve). Use NHS OpenAthens to gain access to quality information online. You need it to activate mobile apps, access full text articles and search healthcare databases.

Library Catalogue

You can check the library catalogue for both physical and electronic copies of books held by the Trust. You can check your account, renew books and contact the Library and Knowledge Service team.

NHS Evidence

This site is a great hub when you want to start searching a topic. You can search NICE’s unique index of authorative, evidence-based information from hundreds of trustworthy and accredited sources. It also links out to most of the resources below.

BMJ Best Practice

Bringing together regularly updated research evidence with guidelines and the knowledge of international experts, BMJ Best Practice offers a step-by-step approach to clinical problems throughout the patient journey. Healthcare professionals get information they can trust direct to the online device of their choice — and in an intuitive format that recognises the demands of everyday clinical consultations.

Anyone who is studying clinical skills will find that gives them invaluable help. This user-friendly set of illustrated clinical skills guidelines is a great reference tool. It will help you understand the principles of a particular skill, so that you make the most of your time in the skills lab. Those with more experience will want to check their practice against the evidence-based best practice shown in The package features a wide range of skills and all are regularly updated by specialist authors and editors.

The information about best practice for over 220 procedures is delivered in a highly accessible format using clear graphics supported by text and references. Because is highly illustrated, it is very user friendly. It can also help to facilitate study for those whose first language is not English and those returning to work after a break.

There is a strong emphasis on infection control and best practice. Evidence suggests that staff are sometimes embarrassed to ask if their practice is correct. allows users to check their practice quickly and easily.


DynaMed™ is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. With clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,400 topics, DynaMed provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience, making DynaMed an indispensable resource for answering most clinical questions. Dynamed is available as an app for mobile devices, you will need you NHS OpenAthens credentials to activate it. Contact the Library and Knowledge Service team if you would like help downloading and activating the app.

EBL (Ebook Library)

Ebook Library (EBL) is a web-based ebook lending platform which is capable of delivering Ebook Corporation’s rapidly expanding catalogue of ebooks to academic and research libraries.


MyiLibrary offers library patrons access to some of the most topical and current e-books available today. You can access a wide range of research, reference and reading materials online from any location.

NICE BNF and BNFC mobile apps

Browse and search the complete up-to-date content from the British National Formulary (BNF) and British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) on your smartphone or tablet.

Ejournal collection

Your NHS OpenAthens credentials allow you to access thousands of journals online, from Abdominal Imaging to Zygote. You can set alerts so you know when a new issue is available, read full text (where available) and share articles of interest with your colleagues.

NICE Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS)

Search databases AMED, British Nursing Index, CINAHL, EMBASE, HMIC, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Health Business Elite.

Primal Pictures contains detailed 3D anatomical models which are fully interactive, supporting your teaching and learning activities. Key features of

  • Fully interactive 3D models of human anatomy that can be explored at different levels
  • You can use the MRI function to access cross-sectional 3D anatomical images correlated with real MRI scan data
  • You can create bookmarks to take you directly to any image or section of the titles, and use series of bookmarks as teaching or learning aids

Royal Marsden Manual Online

Clinical nurse experts from one of the UK’s leading centres of expertise have brought together all the latest clinical evidence nurses need to meet confidently the requirements of their demanding profession. The manual includes over 350 evidence-based clinical procedures related to every aspect of care, from handwashing to cardiopulmonary resuscitation.