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All staff now have access to a wide selection of electronic books via the Kortext platform.  You will need an OpenAthens account (opens in a new window) to access the full text of any of the books.  Follow the instructions below to access the collection. 

  1. Go to the Kortext home page, in the first box select GPs and Practice Staff in London, Kent & Surrey and click the arrow next to the first box. 

  2. Sign in with your OpenAthens username and password. 

  3. Click on Collections tab just below the search box to browse the collection or search for a title using the search box. Click on the three horizontal dots below the books to Borrow a book, to find out more information about the book and also to export the reference. 

  4. Click on My library to the left of the screen to see which books you have out on loan.  You can read books offline, add notes to books and export them and also renew books.  

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Courtesy of Health Education England, NHS staff and students on placement in England have access to over 130 Oxford University Press medical and healthcare books online.  To access the collection you will need an NHS OpenAthens username and password.  You can register for an OpenAthens username and password here.  You can access the page via a special dedicated portal here

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Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Procedures : The online edition of this popular title is now available with an OpenAthens username and password.  It contains evidence-based clinical skills and procedures related to all the essential aspects of a patient’s care. 

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