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LIBRARY RESOURCES

You can access a broad range of electronic healthcare information resources from anywhere with internet access whether at home, from your clinics or out and about.

Questions? Complete the Ask the Knowledge Specialist Form

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BMJ BEST PRACTICE

BMJ Best Practice is a trusted clinical decision support tool which provides healthcare professionals with access to the latest relevant clinical information when making diagnosis and treatment decisions.   

BMJ Best Practice includes: 

  • More than 250 integrated medical calculators 

  • Patient discussions and nearly 400 patient leaflets 

  • The latest evidence and Cochrane Clinical Answers 

  • Plus an award-winning app that can be used offline, ensuring that you always have the information you need, when you need it. 

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KNOWLEDGE AND LIBRARY HUB

The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub connects NHS staff and learners to high quality knowledge and evidence resources in one place. 

Funded by Health Education England, it includes: 

  • journals, books and databases 

  • clinical decision support resources including NICE Guidelines and BMJ Best Practice 

  • policy and management information and research literature 

  • The Knowledge Hub Guide gives you some tips about searching the hub. ​

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HEALTHCARE DATABASES

Healthcare databases are available through NHS OpenAthens and Evidence Search Resources (NHS OpenAthens username and password required).
Click on the button below for a list of databases.

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QUALITY IMPROVEMENT  RESOURCES

List of resources to support QI and the QI newsletter

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ELECTRONIC JOURNALS

You can access the electronic journals available to you via t via the BrowZine Journal Library  (NHS OpenAthens username and password required).

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OPENATHENS

An NHS OpenAthens account gives you access, through the Knowledge and Library Hub to databases of journal articles, the full text of journals and eBooks.

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ELECTRONIC BOOKS

All members of staff have an NHS OpenAthens username and password can access the following electronic books.

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OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS

Links to searchable globally available repositories of free, high quality, open access, peer-reviewed, full-text journal articles.  You do not need any passwords to access this content.

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TURNING RESEARCHING INTO PRACTICE (TRIP PRO)

Turning researching into practice (Trip Pro) is a clinical search engine which has been online since 1997. It has been designed to help people to find high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care quickly. Trip allows users to not only research evidence but search across various content types including patient information leaflets, educational courses, images and videos.

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COCHRANE LIBRARY

Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases of reliable evidence on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions. It is regarded as the best resource available of this type. The Cochrane Library is put together by the Cochrane Collaboration, the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination and other related organisations and is updated quarterly. There is also a seventh database that provides information about the various Cochrane Groups. You do not need an Athens username and password to use this resource.

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RESOURCES FOR CRITICAL APPRAISAL

Useful resources to support critical appraisal.

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USEFUL WEBSITES

A list of useful websites on Epsom and St Helier Hospitals website.

Library Resources: Projects
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