GPs and primary care staff working in Sorth West Sussex and East Surrey

These resources are available to GPs, practice staff and CCG staff in north West Sussex and east Surrey. Register for an OpenAthens account to make the most of the healthcare resources.

Look under Evidence for research reviews, evidence-based guidelines, validated research articles and research-based clinical options.

Literature contains indexes of published information from journals, conference abstracts, reports and academic theses.  Critically appraise results to exclude poorly conducted clinical trials, reports and articles and locate relevant, valid information.

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
  • Resources purchased nationally and locally
  • One-click links to full-text, request a copy or contact an NHS library

For details of one-to-one and group training in the workplace, expert evidence searching and critical appraisal, please contact Karen Skinner the Outreach Librarian

Evidence Resources

Anatomy TV: Interactive 3D resource bank of images, video clips and slides OpenAthens. Access via OpenAthens, a free personal profile will need to be created. This resource has limited access, please remember to log off when finished *

BMJ Best Practice: Clinical decision support tool, structured around patient consultation, advice on symptom evaluation, tests and treatment approach. Access thousands of clinical topics and 6000+ clinical guidelines. Create a personal account and download the app.

ClinicalKey: OpenAthens Provides access to a large collection of reference material, books, journals, images and videos including:

  • Gottschalk A & Ochroch EA. Thoracic pain. In McMahon S et al… Wall & Melzack’s Textbook of Pain. 6th ed. 2013
  • Knopman DS. Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. In Goldman L & Schafer AI. Goldman’s Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. 2012
  • Davenport R & Manji H. The nervous system. In Douglas G et al… Macleod’s Clinical Examination. 13th ed. 2013

Clinical Knowledge Summaries: summaries of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best evidence

Cochrane Library: Reliable evidence on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions and treatments

NICE Evidence: Free, open access to a range of selected and authoritative health and social care evidence-based information

NICE Pathways: Free interactive tool giving quick and easy access to NICE guidance

Trip: A clinical search engine providing quick and easy access to high quality research evidence. Filter by evidence type, images, date

Literature Resources

The ‘NHS Knowledge and Library Hub’ links to journal citations, abstracts and some full-text articles.

These require OpenAthens

  • BNI: The British Nursing Index contains comprehensive coverage of all nursing and midwifery titles in the UK in addition to a number of International titles
  • CINAHL: Nursing and allied health care literature from Europe and North America
  • EMBASE: European database of biomedical and pharmacological literature
  • EMCARE: Nursing and allied health literature
  • HMIC: UK focused data and records from the Department of Health and the King’s Fund on health service policy, the quality of health services, management and administration
  • Medline: Clinical, medical and nursing literature
  • PsychINFO: Psychology, psychiatry and related disciplines

PubMed: Extensive index of medical, biomedical and nursing resources. Some full-text articles are free access


Anatomy TV: Interactive 3D resource bank of images, video clips and slides OpenAthens

ClinicalKey: Provides access to a large collection of reference material, books, journals, images and videos OpenAthens

Revision Aids

onExamination: an online revision resource to assist doctors in preparation for membership exams. Questions and explanatory answers on current and typical themes. These are available to GP trainees who are members of Surrey and Sussex Library & Knowledge Services. Please contact the Library for access details

Useful Websites

Behind the HeadlinesFind the facts behind the newspaper headlines concerning health news

BNF Publications: The BNF APP is available to download

GP Notebook: An online medical reference encyclopaedia for UK clinicians. Browse by subject or search for specifics.

NHS choicesInformation from the National Health Service on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.

Patient: The same information as provided by GPs to patients during consultations, health/disease leaflets,patient support organisations, all about medicines

Need Some Help?

Please contact us if you would like to book a training session, request an evidence search or have a query on using these resources.