Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Resources available to staff working for Surrey and Borders NHS Partnership Foundation Trust. Register for an OpenAthens account to make the most of the healthcare resources.

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

PsycBOOKS now available! Login to your OpenAthens account, find “My Resources” and click on EBSCO Databases and Journal Collections. Scroll down the list to find PsycBOOKS. Search or browse the content which includes over 38,00 chapters in PDF from over 2,500 books published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and other publishers.

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.

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

All require OpenAthens unless otherwise indicated

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

BMJ Case Reports: Collection of cases to locate information on common and rare conditions

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

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

Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines: The guidelines are an essential means by which psychiatrists and other healthcare professional stay current with the latest advances in prescribing. It provides practical advice for common clinical situations and is an essential text for prescribers, nursing staff, pharmacists, GPs, and those in related professions. A link can be found on your local Trust intranet site

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

Social Care Online: A database of information on social work and social care, it includes legislation, government documents, practice and guidance, systematic reviews and research briefings

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

Literature Resources

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

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

These require OpenAthens

  • BNI: UK nursing and midwifery database, covering over 400 UK journals and other English language titles
  • CINAHL: a collection of nursing and allied health journals
  • EMBASE: European database of biomedical and pharmacological literature
  • EMCARE: Nursing and allied health literature
  • 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

Useful Websites

Behind the Headlines: Find the facts behind the newspaper headlines concerning health news

BNF Publications: The BNF APP is available to download

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.