Key resources for staff working in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Radiotherapy, Speech & Language. Find further information in the Online Library and other Specialty pages. 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.
Search Literature resources for 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 to 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
Your lead Librarian: Susan Merner, Deputy Head of Library Services. Contact me to discuss evidence searches, e-resources, book stock, and critical appraisal. I attend local faculty group meetings.
All require OpenAthens unless otherwise indicated
Anatomy TV: Interactive 3D resource bank of images, video clips and slides
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. Password free access onsite via the Trust intranet Applications page
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
NICE Evidence: Free, open access to a range of selected and authoritative health and social care evidence-based information
Trip: A clinical search engine providing quick and easy access to high quality research evidence. Filter by evidence type, images, date
UpToDate: This resource includes updated reviews of clinical topics in 27 medical specialties. Please note: drug information in UpToDate is designed for use in the USA, so may differ from UK product licenses and accepted practice. Please click here to access UpToDate if using a computer within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
(* Not available to all organisations)
The ‘NHS Knowledge and Library Hub’ links to journal citations, abstracts and some full-text articles.
These require OpenAthens
- AMED: The Allied and Complementary Medicine database covers allied health professions and alternative medicine including acupuncture, herbalism, homeopathy and physiotherapy
- 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
- EMCARE: Nursing and allied health
- Medline: Clinical, medical and nursing literature
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 which can be used for education and training purposes in lectures and presentations. OpenAthens
ClinicalKey: Provides access to a large collection of reference material, books, journals, images and videos* OpenAthens
Trip: A clinical search engine providing quick and easy access to high quality research evidence. Filter by images or video
UpToDate: This resource includes updated reviews and images of clinical topics in 27 medical specialties. Please click here to access UpToDate if using a computer within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. OpenAthens
(* Not available to all organisations)
Behind the Headlines: Find the facts behind the newspaper headlines concerning health news
BNF Publications: The BNF APP is available to download