Key resources for staff working in Emergency Medicine. 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.
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 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: Alison McLaren, Knowledge Skills & Systems Librarian. Contact me to discuss evidence searches, e-resources, book stock, and critical appraisal. I attend local faculty group meetings and journal clubs.
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
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*
- Auerbach’s Wilderness medicine by Auerbach 7th 2017
- CT and MRI of the Whole Body by Haaga 5th 2017
- Musculoskeletal Physical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach by Malanga 2nd 2017
- Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice 9th 2018
ClinicalSkills: This resource lists more than 160 clinical skills procedures for adults and children, regularly updated and in a user-friendly illustrated format. Please click here to access Clinical Skills if using a computer within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust*
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
DynaMed: high quality evidence-based information, user-friendly, personalized experience to deliver accurate answers fast at the point of care
NICE Evidence: Free, open access to a range of selected and authoritative health and social care evidence-based information
Royal Marsden Online: The 10th edition of the Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Procedures includes 350+ evidence-based clinical procedures related to every aspect of care. There is a short Online Help Tutorial and a comprehensive Help section. Please click here to access Royal Marsden Online if using a computer within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust*
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
- 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 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
ClinicalSkills: This resource lists more than 160 clinical skills procedures for adults and children, regularly updated and in a user-friendly illustrated format. Please click here to access Clinical Skills if using a computer within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust* OpenAthens
Images in Clinical Medicine: Useful resource bank of freely available images, limit by specialty, media type and date
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 note: drug information in UpToDate is designed for use in the USA, so may differ from UK product licenses and accepted practice. OpenAthens. Please click here to access UpToDate if using a computer within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust*
Wellcome Images: This open access resource provides a collection of biomedical images covering the history of medicine, and includes disease, surgery and general healthcare. Images are freely available to download for personal, academic teaching or study use
(*Not available to all organisations)
BMJ OnExamination: an online revision resource to assist doctors in preparation for membership exams. Questions and explanatory answers on current and typical themes. Modules include: DCH, DRCOG, First FRCR Physics, FRCA Primary, FRCS General Surgery, GP ST Stage 2 Knowledge Test, MRCS Part A papers 1 & 2, MRCGP, MRCOG Parts 1 & 2, MRCP Parts 1 & 2, MRPCH Foundation in Practice; Foundation in Practice, Theory, Science & Practice; Part 2; Theory, Science & Practice, Speciality Certificate Examination in Endocrinology & Diabetes, Speciality Examination in Gastroenterology for Anaesthesia, Child Health, General Medicine, GP, Obs & Gynae, Psychiatry and Surgery. Please contact the Library for access details