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
All require OpenAthens unless otherwise indicated
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
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