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NHS OpenAthens Databases Evidence-based practice Apps

Updated: 04/05/18

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Exeter Health Library shares a Library Catalogue with the University of Exeter. Our books have ‘Exeter Health Library (NHS)’ in the Location field.

You can borrow up to 8 books at a time from us, and because we work closely with the University you can request our books for pickup from other University library locations (e.g. St Luke’s), and you can also return our books to other University libraries.

Here are some of our newest books which may be of interest to you:

The University of Exeter provides many titles as e-books.
If you are on placement with the Trust and have an RD&E NHS OpenAthens account, you can access NHS e-books too. Browse our e-book collections here:

EBL books (general e-book collection): http://bit.ly/EHLeblebooks
Oxford Specialist Handbooks: http://bit.ly/EHLOxfSpecHbks
Oxford Handbooks: http://bit.ly/EHLoxfhndbks

The University provides access to thousands of online journals.

However, if you are placement with the Trust and have an RD&E NHS OpenAthens account you will be able to access our local, regional and national NHS journal subscriptions. To search for journals go to our A-Z journals site: http://bitly.com/EHLjournalsA-Z.

NHS OpenAthens  UEMS/PCMD students are issued with HE NHS Athens accounts at the start of their course, which provides access to NHS National Core content. In Years 3-5 you are entitled to register for a local NHS OpenAthens account which gives you additional access to regional and local e-resources, including point of care tools such as UpToDate. Self-register using a different e-mail address to your University e-mail address (e.g. Yahoo, GMail etc) and choose Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust as your organisation. NHS OpenAthens usernames usually start with ‘nhs’, and HE NHS Athens account with ‘nhsac’.

Please note: you should be able to access the NHS healthcare databases and ProQuest Hospital Premium Collection with your HE Athens account.

NHS Healthcare databases (HDAS) – (NHS OpenAthens login required)
Search across a set of databases including:
AMED – Allied & Complimentary Medicine – allied health professionals, complementary medicine
BNI – British Nursing Index –  nursing, midwifery and health visitors
CINAHL Plus with Full Text – Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature –  nursing & allied health professionals
EMBASE – Drugs and pharmacology
Health Business Elite – Healthcare administration, institutional management
HMIC – Healthcare Management Consortium
Medline – general medicine database
PsycINFO – Psychology & allied fields.
ProQuest Hospital Premium Collection – (NHS OpenAthens login required)
PubMed – (no login required)

Evidence-based practice
These are some of the evidence-based practice resources which NHS staff use. Please note, BMJ Case Reports and UpToDate will only be available for BMBS Year 3-5 students with an RD&E NHS OpenAthens account.

For more information on these resources, full visit our full Evidence-based practice page.

Clinical Knowledge Summaries – no login required
Cochrane Library – no login required
NICE Evidence search – no login required. See also NICE Guidance, NICE Pathways & Standards & Indicators.
TRiP database – no login required. TRiP PRO is available from NHS networked PCs.
UpToDate – access via Hub (Non-Clinical Systems) on RD&E site, or via NHS OpenAthens off site.

NICE apps:

Click here for instructions and links to download the official NICE apps for:
BNF for Children
NICE Guidance

To use the NICE BNF and NICE BNFC apps for the first time and to activate any content updates, users will need to enter their NHS OpenAthens user name and password. For further advice, visit theNICE apps support page.


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