NHS resources

  • This webpage provides information about resources that are available via the NHS, which you may use once you have left Oxford Brookes University and are out in the workplace.

    Some of the resources available are password protected and require an NHS Athens password. NHS Athens accounts are free for NHS staff and for many others supporting NHS patients, including social workers. Check whether you're entitled to access and register for a password on the OpenAthens eligibility web page.

    If you aren't eligible, see our Keeping Up to Date page for information about journals, databases and other resources which are available to everyone.

    Where do I go to access NHS resources?

    One way to get to all the resources on offer is to go via NHS Evidence.

    The site acts as a gateway to:

    • Authoritative clinical and non-clinical evidence and best practice, via a single search
    • Browseable A-Z list of subject and medicines topics
    • BNF and BNFC
    • NICE Pathways
    • NICE Guidance
    • Public Health evidence
    • Databases
    • Electronic journals

    Some of the site is accessible without logging in, to use other things you'll be prompted to enter your password.

    Databases and Journals

    Some of the databases you can search will already be familiar to you:

    • CINAHL
    • PsycInfo
    • British Nursing Database
    • Medline
    • PubMed

    In addition, you will also have access to Embase, Emcare and Health Business Elite.

    You can search the databases individually, or all at the same time using the Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS).

    The journal access provided by the NHS is similar to that which you'll have had while studying here at Brookes with many familiar titles from all areas of health and welfare. You can use their A-to-Z of journal titles to search for the title of the journal you're interested in.

    Remember once you have left Oxford Brookes University Library you can always visit your local NHS or public library for help and advice.