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The British National Formulary (BNF) includes advice of clinical experts and is continually updated to reflect the latest evidence from credible sources worldwide. BNF provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines. You can access it for free via the internet (using your NHS OpenAthens account) or via an app (no NHS Athens account required).
The British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) presents essential practical information to help healthcare professionals prescribe, monitor, supply, and administer medicines for childhood disorders. You can access it for free via the internet (using your NHS Athens account) or via an app (no NHS Athens account required).
BMJ Best Practice is a decision-support tool for use at the point of care. You can access it free via the internet or via an App (an NHS OpenAthens account is required for both access methods). See our help guide [pdf] 229KB for more information about accessing this resource.
BMJ Clinical Evidence is a database of high-quality systematic reviews assessing the benefits and harms of treatments. There is also a wide range of Evidence-Based Medicine resources and training materials.
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning focuses on the use of simulation and technology as an educational method in all areas of healthcare education.
NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries provides primary care practitioners with reliable sources of evidence-based information about common conditions managed in primary care.
The Cochrane Library includes the full-text of regularly updated systematic reviews.
The Department of Health publications library allows you to search all Department of Health publications.
The UK Data Service is a resource archiving and disseminating large-scale government, qualitative and other social science datasets.
Education Resources Information Centre (ERIC) is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences and is the world's premier database of journal and non-journal education literature.
The Map of Medicine supports the optimisation of care by providing access to comprehensive, evidence-based guidance and clinical decision support at the point of care.
NHS Evidence Search (NICE) provides access to selected and authoritative evidence in health, social care and public health. It brings together high quality evidence from hundreds of trustworthy sources, combining evidence on health, drugs and technologies, public health, social care, and healthcare management and commissioning all in one place.
OSCAR is a clinically led, partnership approach between NHS North Kirklees CCG, NHS Wakefield CCG and The Mid Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust, developed to support clinical decision making at the point of care. More information and download links can be found here.
Oxford Medicine Online is home to Oxford University Press' prestigious medical publishing, bringing together authoritative texts by world-renowned authors. These highly-regarded titles include the Oxford Textbook of Medicine and the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine. With an NHS Athens account you can access over 130 eBook titles (access the full title list here [pdf] 110KB)
PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database. It has been developed to give access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.
The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures, the definitive nursing text book is now available online with your Athens log in details.