Resources require an NHS OpenAthens password unless otherwise stated. Find out more about NHS OpenAthens here.
BMJ Best Practice: A point of care tool, giving step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, prevention and treatment.
BMJ Case Reports: Peer-reviewed collection of cases in all disciplines. Contact the library for a Fellowship Code if you would like to submit a case report
Clinical Key: Provides access to a large collection of online reference material, books, journals, images and videos
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
New England Journal of Medicine: Online access to NEJM.org.
NICE Evidence: Free, open access to a range of selected and authoritative health and social care evidence-based information
NICE HDAS: Health Databases with links to journal citations, abstracts and many full text articles. Includes the following databases:
- AMED: Allied and complementary medicine
- 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 professions literature
- 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
- Medline: Clinical, medical and nursing literature
- PsycINFO: Psychology, psychiatry and related disciplines
NICE Pathways: Free interactive tool giving quick and easy access to NICE guidance
PubMed: Open access index of medical and nursing resources. Some articles are freely available in full text.
UpToDate Anywhere: This evidence-based, point-of-care resource for staff includes updated reviews and images of clinical topics in 21 medical specialties. It can be accessed via your desktop PC or mobile app, on or off-site.*
NB. The account is linked to your affiliation with Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.To keep your account active, simply login through the Trust intranet link every 90 days to maintain benefits.
(* Not available to all organisations)
New! e-Learning Modules:
Simply provide your email and name to get started.
BMJ Learning is an e-learning platform for healthcare students and professionals, providing high-quality, evidence-based, and continuing medical education.
Primary Care 600+ modules for GPs and primary care staff Specialist 700+ modules from 10 specialist journals Medical Trainees Curriculum based modules on common presentations, procedures and skills Surgical Trainees Interactive modules using 3D animation to demonstrate surgical skills Students Training in common cases and skills Nurses Clinical and non-clinical topics for primary care, secondary care, and specialist nurses Pharmacists 100+ modules from Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
BNF & BNFC App The new BNF & BNFC app is now available, giving access to evidence-based medicines information wherever you are
NHS Digital Apps Library (Beta site) NHS tested and approved apps to help manage and improve health
Quick Guide for Resources & Apps For Trust staff (may not be available for other organisations)
Anatomy TV: Interactive 3D resource bank of images, video clips and slides.*
Clinical Key: Provides access to a large collection of online reference material, books, journals, images and videos*
Images in Clinical Medicine: A resource bank of freely available images.
UpToDate Anywhere: This resource includes updated reviews and images of clinical topics in 21 medical specialties.*
(* Not available to all organisations)
OnExamination: Available to Trainee Doctors. An online revision resource consisting of self assessment modules and video tutorials to assist in preparation for membership exams. Includes: MRCP, MRCGP, MRCS pt 1 & 2, MRCPCH, MRCPsych, MRCOG 1 & 2, DRCOG, FRCA, FRCS General Surgery and Trauma & Orthopaedics. Also Specialty Certificates in Endocrine & Diabites, Gastroenteralogy and Acute Medicine.Contact Library Staff at Frimley Park or Wexham Park for access details.
Medical Masterclass: Available to Trainee Doctors. The MRCP(UK) revision package from the RCP. Contact Library Staff at Frimley Park or Wexham Park for access details.
It is important to critically appraise published research articles in order to check the trustworthiness and relevance of the paper. There are a number of tools to help you with this task.
CASP (Critical Appraisal Skills Programme)
The CASP website provide a number of checklists to help appraise different types of evidence (systematic reviews, RCTs etc).
These will help you to answer the following key questions:
1. Is the study valid? ie is the methodology sound, is the study unbiased etc?
2. What are the results? eg how much uncertainty is there about the results?
3. Are the results useful? ie how does the evidence apply to your question?
How to read a paper, the basics of evidence-based medicine: Tricia Greenhalgh (2014)
The doctor's guide to critical appraisal: Narinder Kaur Gosall (2015)
A beginner's guide to evidence-based practice in Health & Social Care: Helen Aveyard (2013)
These and others are available to borrow from Frimley Health libraries.
Advice on finding health information online, and services available at Wexham Park library.
Up-to-date health information for patients.
Information on conditions, treatments and healthy lifestyle.
Website produced by NICE (National Institute for Health & Care Excellence). Primarily aimed at NHS staff and students, but results can be filtered by "Information for the Public".
UpToDate Anywhere - Patient Information (for Clinicians*)
Almost 1500 patient information topics covering the most common medical conditions.
Choose from 2 types:
Brief Overview = The basics, 1-3 pages, simple language.
Beyond the Basics = More detailed, 5-10 pages, may include technical medical terms.
*Must register initially via Trust intranet to use. Re-validate every 90 days to maintain access.
Behind the Headlines: Find the facts behind selected articles published in newspapers.
BestBets: Originally developed in the Emergency Department of Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK, to provide rapid evidence-based answers to real-life clinical questions, BETs now covers also cardiothoracics, nursing, primary care and paedicatrics.
ERIC: Institue of Education Sciences.
Open Grey: Open access to large quantity of bibliographical references of European grey literature, including research reports, doctoral dissertations, some conference papers and official publications.
Need help? Contact the libraries.