A large number of electronic resources are available via an NHS OpenAthens account.  NHS OpenAthens allows NHS staff to access resources from anywhere with an Internet connection. 

Register for your NHS OpenAthens username and password to access e-resources such as e-journals, e-books, databases, point of care tools etc. free of charge. 
Evidence Search
Evidence Search provides access to several collections of guidelines and evidence based reviews, as well as medical images and medicines resources, including the apps for the British National Formulary and the British National Formulary for Children.
Need to find out what research has been published on a subject?
The HDAS link below will take you to the NICE database site. Your NHS OpenAthens username and password will enable you to access them at home, work or out and about.  You can search the healthcare databases for a vast range of clinical and health management information.  You will find journal citations often with abstracts and in some cases full text articles.
Which databases can I access?
  • AMED – Allied health and complimentary medicine.
  • BNI – British Nursing Index, Nursing, midwifery, health visitors.
  • CINAHL – Nursing and allied health.
  • EMBASE – Drugs and pharmacology, other aspects of medicine.
  • EMCARE – Nursing, Allied Health professions
  • HMIC – Information from the King’s Fund and Department of Health.
  • Medline – Largest database, medicine and nursing.
  • PsycINFO – Psychology and allied fields.
  • PubMed – General Medical Database

For training on database searching please view our Training page.

Numerous ejournals are available to you with your NHS OpenAthens account, search for titles to find what years are available using the NICE A-Z Search link below.   Remember, that if the title you are searching for is not listed, complete one of our request forms and we will search on your behalf – view our Requesting (book/journal) page for further information.
We have a growing collection of e-books.  They are easy to access, however you will need an OpenAthens account registered to the KGH NHS Trust to access them.   Please search our book catalogue for titles.  If you select ‘Advanced  Search’ you have the option to search by item type and tick to select ebooks only.
Cochrane Library
Cochrane is for anyone interested in using high-quality information to make health decisions. Whether you are a doctor or nurse, patient or carer, researcher or funder, Cochrane evidence provides a powerful tool to enhance your healthcare knowledge and decision making.
BMJ Best Practice
Designed to be used at the point of care, to support clinical decisions, BMJ Best practice gives you access to concise up to date information in an easy to use format.  It gives step by step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention and is updated daily using robust evidence based methodology and expert opinion. It also has over 400 downloadable patient leaflets.
When registering for BMJ Best Practice, ensure in the first instance you log in via an NHS network linked computer, selecting Access Through Your Institution and then search for NHS England.  Once logged in create a personal account and you will then be able to download the app and access this resource from home or work etc.

Evidence-based content written by a world-class team of physicians who synthesize the evidence and provide objective analysis to help busy clinicians in their daily practice. Mobile app available.


BMJ Case Reports

An important educational resource offering a high volume of cases in all disciplines so that healthcare professionals, researchers and others can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions. All articles are peer reviewed and copy edited before publication. BMJ Case Reports is not an edition or supplement of the BMJ.   BMJ Case Reports aim to publish cases worthy of discussion, particularly around aspects of differential diagnosis, decision making, management, clinical guidelines and pathology.  The advantage is that we learn from real cases.

You can publish free of charge in BMJ Case Reports.  Guidance on how to submit your work is available on the BMJ Case Report site.

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Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures 10th Edition
Mark Allen Healthcare Journals – Complete     


Turning Research Into Practice.  Access to high quality clinical research to support practice, Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.  As well as research evidence you can search across other content types including images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.

SPSS – Statistics

IBM SPSS® Statistics is a powerful statistical software platform. It delivers a robust set of features that lets your organization extract actionable insights from its data.  For access to SPSS (only available to KGH NHS Staff  and within the KGH network) please contact us –

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