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NHS resources available through the NHS Athens password

NHS Databases


The Allied and Alternative Medicine Database (AMED) is a unique bibliographic database produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library. It covers a selection of journals in complementary medicine, palliative care, and several professions allied to medicine.

BNI: British Nursing Index

BNI indexes articles from over 400 English language nursing & allied health journals published in the UK, covering all aspects of nursing, midwifery and community healthcare

CINAHL: Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health

CINAHL indexes over 1200 publications from 1982 onwards, covering topics like: health education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, technology therapy, social service/health care, emergency services. CINAHL also includes some books, dissertations, and conference proceedings. View database guides.

DynaMed Plus

Dynamed Plus is a clinical decision support tool for use at the point-of-care (similar to UpToDate). It provides a syntheses of evidence for over 3200 topics.


Embase indexes over 4600 journals from 1980 onwards, covering drugs & toxicology, clinical medicine, biotechnology and bioengineering, psychiatry, forensic medicine

 Health Business Elite

Healthcare administration, institution management.

Health Management Information Consortium: HMIC

HMIC includes DH-Data & the King's Fund database. DH-Data: from the Dept of Health & the PH Information Unit, covers health service & hospital administration with an emphasis on the British NHS



Medline indexes over 5500 journals from 1946 onwards, covering medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care system and pre-clinical sciences. View database guides.


PsycInfo indexes over 2000 publications from 1872 onwards, covering psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. PsycInfo also includes some books and dissertations. View database guides.

NHS Journals
  • Nice Journals  provides an A-Z list of all the full text electronic journals available to NHS staff from the desktop both at work and at home. 
UCL-procured electronic resources supporting the NHS 

A significant number of resources are licensed through UCL Library Services that are accessible using a personal NHS OpenAthens account, directly from the desktop at your workplace or at home. 

These currently include:

Resources from the BMJ Publishing Group, including:

YourJournals@Ovid resources including:

  • Lippincott journals Around 250 titles are available though this route. All are current subscriptions, with no embargo.
Books@Ovid Nearly 90 ebooks are accessible through Books@Ovid, including titles such as: 5-minute Infectious Diseases Consult, 5-minute Pediatric Consult, Acid Related Diseases, Bonica's Management of Pain, Essentials of Otolaryngology, Managing Allergy, Otitis Media in Infants and Children, Rang's Children's Fractures.
Oxford Medicine Online ebook collection Over 700 Oxford Handbooks and Textbooks, as well as additional ebook titles, including the Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme, the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, the Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry and the Oxford Textbook of Public Health.
eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) 120+ ebook titles, including Cardiology Core Curriculum, Clinical Risk Management, Clinical Trials, Dewhurst's Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for Postgraduates, How to Read a Paper, Lecture Notes on Psychiatry, Medical Statistics at a Glance, Principles and Practice of Clinical Virology, Systematic Reviews in Health Care.
Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) Database providing access to a large number of health and psychological tests and scales.
IOS Press journals Access for NHS staff has been made available as a licence extension to existing UCL subscriptions to a collection of 105 IOS Press journals, approximately 50% of which are biomedical. These include titles as diverse as: Advances in Neuroimmune Biology; Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation; Human Antibodies; The International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine; Journal of Parkinson's Disease; Pharmaceuticals Policy and Law; Physiotherapy Practice and Research. Currently only for Trusts that can provide IP access: Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Royal National Orthopaedics Hospitals NHS Trust and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 
JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) Currently only for Trusts that can provide IP access: Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospitals NHS Trust, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Oxford University Press journals collection Around 80 titles from OUP. All are current subscriptions, with no embargo.
MA Healthcare Journals Access to the full collection of healthcare journals is available with an NHS OpenAthens ID, including the following titles: British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, British Journal of Healthcare Management, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, British Journal of Nursing, International Journal of Ophthalmic Practice, International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, Journal of Renal Nursing and Practice Nursing.
Thieme Access is available to the Thieme journals and ebooks collections (2000-2015) including the following titles: Facial Plastic Surgery, Hormone and Metabolic Research, Seminars in Hearing, Seminars in Liver Disease, Journal of Neurological Surgery, Seminars in Plastic Surgery, Seminars in Speech and Language, Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie
Other NHS resources
  • NHS Evidence Search- NHS Evidence provides a basic tool to search guidelines and other documents from NICE and other health organisations
Resources available via the walk-in service

NHS library members can access the full range of licensed UCL Library Services electronic journals from dedicated computers (Explore Access Points) located within UCL libraries. Over 40,000 full-text electronic journal titles are available, a significant proportion of which are medical and healthcare related.

UCL's electronic books may also be accessed through the Explore Access Points. To see which ones are available search Explore, limit the search to Library catalogue and follow the SFX@UCL links.

A number of databases and full-text e-resources (over and above those available via NHS OpenAthens) are also available for searching from the Explore Access Points, including:

  • Best Practice
  • Biosis
  • Scopus
  • Social Policy and Practice
  • Web of Science