Available through Library Services

BMJ Best Practice: Online Point-of-Care Tool

Health Education England has made the BMJ Best Practice: Online Point-of-Care Tool available to all NHS staff using their OpenAthens login details.

Updated daily, it gives healthcare professionals fast and easy access to the latest evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention. Click on the link below to get started:



The NICE British National Formulary (BNF) and British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) are free to use with an Athens login.

(Before installing these Apps, please make sure you have logged into any other Athens resource and accepted the terms & conditions if asked to do so). Click on the link below to go to the download page for your device:

BNF and BNFC App for Android and Apple Devices


Journal Table of Contents Alerts (TOCs)

Keep up to date with the latest articles published in specific journals by registering for a Table of Contents alert, known as TOCs. You can set up your own TOCs by registering on the journal website, or the Library will be happy to set these up for you. Please email if you would like us to help with this.


Additional Online Resources

The Mental Elf

Keeping you up to date with reliable mental health research, policy and guidance.

Google Scholar

Search Google Scholar for published articles and check for full text availability.

To link to full text journals that are available with a CWPT Athens account – go to Google Scholar, then SettingsLibrary Links and search for Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust and then make sure that the box next to this is ticked and click Save.  Afterwards, you will see Online @ CWPT beside items to which we can provide full text access.  If you need help with Athens, please see our Athens section or contact us at one of our libraries.

e-Learning for Health (e-LfH) Hub  OpenAthens Account required

e-Learning for Health (e-LfH) is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and relevant Professional Bodies providing high quality e-learning resources free of charge to train the NHS workforce across the UK.

These online training resources are designed and built to be engaging and interactive, using quality images, video, audio and animation to help trainees learn and retain knowledge. Content is presented using various templates such as ‘real-life’ scenarios, case studies and ‘knowledge bites’.

If you have previously created an e-LfH account, you can link it to your OpenAthens login so you won’t lose any of your existing e-learning. If you are new to  e-LfH, the Hub will create an account for you and link that new account to your OpenAthens login details. Get help and support here

Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS)  OpenAthens Account required

Find peer-reviewed evidence from hundreds of sources in one place.

Databases: AMED, British Nursing Index, CINAHL, EMBASE, HMIC, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Health Business Elite.

ICD – 11 -The global standard for diagnostic health information. Available to browse online.

A version of ICD-11 was released on 18 June 2018 to allow Member States to prepare for implementation, including translating ICD into their national languages. Member States will start reporting using ICD-11 on 1 January 2022.

Cochrane – for systematic reviews

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – this covers full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals in various languages

EBSCO resources – Ebooks, Psychology and Behavioural Sciences collection and other databases (login to the NHS Athens resources with Athens account and choose EBSCO Databases from the My Resources list)

Emerald Insight Journals  (Good for Learning Disability/Intellectual Disability articles)

OTseeker Occupational Therapy Systematic Evaluation of Evidence

PEDro – The Physiotherapy Evidence Database

Proquest –  Includng – Hospital Premium Collection and PsycARTICLES

PubMed -this is provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and includes 22 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles dating back to 1948

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) – this resources covers information around good practice in social care in the United Kingdom

TRIP Database -a clinical search tool to allow health professionals to identify high quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.


Health Education England illustrating the work of Librarians and Knowledge Specialists

Why work with Librarians and Knowledge Specialists?

The benefits of working with Librarians and Knowledge Specialists to drive change using evidence and knowledge.

Every day across the healthcare sector in England more than a million decisions are made that have a profound and lasting impact on people’s lives and which influence the quality of healthcare and the cost of services. Librarians and Knowledge Specialists use their expertise to work with healthcare teams to ensure that knowledge and evidence are used effectively to inform these decisions, helping teams to build upon best practice and share know-how, bringing the power for change.


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