Online Resources

There are a range of high quality sources of information available for NHS staff and University staff and students.
To see a complete list of your national, regional and local online health resources, Click here, enter your OpenAthens username and password and then click on 'My Resources'.
To view which journals are available to you through NHS Athens, and access their full text, Click here to go to the “My Journals” page” (Sign-in with your NHS Athens username/password).
To search databases including Medline and CINAHL, Click here to go to the “Healthcare Databases Advanced Search” page (Sign-in with your NHS Athens username/password).

Literature Searching

This free site is a good source for secondary research including guidelines and systematic reviews
A freely available version of the Medicine database.
This website features high quality, full text systematic reviews on healthcare interventions.
This is the UK's most complete range of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work.
Authoritative and practical information on the selection and clinical use of medicines.

Point of Care Tool

Whittington staff with NHS Athens accounts only.

Clinical Pathways

Approved national-level patient pathways. (Limited access, contact the library for more information)
Quick and easy access, topic by topic, to the range of guidance from NICE, including quality standards, technology appraisals, clinical and public health guidance and NICE implementation tools.

Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures- 9th ed

Whittington staff with NHS Athens accounts only
You can access the manual here by logging in with your NHS Athens username and password.

If you have any problems with your Athens account or need to register yourself for an account click here.

Disclaimer: This manual is intended as a reference guide. There may be Trust approved guidelines or policies regarding individual procedures. If this is the case, then staff must use the approved Trust procedure rather than that published in the manual, which may be different.

WHL's Introduction to Critical Appraisal

Whittington Health Library provides support to its NHS partners in the development of critical appraisal skills, which are an important step in the process of evidence-based practice.

We use CASP tools to facilitate our training sessions and journal clubs. These tools cover a range of different research methods from randomised controlled trials to qualitative research. They can be used by individuals or groups to assist in the appraisal of research.
See our Training page for more details about our critical appraisal sessions.
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