Unless otherwise stated the following e-resources are available to all staff and students who are eligible to use the library services.  To access most of these resources you will need an NHS OpenAthens account.


Resource Focus: BMJ Case Reports


Our Resource Focus highlights a particular resource available from Library Services on a rolling basis.  Our current Resource Focus is BMJ Case Reports, an online journal with over 11,000 peer-reviewed case reports from around the world, including Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust!  We have a Fellowship Code at the Trust which means you too can submit an interesting case report and get published.

Access from anywhere with your OpenAthens login.

 See the Case Reports recently published by LGT staff!


Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS)

Search for journal articles by topic or carry out a literature search.  A valid NHS OpenAthens account is required. HDAS gives access to the following 8 databases:

  • AMED for allied and complementary medicine
  • BNI for nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals
  • CINAHL for nursing and allied health
  • EMBASE for medicine and pharmacology
  • Health Business Elite for healthcare management and administration
  • HMIC for healthcare management and administration
  • Medline for general medical and clinical
  • PsycInfo for psychiatry, psychology and social sciences

Not sure where to start?  See our Find Journal Articles 10-Step Guide

You can also find further tips and guidance from the HDAS training and materials site.

BMJ Learning

BMJ Learning contains clinical and non-clinical e-learning modules to meet continuing professional development and training needs for NHS staff.

Please note full access to this resource is no longer available at this organisation as of 1 April 2017 but you can still access the courses you have already completed.  If you have BMA membership you will still be able to use it.  Please see E-learning for Healthcare (eLfH) below for a useful alternative.

British National Formulary (BNF / BNFC)

The BNF and BNF for Children provide UK health professionals with authoritative and practical information on the selection and use of medicines.  Also available as an app for smartphones.


An online teaching resource that supplements the training you provide for your staff/students.  A great reference tool with hundreds of illustrated guides on common clinical skills.  Online assessment is also available.  Click the link above to access on-site without logging in.  Click OpenAthens logo to login off-site and access your assessments and tests.

Cochrane Databases

Search for systematic reviews which summarise current research about the effectiveness of interventions in healthcare.  The Cochrane databases also give access to high quality clinical trials, economic evaluations and technology assessments on a variety of topics.

E-learning for Healthcare (eLfH)

An award-winning national e-learning programme providing quality-assured online training content for health professionals.  Login with OpenAthens to create your personal learning account and select modules to add to your dashboard.

Medical Masterclass

An exam resource for the MRCP 1&2 examinations containing a bank of approximately 3,000 MRCP test questions, PACES screencasts and mock exams.  Contact your library for a username and password.

NICE Evidence Search

This search engine enables you to conduct a single search across multiple evidence-based sources.  It is good for locating guidelines and reviews.

Oxford Medicine Online

Access to full-text e-books including Oxford Handbooks, textbooks, specialty training and much more. Click Login with Athens/Access Management Federation to login.


An online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information as well as generate citations and bibliographies.  Login using OpenAthens credentials to create your own RefWorks account.

Royal Marsden Manual Online (RMM Online)

Clinical nurse experts from one of the UK's leading centres of expertise have brought together over 350 evidence-based clinical procedures that nurses need to meet confidently the requirements of their demanding profession.  Login using OpenAthens credentials when off-site.


The TRIP (Transforming Research into Practice) database is a tool to help you find and use high-quality research evidence.

UpToDate Anywhere

UpToDate is an evidence-based knowledge system to help clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care in over 20 specialities.  You can now access UpToDate in three ways:

  1. Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Intranet
  2. Off-site: register for a personal account from within Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust network by clicking Login/Register.  You can then use this account to login anywhere
  3. Mobile app (download on up to two devices). Use your personal UTD account (see above) to gain access via the mobile app. You also need verify your registration every ninety days within LGT network computers.

See the Results of 2016 UpToDate Survey and Infographic