Our resource of the month for August was chosen to highlight the vast range of tools, apps, databases and more that NHS staff, and students doing training within the NHS (such as University of Cambridge clinical students) are able to access with an NHS Athens login.
First up, we reminded everyone how to register with Athens: go to the registration page on the Athens website and enter your details. The process will work more quickly if you register using an NHS email address (such as your Addenbrooke’s email), and use an NHS computer to fill in the form.
To register go to https://t.co/wCZueoglSI from your NHS networked computer.
— Cambridge Medical Library (@cam_med_lib) August 7, 2019
Once you’ve got the Athens login, you’re going to want to make use of the great resources available. The first we recommended was BMJ Best Practice, an excellent point-of-care tool that can also be downloaded as an app. You need to log in to the BMJ Best Practice website with your Athens login, then set up a personal account.
Our #ResourceOfTheMonth is your NHS Athens account with which you can access BMJ Best Practice. Go to https://t.co/Ii5FDn50nL and log in with your Athens account. Once you have logged in create a personal account and you can download the app to your phone or tablet.
— Cambridge Medical Library (@cam_med_lib) August 15, 2019
A key nursing resource, Royal Marsden Manual, is available online with your Athens login. We do have some printed copies available to borrow in the library, but not enough for every nurse in Addenbrooke’s, so we strongly recommend making use of the online version whenever possible.
The next resource in our NHS Athens #ResourceOfTheMonth series is the Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures.
You can access the manual with your NHS Athens account. The manual can be searched here https://t.co/CkUI5HNG1A
— Cambridge Medical Library (@cam_med_lib) August 21, 2019
Finally, your Athens login provides access to a vast array of subject databases, where you can search for literature to support your coursework, dissertation, and research publications, or evidence to support your practice. We have curated a list of the most relevant databases — any accessible via NHS Athens can be clicked through and searched. This list of databases can be found here.
We've got links to all of them on our library website – click any that say 'via NHS Athens' and follow the prompts to log in: https://t.co/h3bE6ow1Ly
— Cambridge Medical Library (@cam_med_lib) August 27, 2019
Do be sure to follow the Medical Library on Twitter for more great resources every month.