Basildon Healthcare Library
is a multidisciplinary library which supports all NHS and Social Care staff as well as students on placement in South West Essex, in their everyday working practice. The Library provides electronic resources details of which are available on this website. Our physical presence is located in the Education Centre at Basildon Hospital, which you are welcome to visit. We support a wide range of activities, from evidence-based practice to professional development to research.
Changes to NHS Athens
OpenAthens have recently updated their user interface.
As a result access to some the online databases and journals have been available only intermittently, and you may find that you need to log in twice before gaining access.
The problems are under investigation.
If you do experience difficulties, please log off and try again later.
If the problem persists please contact the library team who will investigate the issue for you.
Book Drop Box Now Available
A drop box is located in the Reception area of the Education Centre. BTUH staff can return books out of hours by using their swipe card to get into the Education Centre.
The state of medical education and practice in the UK
Report available online
The aim in publishing this report is to:
- Use GMC and other data to provide a picture of the medical profession in the UK and to identify some of the challenges it faces.
- Promote discussion and debate about some of the practical steps we and others could take in better supporting doctors and improving patient care.
Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS)
The new Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) service provided by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is now live.
The new CKS service will provide summaries of the best available evidence and practical guidance on best practice in an accessible, easy to use format aimed at Primary Care Practitioners, covering a full range of Primary Care Presentations for over 300 primary care topics when it launches. It will also introduce up to 10 new primary care topics each year.
UpToDate is a dynamic, comprehensive, up-to-date, peer-reviewed and fully cross-referenced on-line evidence-based Point of Care clinical resource. You can access it from The Hub while at work.
However, you can still access this resource from outside the Trust from a PC or device with an Internet connection as long as you have a valid BTUH NHS Athens login. You can access this resource by selecting the above link. To access the full text, you will need to select Subscribers Log in here and then select Log in via Athens. Enter your valid NHS Athens password.
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