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Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health: NHS

Evidence Search - Health and Social Care

Useful NHS e-resources

Accessing NHS resources

**Please read before accessing the resources on this page**

Students on NHS-commissioned education programmes involving practice and placement with NHS provider services are now eligible to have access to NHS core content for the duration of their education programmes, rather than just on placement as previously. This also applies to teaching staff within the Faculty of Health and Social Care.

To access these resources you will need an NHS Athens username and password. Once you have signed in you will be able to access all of the resources on this page without the need to enter your Athens account details again.

To register for an NHS athens account simply go to the following page:

If you have any issues with self-registration, please contact 

Journal search


My Journals gives you access to full text electronic journals funded by the NHS. To view the full text you will need to sign in with your NHS Athens login.

Although details of print journals in your local health library may display these are only available to students working in those libraries.

You will need to enter your NHS Athens username and password to access these.

Local NHS resources

In addition to the core content material, you also have access to local resources.

To access these, follow the instructions below then click here

From the MyAthens page enter your NHS username and password

Click on the tab for Local resources (you can access the Core content by clicking on the tab for NHS Evidence - Journals and Databases)

You'll see a screen as below - click on the resource you wish to use:

Database search


This will give you access to the NHS databases, namely AMED (Allied and complementary medicine); BNI (British Nursing Index); Cinahl, Embase; Health Business Elite; HMIC (Health Management Information Consortium); Medline, PsycInfo.

Those in bold are the databases which the University doesn't have a subscription to so you can gain access via the NHS.

You will need to enter your NHS Athens username and password to access these.