Online Resources


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WSFT Library subscribes to a comprehensive range of online resources. To access the resources via the Internet you will need to set up an OpenAthens account. This will  authenticate your right to view and download the subscribed content. To register for an OpenAthens account please visit and fill in the the form. You will then be sent an email containing an activation link. Please contact us if you need any support to access the following resources. 



Your OpenAthens account will give you access to a variety of online resources, some of which are listed below. These resources are regularly updated and amended to provide the best range and the most-cost effective access to online content, so please check the list regularly or view the list of local resources on your OpenAthens account home page when you log in to your OpenAthens account. If you haven't already set up an OpenAthens account, please register for Open athens here.

If you have any difficulties with or queries about OpenAthens please contact your local OpenAthens administrator Laura Wilkes or telephone 01284 713112


Oxford Handbooks - the E-book Collection

Access the Oxford handbooks online at Select ‘sign in via your institution’ and then type ‘NHS in England’ in the filter box. You will be taken to the OpenAthens login page.


Oxford Medicines e-journal collection

Access to Oxford University Press Medicines e-journal collection, over 70 medical journals at Medicine Journals Select ‘institutional login’ and then type ‘NHS in England’ in the search box. You will be taken to the OpenAthens login page. In the menu bar, select ‘medicine and health’ to access the journals which are listed alphabetically.

Online Journals


Mark Allen Healthcare Complete Collection

The Mark Allen Healthcare Complete collection offers NHS staff access to 25 leading peer-reviewed journals, such as the British Journal of Nursing, British Journal of Healthcare Assistants and British Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Journals contain articles that are relevant to nurses; midwives; healthcare assistants, dental nurses, healthcare/hospital managers, paramedics, health visitors, physiotherapists, mental health workers; and speech and language therapists.

These titles can be used to support education and professional development through high-quality, peer-reviewed content which is relevant and applicable to daily practice.

Nurses and midwives can also access CPD modules for revalidation via the new MA Healthcare CPD platform: CPD Launchpad. Access to CPD Launchpad is free as part of the MAH Complete subscription.


Healthcare Databases

To access and search healthcare databases go to and click on 'journals and databases'. The Library offers free 121 training sessions on how to search databases. Please see our Training Courses


Online Resources

Anatomy.TV logo

Anatomy TV is an online medical resource that covers anatomy for every region of the body. It provides over 6,500 3D anatomical structures, clinical slides, dissections, illustrations and animations.

Anatomy TV is useful as a reference, image bank and patient education source for Doctors, Allied Health Professionals and clinicians from all areas of medicine. It is a particularly useful teaching resource and all content may be downloaded without breaching copyright law.

Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapist may find the Functional Anatomy feature particularly useful. It features animations of 70 common muscle movements and 8 gross motor movements.

You can access it directly from within the Trust's intranet page with no need to sign in, you can find the link under the Clinical Systems Tab, then under Library resources. Or you can visit from any computer and use your OpenAthens password. To register for an OpenAthens password see the guidance at the top of this page. 


Clinical Skills.Net is used by West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust to support the teaching of clinical skills. It  can be also found on the Intranet homepage under Library Resources or you can access outside the Trust by using the web address above. It contains up-to-date information on clinical skills, such as mouth, catheter and hygiene care and moving and handing. It is intended to help you promote best practice and save time. There are more than 280 fully illustrated step-by-step guidelines on clinical skills and procedures that are relevant to both Adult Nursing and Children’s Nursing.

People who would find this resource useful include: nurses; HCAs; students; lecturers; and other education and training staff.



Royal Marsden Manual Logo


The online version of the popular Nursing manual. Visit to access it. You will need to log in using your OpenAthens user name and password, see the top of this page for details on how to register. Or, you can access it at work from the Intranet, under Clinical Ssystems - Library Resources.

The Royal Marsden Manual has been providing essential up-to-date information on nursing skills and procedures for over 30 years. Today, it has ‘flexible access’ through smartphones and tablets as well as your workstation PC, so you can access content wherever suits you best.

Its content has been customised to our setting and provides over 200 evidence-based skills and procedures that directly relate to patient care. Local policies have been added and will show up as pink in the online content.


BMJ Best Practice - an award winning resource free to all NHS staff

BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision-making resource providing the latest evidence-based information to use at the point of care. Funded by Health Education England, it is free to NHS professionals and students in England.

Rated as one of the best support tools worldwide, it includes guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention, ‘how to’ videos, patient information and more.  Updated daily it provides information, anywhere, any time of day or night on or off-line. 

Go to and register via NHS OpenAthens. Once registered, you can you can use on the web or download the app.


BMJ Case Reports – the world’s largest collection of clinical case reports -