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Health Services Library for NHS Staff: Research Support

HEE eModule: Critically Appraising the evidence base

Critically Appraising the evidence base
The critical appraisal programme is designed to enable the healthcare workforce (clinical and non-clinical) to build confidence in critical appraisal. This is a set of materials that can be accessed ‘just in time’ by knowledge and library staff and the wider health and care workforce as required. We have launched the Introduction to critical appraisal session with the remainder to come in the early part of 2023.
Critical Appraisal > Critically Appraising the evidence bas

NEW Resource for UHS staff - BMJ Case Reports

A NEW Resource for UHS staff - BMJ CASE REPORTS

Health Services Library Our UHS staff have now got subscription to BMJ Case Reports Fellowships. Our subscription started in May 2022 and it will end in June 2023 and it is accessible via OpenAthens.  

BMJ Case Reports is an important educational resource offering a high volume of cases in all disciplines so that healthcare professionals, researchers and others can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions. All articles are peer reviewed and copy edited before publication. 

The Fellowship Code is needed when submitting cases.. Email us to gain the Code:

Joint Partnership Policy and Guidance on Pre-clinical and Clinical Research Publications

Pure Import Guide for UHS Staff

PACES courses

We have purchased 5 licenses for PACES courses on Pastest for our UHS staff.

To receive the code, please email us

Critical Illness via MedicinesComplete

I am delighted to share that Health Services Library has purchased the license for Critical Illness (CI) This valuable online resource has 64 evidenced based monographs for prescribing in critical illness. It is available from via Open Athens. Please Select "NHS in England" as organisation.

Writing for publication

What is writing for publication and why is it important? Answers to your questions, and useful resources.

Visit the Writing for publication page for planning your article, writing it, getting it reviewed and tasks post-publication.

Managing References

There are many tools that can help you manage references, and insert references into documents. Two good, free, choices are:

  • EndNote Basic - free, web-based version of EndNote. There is also a software version that you would need to purchase.
  • Mendeley - free, and available as both software and web versions. Excellent for collaboration and sharing.