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A general guide to Library Services for NHS staff via King's College London

Welcome

Welcome to the Library Services support pages for NHS staff.

Library Services can help you with:

  • finding materials (books, journals and more) relevant to your CPD, research and patient care
  • using our online resources
  • learning skills in handling evidence
  • providing a place to work

If you need any help, feel free to contact us.

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News

New free BNF and BNFC apps 

The NICE BNF and BNFC apps are being phased out from July 2017.  

A new app has been created by the publishers with full details on the BNF website.

Both the BNF and BNF for Children apps are available to download for free by anyone working for the NHS.  Students on an NHS funded course or on placement in the NHS are also eligible.  The apps are available for Android and iPhone devices.  NHS OpenAthens is no longer required. The NICE version of the app will continue to be updated for a few months before being phased out.

The BNF and BNFc can also be accessed online from NHS Evidence Search without login.

The NICE Guidance app remains available.

Summer opening hours 

Library Services have moved to our summer opening hours.  We remain more often open than not and there are 24/7 spaces at Guy's (the Will's Library), Tommies (the far entrance to St Thomas' House) and Denmark Hill (access to computer rooms via the first floor out of hours). 

Security and ID cards

There has been a general tightening of access arrangements across the university estate.  Please ensure that you carry your King's Library ID card and NHS ID card when coming to visit us.  If you have not yet registered it is particularly vital to have your NHS ID card with you to ensure you can come and visit.

Dynamed Plus

This high quality point of care resource is available at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital and King's College Hospital. DynaMed Plus is the evidence-based reference tool for use at the point-of-care to get answers to clinical questions quickly and easily. DynaMed Plus covers a wide range of specialties.  Each topic includes concise summaries and detailed recommendations based on the most current evidence. An app is available – login and follow the link to "get the Dynamed Plus Mobile App". Login free access is available from GSTT PCs via dynamed.com or direct from the tool menu on the EPR.

Ebooks from Oxford

You can access the full collection of Oxford University Press ebooks in health via Oxford Medicine Online.  So every Oxford HandbookOxford TextbookEmergencies inOxford Desk References whenever you need it. And online offers additional possibilities so the Oxford Textbook of Medicine was updated in February and includes extra chapters, videos and so on. You can download high quality images for your power point slides.  Access is via IP on GSTT and King's College London Library PCs or via OpenAthens from anywhere. To login via OpenAthens - go to OxfordMedicine.com select "Sign in" and then "Login with Athens/Access Management Federation".  At this point you need to identify yourself as being part of "NHS England" by either typing into the list or selecting the option when offered if you have accessed the site before.  You will then be prompted for your OpenAthens login.

Wifi from The Cloud

King's College London has introduced a free guest wifi service provided by The Cloud.  You will be prompted to register when you try and connect. More details on the IT wifi page. The AccessKings wifi service has been withdrawn. Affiliates are able to log on to http://www.kcl.ac.uk/it/support/wireless/index.aspx Eduroam

 

New resources

New free BNF and BNFC apps 

The NICE BNF and BNFC apps are being phased out from July 2017.  

A new app has been created by the publishers with full details on the BNF website.

Both the BNF and BNF for Children apps are available to download for free by anyone working for the NHS.  Students on an NHS funded course or on placement in the NHS are also eligible.  The apps are available for Android and iPhone devices.  NHS OpenAthens is no longer required. The NICE version of the app will continue to be updated for a few months before being phased out.

The BNF and BNFc can also be accessed online from NHS Evidence Search without login.

The NICE Guidance app remains available.

Access to e-Learning for Healthcare

All OpenAthens account holders now have access to a large set of elearning resources from Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH).

HEE e-LfH’s programmes cover subjects from audiology to anaesthesia, dentistry to dermatology, electronic fetal monitoring to end of life care, primary care to prescribing, safeguarding children to statutory and mandatory training. All content is nationally quality-assured and available 24/7. 

For more information about accessing e-LfH resources via OpenAthens visit: http://support.e-lfh.org.uk/get-started/openathens/.

Dynamed Plus

Access to this point of care resource is now available at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital (and continuing at King's College Hospital). DynaMed Plus is the evidence-based reference tool for use at the point-of-care to get answers to clinical questions quickly and easily. DynaMed Plus covers a wide range of specialties.  Each topic includes concise summaries and detailed recommendations based on the most current evidence. An app is available – login and follow the link to "get the Dynamed Plus Mobile App". Login free access is available from GSTT PCs via dynamed.com.

Ebooks from Oxford

You can now access the full collection of Oxford University Press ebooks in health via Oxford Medicine Online.  So every Oxford Handbook, Oxford Textbook, Emergencies in, Oxford Desk References whenever you need it. And online offers additional possibilities so the Oxford Textbook of Medicine was updated in February and includes extra chapters, videos and so on. You can download high quality images for your power point slides.  Access is via IP on GSTT and King's College London Library PCs or via OpenAthens from anywhere

Contact Us

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For general enquiries about Library Services, please email libraryservices@kcl.ac.uk

For IT-related enquiries, please email 8888@kcl.ac.uk

You can also have an online chat with Library Services staff 24/7

To Live Chat with a Librarian between 5:30PM and 9:30AM, please use Ask a Librarian on our Contact Us page

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