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Welcome to the Libraries & Collections support pages for NHS staff.

Libraries & Collections 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

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

Use the pages on this guide to find out more about how to join the library, the resources available, and the training and support available to you. KCH staff can also request an evidence search via this guide and sign-up for current awareness alerts.

NHS Knowledge and Library Hub

Knowledge & Library Hub

Searching: Health and Care Evidence

Remember to sign-in with your NHS Open Athens account to get quick access to full text. Click the yellow banner at the top of the page once you have done your search.

Key Library links

Sonya Di Giorgio - Head of Clinical Library Services

Karen John-Pierre - Clinical Support Librarian (KCH)

Karen Poole - Clinical Support Librarian (KCH)


Allied and Complementary Medicine Database (AMED)  available via a new platform from April 2024
From April 2024, AMED, the allied health and alternative medicine  database, moves to a new platform called Dialog.

Log in with your NHS OpenAthens account at this link to search AMED. Contact us if you need any help with using the new platform.

New e-books - Karger Fast Facts added to Kortext

The collection of 160 Karger Fast Facts titles is now available to all NHS staff and students.

This series covers a wide range of clinical topics, from audiology to women’s health.

The books are now all on the Kortext platform (select to log in via institution and choose your Trust from the list) and will also be retrieved when you search the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub.

 Suggestions for new titles are welcome ( See more details of all the options on our ebook page.

Screenshot of image of the front cover of a Fast Facts booked titled Perioperative Pain  Screenshot of image of the front cover of a Fast Facts booked titled Hypertension


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