Focus on: online resources (2018 update)

From April 2018 there has been a couple of changes to our online resources. Below you’ll find a list of resources which are available to access with your NHS OpenAthens account.

NHS OpenAthens


An NHS OpenAthens account is your key to access lots of online resources, from journals to eBooks, to point of care tools.

  • All The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust staff and students on placement are eligible for an NHS OpenAthens account.
  • If you need to register for an NHS OpenAthens account you can self-register online here. If you already have an NHS OpenAthens account but have forgotten your log in details please click here.
  • Our registration help guide can be found on the library website (here) or a paper copy can be picked up from the library.
  • Find out more about what an NHS OpenAthens account can do for you in this blog post.



  • 1000’s of online journals are available to access with your NHS OpenAthens account, including the Wiley Medical & Nursing Collection.
  • Details of all online journals the service has access to can be found here. You will need to be logged in with your NHS Athens account to see all content the service is subscribed to.





  • Our access to the Oxford Medicine online continues. Staff/students can access over 130 highly regarded titles including the the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine and the Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics to name just a few. You can find a full list of titles in the collection here [pdf] 110KB).
  • New titles added to the Oxford Medicine online collection include Head, Neck and Dental Emergencies (2nd ed) & Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine (3rd ed).
  • See our E-Books- OUP Handbooks & Textbooks blog post for more information onaccessing the eBooks.
  • You can access the collection here or via the library catalogue.

Point of care tools


We no longer have access to Anatomy.TV. We do however continue to have access to:

  • BMJ Best Practice is a decision-support tool for use at the point of care. You can access it free via the internet or via an app (an NHS OpenAthens account is required for both access methods). See our BMJ Best Practice blog for more information on this resource.
  • The Royal Marsden Manual Online is a key Nursing resource which provides up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines for over 200 procedures, related to every aspect of a person’s care. This resource is also available in print from the Staff Library.
  • The British National Formulary (BNF) includes advice of clinical experts and is continually updated to reflect the latest evidence from credible sources worldwide. BNF provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines. You can access it free via the internet or via an App.
  • The British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) presents essential practical information to help healthcare professionals prescribe, monitor, supply, and administer medicines for childhood disorders. You can access it for free via the internet or via an app.

If you’d like further information please do not hesitate to get in touch or pop in and see us (we’re based on the ground floor in Trust HQ).

Natasha on behalf of ‘The Library Team’


e-Learning For Healthcare now free for OpenAthens users

Thank you to The Christie Library and Knowledge Service for putting together this informative post on e-Learning for Healthcare.

If you’re not yet registered with NHS OpenAthens you can register for free here. You can find out more about the benefits of OpenAthens in this blog post.

eLearning resources now available with your OpenAthens account!

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).

This organisation works in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce.

All content is nationally quality-assured and available for free, 24/7.

The online training sessions enhance traditional learning, support existing teaching methods and provide a valuable reference point.

HEE e-LfH has added the e-LfH Hub and its thousands of e-learning sessions to the list of OpenAthens resources to make it easier to access them.

You can find the new content by going to Log in with your OpenAthens username and password, and click on My Resources in the menu on the left hand side.

via e-Learning For Healthcare now free for OpenAthens users — The Christie Library and Knowledge Service Blog

Library and Information Service Annual Report 2015 – 2016

Welcome to our annual report – a chance for us to look back at 2015/2016 and review some of our progress, achievements and future plans.

We hope you find it informative. Please contact us if you would like further details on any of its content.

Annual report front page

Annual report 2015 to 2016


Focus on E-Journals

Many of you may know that through NHS Athens at a national level, there is access to a host of e-journals online but you may not know that the library here at Mid Yorks purchases e-journal content at a local level specifically with our own Trust’s specialities in mind. Some of these are shown here, but in total we buy over 30 journals for the Trust.

More information is available from the library. You can post a query on this blog, send us a tweet, or alternatively, come in and see us and ask about access or give us some feedback on our journal content!

Spotlight on NHS OpenAthens!

You may already have an NHS Athens account but if you don’t, here’s a quick introduction to some of the benefits of signing up!


The library has a wide range of online resources available to MY staff & placement students, to aid with work/study. Find out more by visiting the library resources webpage.

To gain access to these resources, you will need to create an NHS OpenAthens account* by visiting and completing the registration form.

*Please note that you will need to sign up using your work email address to be automatically made eligible to access online resources.

Once you’ve completed the registration form you should receive an activation email from OpenAthens. Please note that you need to activate your OpenAthens account before you can use it

If you already have an NHS OpenAthens account with another NHS Trust, you can transfer this over to The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. You can do this yourself from your account settings, or by contacting your OpenAthens account administrator.

If you’ve forgotten your OpenAthens log in details & need to change your password,visit MyAthens password reset page.

If you have any problems during the sign up process, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the MY staff library team, who will be happy to help 🙂

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up today!