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This page includes information on local and national resources available to NHS staff and on NHS Athens administration, as well as information on user education and training.

This site provides a central place for information to support staff who provide NHS library/knowledge services. Go to For Library Staff for information about NHS Copyright, eResources, Re-procurement, Technology, Impact Assessment etc. (registration required).

HILO  (Health Information for London Online)   is your gateway to high-quality health information online compiled by the London Health Libraries network for NHS staff.

eLearning You can find out about both the Deanery-purchased and national eLearning resources via the eLearning page on HILO.

NHS Evidence Built around a powerful search engine, provides access to the best evidence based resources, especially good for guidelines and reviews. It also provides links to other NHS resources, such as healthcare databases, electronic journals and Specialist Collections.

NHS OpenAthens is a username and password authentication system.  The NHS in England uses this system to protect access to electronic information resources which have been purchased for use by a designated group of people, providing users with a single sign-on. Higher Education also uses the Athens password-management system giving HE users access to different resources than NHS users.

Link Resolver provides full text linking to library journal holdings, both electronic and print. 

CLIST Trainer's Toolkit provides a number of resources that can be used by librarians and information skills trainers to help them plan, perform and evaluate training sessions.


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