This site is maintained and hosted by Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital and gives details of selected content available in
Imaging and Radiology
for staff/students on placement
across the Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS health community
incl Peninsula Radiology Academy.
Click here to visit our main library website.
If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources please
phone 39111 or email email@example.com marking FAO Laura.
Royal College of Radiologists
COVID-19 clinical radiology resources
Society of Radiographers
Covid-19 information and resources
NICE COVID-19 Rapid guideline
COVID-19 daily alert research bulletin
Public Health England Knowledge and Library Services produce a daily alert containing links to research and news on the latest coronavirus outbreak.
If you would like to receive this email alert, which contains latest research articles and news from government departments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
They also have created the Finding the evidence: Coronavirus page.
Elearning for Health (ELfH) COVID-19 programme –
part of Health Education England’s elearning suite in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies.
Databases (GUIDES AND VIDEOS)
Search the NHS healthcare databases:
AMED- covers topics for allied health professions incl radiographers
British Nursing Index (BNI)- primarily of use for nurses and support staff
CINAHL- international nursing & allied health incl radiography & imaging support
EMBASE- primarily European biomedicine journals incl radiology
EMCARE– international nursing and allied health
HMIC- health service management & organisation incl grey literature
MEDLINE- most health topics including radiology
PsycINFO- psychology & psychiatry including health psychology & trauma
Note- you will need an NHS Athens login.
Databases contain bibliographic records i.e. references. Whilst you won’t have fulltext access to all the articles, for some journals there will be a link to online access or details of library print holding. If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.
See the main library website for details of our information skills training programme and literature searching support services.
Evidence Based Practice and other resources
A range of evidence-based and other resources available to help inform patient care or support your study including:
- BMJ Best Practice (don’t use Internet Explorer, choose alternative browser)
Evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion offering step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here).
When prompted, set up a personal account to download free App
- ClinicalKey– clinical insight search tool which also gives access to over 1100 electronic books and 500 journals and other fulltext resources
Note You will need a Plymouth NHS Athens account
- Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS)– provided by NICE. Summaries of the current evidence base & practical guidance on best practice for >300 primary care presentations, including diagnostics and therapeutics.
- Cochrane Library– collection of databases (details here) containing different types of high-quality, independent evidence such as Systematic Reviews, RCTs and Health Technology Assessments.
- Elearning for Health (ELfH) –Health Education England’s suite of high quality content free of charge training (topics incl. COVID-19 programme Radiology, Image Interpretation, Radiation Safety Ionising Radiation, MRI Safety, Radiation Protection Cardiology) in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies.
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)
- iRefer- Making the best use of clinical radiology. radiological investigation guidelines tool, from The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).
Access via a University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust network computer & select ‘Log in automatically’.
- NICE Evidence– access to authoritative clinical & non-clinical evidence and best practice through a web-based portal. provided by NICE.
- TRIP Database– clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.
- UpToDate– ‘an evidence-based clinical decision support resource authored by physicians to help healthcare practitioners make the best decisions’ in diagnosis and therapeutics. Note you will need a University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust Athens account (register here).
Selected Imaging and Radiology journals below
If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.
The majority of Imaging print books held at Discovery Library will be found at classmark WN. FRCR exam books will be found at WN18
This is a regional NHS catalogue, so in location select ‘Plymouth, Derriford Hospital, PLY’ to limit your search to books held here.
You can also log in and renew your books here (if you have not already made a pin number for your library account follow the instructions on screen).
Selected imaging ebooks from 2008- listed below.
Click title to login with
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust Athens account.
If asked you should always select to login with OpenAthens
The following people are entitled to register for a local NHS Athens account:
- University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust staff
- Students on placement at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
- Peninsula Radiology Academy staff
- Peninsula Radiology Academy trainees (If you are also on clinical placement at another NHS organisation you can register for a second account with them using an alternative email address- whilst we will have some common resources there will be unique content for each organisation too)
To register go to https://openathens.nice.org.uk/
At Step 2 type in Plymouth and select University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust