Free e-Resources during Pandemic

Free access for all organisations April-June via intranet referral link. Trust Directors of Nursing have been informed.


Access to GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network) has been enabled for all NHS OpenAthens accounts nationally until end of June 2020.

In the context of the spread of COVID-19, this resource provides a tracker to identify areas and countries with cases and the number of cases, epidemiological reports, and clinical information.

*Please note that the link to GIDEON is in the menu bar at the top, not in the list of Ovid products.

There is also a tutorial available 

Global Health

A specialist bibliographic abstracting and indexing database from Wolters Kluwer dedicated to public health.  Derived from over 7,300 journals, reports, books and conferences, Global Health contains over 3 million scientific records from 1973 to the present.

Access via OpenAthens.  Select Global Health from the Ovid Resources Menu.  Available until the end of June.

Remote Learning from Wolters Kluwer

Designed for health science education, these products deliver clinical content directly to students.  Includes interactive  access to essential texts, images, real-life case studies, and quiz banks.

  • LWW Health Library
  • Bates Visual Guide
  • Ackland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

Select ‘Request Access’ for each resource you want to access.  Each resource is available for 60 days from the date of request. 

Visual DX

A visual diagnostic clinical decision support system from Wolters Kluwer.

Click the link, enter your NHS OpenAthens username and password.  Select Visual DX from Links in the blue menu bar.

Available until the end of June.


Arterial Blood Gas Analysis: Making it easy

Analysing arterial blood gases is a vital aspect of critical care, this easy-to-follow ebook from M&K will help practitioners at all levels develop their skill in assessing arterial blood gas results.

Clinical, mental health, and nursing eBook collections from EBSCO

eBook Clinical Collection

eBook Nursing Collection

eBook Mental Health Collection

Access is via OpenAthens. Available until the end of May.

Oxford Medicine Online

A digital platform from Oxford University Press hosting over 1,000 medical books from Oxford University Press including the Oxford Medical Handbooks, Oxford Medical Textbooks and Oxford Textbook of Medicine.

Access is via OpenAthens.  Available until the end of June.

Respiratory Care: Assessment and Management

This ebook from M&K looks at the respiratory problems that nursing and healthcare professionals are most likely to encounter in clinical practice.

Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

Brought to you courtesy of Wiley, the Royal Marsden Manual gives nurses access to the latest research relevant to practice, quickly and easily.

For non-subscribers, access is via the username and password circulated to the and mailing lists on 15 April. 

Available until 15 June,  though may be extended. 

If you have specific IP addresses you would like to add to this access, please contact Rachel Wilkinson at Wiley (see below).


If any technical help is needed, e.g. linking via local discovery systemsplease see below: 

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