Our support to you

Information has never been available in such abundance or variety. But, just because there is a lot, it does not mean it is always easy to quickly find what you need.

The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub gives you a single-entry point to quickly connect to high quality, trusted evidence.  A simple search covers thousands of journals, e-books, guidance and ready to use information like clinical decision tools such as BMJ Best Practice. 

The Hub is a great place to start any search, avoiding the ‘noise’ of a general web search, to focus on carefully selected free content for the health and care workforce, students and trainees.  That might be a recent journal article, an e-book on reflective practice or a chapter of an Oxford Handbook for a knowledge top up.  There are links through to more advanced tools such as the Medline and CINAHL databases when in depth research is required.

You can see an abstract, download a PDF or request an item. And the ‘ask a librarian’ function connects those who work in NHS trusts and some other organisations with knowledge and library teams to specialists, on hand to help.

Continually updated, the Hub brings together local and nationally purchased library resources to maximise the breadth of collections.  Centrally funded, it is free to everyone, with enhanced access to the resources if you’re in the wide group of health and care staff eligible NHS OpenAthens account.

As a single point of access, you can tap into the Hub wherever your career takes you.

Library resources for GP and practice teams

If you're looking for knowledge and evidence to support your work, development, study and research, you've come to the right place.

Below is a whole range of resources – all available free from your NHS knowledge and library services, for anyone working or studying in England.

User Guides for Knowledge & Library Services

These user guides will give you an overview of how to get the best from the resources that we have provided. These are all able to be downloaded for easy access.

 Who do I contact?

Stef Costa

Training Hub Business Manager

Email Stef