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Education and research

Online resources

The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME)

Northumbria Healthcare Research and Development (only available from within the Trust)

National Institute for Health Research 

NIHR Journals Library



These journals have direct links (but you will still need your NHS Athens username and password):

Academic medicine

BMC medical research methodology

Clinical teacher

Medical education

Nurse researcher


For many other journals go to My journals and log in with your NHS Athens username and password.


If you are looking for an article but you can’t find the full text online, fill in this request form, and we will obtain a copy of the article for you (there may be a charge for this service).




Testing treatments: better research for better healthcare by Imogen Evans et al (free e-book)

Literature searching and systematic reviews

Critical appraisal – including medical statistics

Medical education

Nurse education


We have recently purchased a collection of Oxford e-books.  Click on the titles below to read the books online.  You will need an NHS Athens account.

Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics

Oxford Handbook of key clinical evidence


Research and development 

Details of the Trust’s clinical trials and research publications are available here (from within Northumbria Healthcare only)


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