Emergency Care


British Thoracic Society


Emergency Care guideline– only available within Trust networks

Resuscitation council (UK)



Useful websites


BMJ Best Practice


Care quality commission

Centre for evidence based medicine

College of emergency medicine



Health protection agency



UpToDate -produces a summary of What’s new in emergency care. Login with your NHS Athens account


Pre-Hospital Links







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

Academic emergency medicine

Annals of emergency medicine (2013-2015)

Emergency medicine reports

EMJ –  Emergency Medical Journal

BMC emergency medicine

International journal of emergency medicine


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).



Recent books for emergency care in the Trust libraries

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 Emergency Medicine

Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine

Emergencies in Adult Nursing

Emergencies in Clinical Medicine

Emergencies in Critical Care

Emergencies in Trauma

Emergencies in Childrens Nursing

Emergencies in Clinical Surgery

Emergencies in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Emergencies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Emergencies in Oncology

Emergencies in Paediatrics

Emergencies in Palliative Care

Emergencies in Primary Care

Emergencies in Psychiatry

Emergencies in Sports Medicine

Head, neck and dental emergencies

Medical Emergencies in Dentistry


Three Oxford handbooks are now available as e-books:

You will need an NHS Athens account (register here) to access these books online.

Oxford handbook of clinical medicine

Oxford handbook of clinical specialties

Oxford handbook of emergency medicine