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Current waiting times (average) Emergency Dept. (A&E): 147 minutes Emergency Dept. (children): 0 minutes Learn more about our waiting times

Remote Access

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Accessing our services

Please access Databases (including HDAS) on the Journals and Databases tab on the NICE website.



Evidence Updates and Current Awareness: To sign up to KnowledgeShare please fill in this form and email to or apply on the KnowledgeShare websiteWe also distribute a number of subject specific current awareness and evidence update bulletins. Please email to sign up to these.

Please also see our Netvibes pages for RSS feeds of journal Table of Contents and links to information resources; Oliveira Medical Evidence Update, Oliveira Healthcare Update, and Oliveira Mental Health.  Medical staff may also wish to follow the #FOAMed pages on the intranet and the ED Ward Round blog.

Point of Care tools: BMJ Best Practice and UpToDate are unaffected. Please access via Web-Based Systems, online using OpenAthens, or via your mobile device.  **We no longer have access to Dynamed.**

OpenAthens: If you haven't signed up for OpenAthens you can do so here. Please email if you have any problems.

Training: IT Skills Training is available online by following the link on Web-Based Systems, email for more details.

Literature search training is available online at eLearning for Healthcare, and one-to-one sessions can be made available via Teams. Please email or for more information or to book a session. ***Due to the ongoing infection risk, we will continue to conduct the majority of our training online.  In-person training can be made available for those that need extra support, provided infection control measures and Trust guidelines are followed. ***




Page updated: Aug 2021

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