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Our objective is to contribute to the quality of healthcare by helping our users to make effective use of the knowledgebase of healthcare.

This website contains information about our service, which is available to NHS staff working in Bedfordshire and to medical students on placement. We have also included links to a wide range of good quality health resources that are available on the web. The Medical Librarian who is responsible for this site carefully evaluates all the health resources that are recommended here. This site does not host or receive funding from advertising. To navigate this site please use the menus below and follow the links.

All our users are required to register with the library. Please bring your employment ID when you visit us. Your ID card must be available for inspection at all times.


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Contact us


For and enquiries and renewals email: or telephone internal ext. 2864

To contact Carol Smith, Librarian, and ATHENS enquiries tel: 01234 355122 ext. 5326 or email:


Our Resources

A padlock symbol by a resource
indicates that a NHS Athens
Password is required for
access . This password allows access to a wide range of health resources available from NHS EVIDENCE

Click here to Register for a NHS Athens password


padlockJournals - A - Z list with links to electronic journals

User Guide - contains details of our stock and services and how you can access them

masterclass If you are preparing for the MRCP examination, please contact the library to register for a password to this site

On-line Textbooks - please contact the library for a password

padlock OVID Journals - Around 180 full text journals, select 'your journals' after you log in

padlock Proquest Journals Database - covers over 1700 journals in medicine, nursing and allied health

If you search PubMed using this link, your results will be displayed under three tabs. Click on the East of England tab to retrieve articles that have links to the fulltext from journals that we subscribe to

The Bevan Library
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Ampthill Road, Bedford
MK42 9DJ

NHS Evidence


padlockNHS Evidence is a single gateway to a comprehensive range of health and social care evidence and information. It is managed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

bullet1Databases -
AMED, British Nursing Index, CINAHL, EMBASE, HMIC, MEDLINE and PsycINFO.

bullet1Electronic Books - More than
400 titles

bullet 1Evidence Based Reviews - Selected resources providing the best available evidence for effective health care


bullet1Specialist Collections -
Collections of clinical and non-
clinical resources for different
communities of practice are
available in NHS Evidence


For SEPT Staff Only
padlockCPD On-line - from The Royal College of Psychiatrists is a learning resource for mental health professionals. This self-teaching resource offers a wealth of learning modules and podcasts covering a vast range of topics. It provides a flexible, interactive way of keeping up to date with progress in mental health
bullet1 Other Resources for SEPT Staff

Information for Students at University of Bedfordshire

Memorandum of Understanding


Clinical Skills Ltd
Tel: 07785794243


  Internet Resources


bullet1Click Here for selected and evaluated Internet resources in health and medicine

bullet1 Find a Journal citation

 Free Archive of Life Sciences Journals at PubMed Central

bullet1Free Medical

bullet1 Trip answers -"a repository of clinical questions and answers drawn from a wide number of sources around the world"

For Patients

bullet1Medical Advice Now - From NHS Choices
bullet1Selected Internet Resources
The Bevan Library provides these links to health resources to help improve, not replace the relationship that exists between a patient and his/her physician  

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
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Whilst we make every effort to evaluate the sites that we have linked, the library accepts no responsibility for the content of external websites                                   

Privacy Policy
The Bevan Library considers that your privacy and confidentiality is important. Accordingly no information, other than type of search and times that the site is accessed is collated from usage of this site

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