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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: bevan@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk or telephone internal ext. 2864

To contact Carol Smith, Librarian, and ATHENS enquiries tel: 01234 355122 ext. 5326 or email: Carol.smith@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk



Our Resources




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access . This password allows access to a wide range of health resources available from



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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


contact the library for a password


padlock OVID Journals – Around 180 full text journals, select


‘your journals’ after you log in



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


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



Find a Journal citation



bullet1 Free Archive of Life Sciences Journals at PubMed Central


bullet1Free Medical Journals.com






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




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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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