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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Your Library and Knowledge Service has compiled a selection of key resources for oncology. If you would like to suggest additions to this selection, please contact us.

NICE Evidence databases (NHS Athens account required): 

UpToDate  (available to WUTH staff only) provides evidence based summaries of clinical topics covering more than 20 specialties, as well as nearly 1,500 patient information topics, and more than 27,000 graphics, tables and videos available to download into presentations.  Use UpToDate as a starting point to gain a comprehensive overview of your topic.

Use UpToDate as a starting point to gain a comprehensive overview of your topic.
UpToDate user guide

Please note that UpToDate is an American resource. This is particularly important when using information on licensed indications, doses and treatment pathways. For UK advice please refer to the Medicines Formulary, the BNF or contact Medicines Information. OpenAthens details are required to access the BNF. Please contact library staff for details if you need any help in creating or using your OpenAthens account.

ProQuest Hospital Collection 
Offers an extensive range of health and social care publications and evidence-based resources.

Search full-text articles from leading psychology journals.

The Cochrane Library: Highest quality evidence including ‘gold standard’ systematic reviews

Pubmed: Quick search of the most up to date medical journal articles

Turning Research into Practice (TRIP): Clinical search engine

NICE guidance on cancer

NICE Evidence Cancer Guidelines

You can find boks and journals on oncology related topics by seraching our library catalogue

To subscribe to Evidence Alerts complete the Evidence Alerts subscription form.

For more details about "Finding the Evidence" and "Introduction to Critical Appraisal training" please visit our training pages.

Literature Searching Service
Document and Book Supply Service
Our Specialist Services
Journal Club Support Service

NICE Evidence: latest published research including guidelines, reports and care pathways

NHS Choices Cancer: patient information on symptoms, causes, treatment and local health services

Cancer Research UK: information, news, statistics and resources

Equator Oncology Project

Macmillan Cancer Support : practical, medical and financial support for cancer patients as well as information and resources for health care professionals.

Marie Curie Cancer Care : support for cancer patients, carers and families, plus resources for health care professionals.

Merseyside & Cheshire Cancer Network

The library service has been involved in the following projects in oncology:
• Supporting Diagnostic Imaging in setting up a Journal Club
• Training oncology registrars in literature searching
• Participation in a Practice Development and Research Unit steering group to 
provide access to the best evidence
• Presenting an exhibition stand at Learning At Work Day
• Literature searches to identify evidence on various topics including:
Management of acute radiation skin reactions
Nurse led telephone follow-up clinic for radiotherapy patients
Assessment and treatment of oral complications in patients undergoing 
Brachytherapy for cervical cancer

Please contact us to find out more.


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