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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Below we have compiled a selection of key resources for Pharmacists. If you would like to suggest additions to this selection, please contact us.

Medicines information

British National Formulary 

British National Formulary for Children 

NICE A/Z of Medicines


Healthcare databases
NICE Evidence databases: Embase and Medline (NHS OpenAthens account required) 


(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.

If you need any further help please contact the library

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

NICE guidelines 
NICE Evidence

Ejournals are available via NICE Evidence (Athens account required) 

Browse our library catalogue

Further details about Finding the Evidence and Introduction to Critical Appraisal training.

Literature searching service
Document and book supply
Our Specialist Services
Journal Club support service

Useful websites
NICE Evidence: latest published research including guidelines, reports and care pathways 
CASP critical appraisal checklists: checklists to enable you to appraise research studies in a systematic and straightforward way. 
Discern: A valid and reliable tool for assessing the quality of written information on treatment choices for a health problem. 
Anatomy.TV:  (available to WUTH staff) is a 3D anatomy resource.

Examples of library impact
The library has been involved in training pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists to find high quality evidence

The library has provided literature searches on pharmacy related topics which have impacted positively on decision making and patient care

Please contact us to find out more.