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Resources with Free Access
For NHS Medicines Information Services
This is a list of resources that are freely accessible and considered useful to NHS MI services. It
includes free paper resources (e.g. BNF, drug tariff) and freely accessible websites via the Internet or via
National library arrangements. This list is not intended to be exhaustive. It is organised under general
subject headings and should be used in conjunction with ‘Resources for Purchase by NHS Medicines
Information Services’. Other UKMi resources give guidance on what resources to use when, e.g. UKMi
workbook, Enquiry Answering Guidelines.
Although UKMi cannot assure the quality of the listed resources, all those listed are produced by
reputable/well known organisations. URLs are available for download via the MiDatabank administrators
and were correct at the time of publication but are liable to change. Where registration is required this is
indicated. This document may also be used to store details of your departmental usernames and
passwords if you haven’t entered them in MiDatabank. This can then be kept in an accessible place for
all staff working in MI.
See also Effective use of the Internet for Enquiry Answering for guidance on how to assess the quality of
a website or use www.judgehealth.org.uk with tips on how to assess health related websites.
Updating the List
This list will be updated with new editions/ URLs etc. on an ongoing basis. The Clinical Governance
Working Group will formally review the contents of the list annually. Suggestions for additions or
deletions can be forwarded to [email protected]
Title
Username/
password
Authors/ Publisher
URL and general notes
General
British National
Formulary
BMA and RPSGB (twice
yearly)
One paper copy considered essential for
each MI centre, online www.bnf.org/bnf
Drug Tariff
The Stationery Office
(monthly)
Paper and online available
www.ppa.org.uk/ppa/edt_intro.htm
electronic Medicines
Compendium (eMC)
DataPharm
Communications
http://emc.medicines.org.uk/.
MIMS
Monthly Index of
Medical Specialities
Haymarket Medical Pubs.
www.emims.net Username and password
required. NB. Access free to MICs –
contact regional centre for details.
OTC Directory
Proprietary Association of
Great Britain
Available in searchable form at
www.medicinechestonline.co.uk. Use
website drop down and selection criteria to
access.
UKMi
UKMi
www.ukmi.nhs.uk Note – some areas are
password protected – contact regional
centre for password.
NeLM -National
electronic Library for
Medicines
UKMi
www.nelm.nhs.uk Registration required for
email alerts.
NLH -National Library
for Health
Connecting for Health
(NHS)
www.library.nhs.uk Athens password
required for some resources (England)
Netdoctor
Collaboration of UK and
European healthcare
professionals
www.netdoctor.co.uk
www.netdoctor.co.uk/medicines/ For
information about drugs, search the
“Medicines” section. Searching the whole
site will reveal lots of irrelevant material
UKMi Clinical Governance Working Group September 2008
Title
Username/
password
Authors/ Publisher
URL and general notes
TICTAC
Virtual Health Network
CD-ROM updated 4 times a year. Local
centres should access via their regional
centre who are distributed copies free of
charge.
Medline
National Library of
Medicine
England: National Library for Health
Wales: http://howis.wales.nhs.uk
Scotland: www.elib.scot.nhs.uk
Athens password required (England)
EMBASE
Elsevier
England: National Library for Health
Wales: http://howis.wales.nhs.uk
Scotland: www.elib.scot.nhs.uk
Athens password required (England)
DoH - Department of
Health
DoH
www.dh.gov.uk
NHSD Medicines
Q&As and NHSD
Medicines factsheets
NHSD
http://nww.intranet.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/Deskt
opDefault.aspx?tabid=4261
MHRA - Medicines &
Healthcare
Regulatory Agency
MHRA
www.mhra.gov.uk
Adverse effects
CHM (previously
CSM) -Commission
on Human Medicines
CHM/MHRA
www.mhra.gov.uk/home/idcplg?IdcService
=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=863 'Current
Problems in Pharmacovigilance' was
superseded by Drug Safety Update in July
2007.
Drug Analysis Prints
(DAPs) for Yellow
Card data
CHM/MHRA
www.mhra.gov.uk/home/idcplg?IdcService
=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=741
Availability
Solutions
UCLH NHS Trust
www.uclhsolutions.com
Registration required.
IDIS World Medicines
IDIS World Medicines
www.idispharma.com
Durbin PLC
Durbin PLC
www.durbin.co.uk
Pro-file Database
Guy’s and St Thomas’
Hospital NHS Trust
Sourcing unlicensed ‘special’ medicinal
products. www.pro-file.nhs.uk.
Registration required.
NHS Purchasing and
Supply Agency
(PaSA) –
Pharmaceuticals
PaSA
www.pasa.nhs.uk/PASAWeb
Complementary Medicine
Safety of Herbal
Medicines
MHRA
www.mhra.gov.uk/home/idcplg?IdcService
=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=96
Contraception and Hormone Replacement Therapy
IPPF Directory of
Hormonal
Contraceptives
International Planned
Parenthood Federation
UKMi Clinical Governance Working Group September 2008
http://contraceptive.ippf.org Registration
required. Recommended and used by the
RPSGB Information Service to identify
foreign contraceptive pills.
Title
Username/
password
Authors/ Publisher
URL and general notes
Family Planning
Association
Family Planning
Association
www.fpa.org.uk
Faculty of Family
Planning and
Reproductive
Healthcare
Royal College of
Obstetricians and
Gynaecologists
www.ffprhc.org.uk/. Useful guidelines
including choice of a contraceptive agent
at different ages, in breast feeding,
inflammatory bowel disease, interactions,
missed pills and using pills outside their
product licence, EHC and product reviews.
Dictionaries
Medical Dictionary
accessible via the
NLH
National Library for
Health
www.library.nhs.uk. A very good example
of an online dictionary. Any equivalent is
acceptable for QA purposes.
Drug abuse
Drug Misuse and
Dependence –
Guidelines on Clinical
Management (The
Orange Guide)
DoH (England, Wales,
Scotland & NI)
http://www.nta.nhs.uk/areas/Clinical_guida
nce/clinical_guidelines/docs/clinical_guidel
ines_2007.pdf
DrugScope
DrugScope
www.drugscope.org.uk
National Institute on
Drug Abuse
The National Institute on
Drug Abuse (US)
www.nida.nih.gov
Talk to Frank
DoH / Home Office
www.talktoFrank.com
Drug administration
Intravenous Drug
Administration Guides
IV Guide
UKMi recommends that all MI centres
have access to good quality IV
administration guidance. This may be in
the form of local guidelines or more
formally published information provided by
some large UK Trusts.
Health of Wales
Information Service
http://medusa.wales.nhs.uk or
http://www.injguide.nhs.uk.
NB. Currently only available free to
contributing Trusts, all Trusts in Wales & N
Ireland. However, this may form the basis
of an IV guide freely available throughout
the NHS produced by a partnership
between Imperial Trust and UKMi.
Drug interactions
HIV Drug Interactions
The University of
Liverpool
www.hiv-druginteractions.org
Cytochrome P450
website
Indiana University
http://medicine.iupui.edu/flockhart/
Medscape drug
interaction checker
Medscape
http://www.medscape.com/druginfo/drugin
terchecker Registration and ‘flash plug in’
software required
UKMi Clinical Governance Working Group September 2008
Title
Username/
password
Authors/ Publisher
URL and general notes
Evidence Based Medicine
Bandolier
Pain Research Group
Oxford
www.jr2.ox.ac.uk/bandolier OR via
www.library.nhs.uk
OR www.wales.nhs.uk OR
http://howis.wales.nhs.uk OR
www.elib.scot.nhs.uk Access provided by
National Library for Health (England),
Health of Wales Information Service & eLibrary (Scotland)
The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane
Foundation
John Wiley & Sons
Via www.library.nhs.uk OR
www.wales.nhs.uk OR
http://howis.wales.nhs.uk OR
www.elib.scot.nhs.uk Free access
provided by National Library for Health
(England), Health of Wales Information
Service & e-Library (Scotland)
MeReC Publications
National Prescribing
Centre
www.npc.co.uk/merec.htm
NICE -National
Institute for Health
and Clinical
Excellence
NICE
www.nice.org.uk
Clinical Knowledge
Service (incorporating
Prodigy)
The Sowerby Centre for
Health Informatics at
Newcastle (SCHIN)
www.cks.library.nhs.uk/ OR via
www.library.nhs.uk
SIGN - Scottish
Intercollegiate
Guidelines Network
SIGN
www.sign.ac.uk
WeMeRec Bulletins
Welsh Medicines
Resource Centre
www.wemerec.org
HTA assessments
National Coordinating
Centre for HTA
www.ncchta.org/ Many of these
evaluations inform NICE guidance
Centre for Reviews
and Dissemination
University of York
www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/
Infections
The Green Book
Immunisation Against
Infectious Disease
DoH
http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Policyandguidanc
e/Healthandsocialcaretopics/Greenbook/D
H_4097254
NHS Immunisation
Information
DoH
www.immunisation.nhs.uk
HPA - Health
Protection Agency
HPA
www.hpa.org.uk
Legal and ethical
Medicines, Ethics and
Practice: A guide for
pharmacists and
pharmacy technicians
July 2007
RPSGB
UKMi Clinical Governance Working Group September 2008
http://www.rpsgb.org/informationresources
/downloadsocietypublications/#m
Paper copy circulated with Pharmaceutical
Journal annually.
Title
Username/
password
Authors/ Publisher
URL and general notes
New products
NDO
New Drugs Online
UKMi
http://www.ukmi.nhs.uk/applications/NDO/
Registration required (free). It is
recommended that you register for ‘Plans
and budgets’ access to obtain the
maximum level of information.
Pre-launch reviews
NPC/UKMi
www.nelm.nhs.uk. Registration required.
Is in ‘New Drugs’ section which is not
visible unless logged on.
National horizon
scanning centre
http://www.pcpoh.bham.ac.uk/publichealth
/horizon/outputs/technology.shtml
Post-launch reviews
UKMi
www.nelm.nhs.uk
Patents Database
Online
UKMi
www.ukmi.nhs.uk/med_info/patent.asp
UKMi username and password required
Prescribing Outlook
UKMi
www.nelm.nhs.uk Registration is required
to access this. It is in Evidence/ horizon
scanning.
SMC reviews
SMC
www.scottishmedicines.org.uk/
Paediatrics
BNF for Children
BMA, RPSGB, RCPCH &
NPPG (annual)
One paper copy considered essential for
each MI centre, online
http://bnfc.org/bnfc/.
DIAL
Royal Liverpool
Children’s NHS Trust
www.dial.org.uk Registration required.
Palliative care
Palliativedrugs.com
Robert Twycross &
Andrew Wilcock
www.palliativedrugs.com Includes access
to Palliative Care Formulary. Registration
required.
Patient information
NHS Direct Online
NHS Direct
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
Patient UK
Patient Information
Publications / Egton
Medical Information
Systems
www.patient.co.uk. Primary resource for
NHS Direct.
Medicines Guides
Datapharm
Communications
http://medguides.medicines.org.uk/
Pharmaceutical
The Fridge Database
UKMi
www.ukmi.nhs.uk/Secure/Fridge/Index.as
p UKMi username and password required
Latex Content
Database
Grimble K, Queens
Medical Centre
Nottingham / UKMi
www.ukmicentral.nhs.uk/secure/l1/latex_d
atabase/default.asp. UKMi username and
password required.
Pinderfields Guide
Stability of Drugs in
Compliance Aids
R Ishak & U Rashid
NeLM
http://www.nelm.nhs.uk/en/NeLMArea/Evidence/Medicines-Q--A/Whichmedicines-are-stable-in-compliance-aidsPinderfieldsGuide/?query=pinderfields&rank=5
UKMi Clinical Governance Working Group September 2008
Title
Username/
password
Authors/ Publisher
URL and general notes
Pregnancy and lactation
TOXBASE
NTIS* National Poisons
Information Service
http://www.toxbase.org/
*Pregnancy information only, registration
required.
Drugs in Lactation
UKMi
www.ukmicentral.nhs.uk/drugpreg/guide.ht
m Guidance & Quick Reference Guide
LactMed
US National Library of
Medicine
http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgibin/sis/htmlgen?LACT. See Ann
Pharmacother 2007; 41: 1352-60 for
review of sources of information on drugs
in breast feeding.
Royal College of
Obstetrics and
Gynaecology
Royal College of
Obstetrics and
Gynaecology
http://www.rcog.org.uk/index.asp?PageID
=8 A range of guidelines on women’s
health is available.
Statistics
Statistics in Divided
Doses
North West MIC
UKMi
www.ukmi.nhs.uk/activities/Research/defa
ult.asp?pageRef=27
Therapeutics
Patient UK
Patient Information
Publications / Egton
Medical Information
Systems
www.patient.co.uk. After putting a term in
the search box you will have a list of
resources to choose from. Those with an
apple and a plus sign are written for
healthcare professionals and are an
excellent resource with the following
general headings: presentation, diagnosis,
aetiology, epidemiology, assessment,
management etc.
The Merck Manual of
Diagnosis and
Treatment
Berkow, R et al
Merck and Co.
Online access acceptable for QA
purposes:
www.merck.com/mrkshared/mmanual/ho
me.jsp. Paper copy 18th edition (2006) can
also be purchased for £33.
Travel
Malaria Reference
Laboratory
HPA
www.malaria-reference.co.uk
NPA Malaria
Prophylaxis and
Travel vaccine
information
National Pharmaceutical
Association
Users must be logged into the NeLM
website to access these.
travel vaccines malaria prophylaxis
National Travel Health
Network and Centre
(NaTHNaC)
National Travel Health
Network and Centre,
DoH
http://www.nathnac.org/. Also link to
www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
Health Advice for
Travellers
DoH
http://www.nhs.uk/Healthcareabroad/Page
s/Healthcareabroad.aspx
Wound management and dressings
Dressings.org
Surgical Materials
Testing Laboratory
UKMi Clinical Governance Working Group September 2008
www.dressings.org
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