We are here to support all NHS employees of Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & Derbyshire Community Health Services (DCHS) to deliver excellent patient care. We also support nursing students from the University of Derby for the full duration of their course, Medical students and other students whilst on placement here. There is a dedicated website for Derbyshire Community Health Services staff and Derbyshire primary care and CCG staff.

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Open Athens

To access electronic resources you require an OpenAthens username and password. If you already have an account simply login to access these resources, if not you can register here

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We have an individual subscription to access UpToDate. This means if there is an UpToDate topic that you are interested in we can provide you with a full text electronic copy direct to your inbox.


Browse UpToDate and email us the title of the topic, we will then email you back with the full text.

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Search for Evidence

The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub brings all the resources available to NHS staff and service providers into one place, enabling you to find evidence resources to support your clinical practice, learning and research.

You will need an OpenAthens account to gain full access to the hub. You can register here.

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Chesterfield Royal Research Repository

Our research repository is an open access, online repository. It collates and stores all the fantastic research created by our staff members.

You can visit and search the repository here

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BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice is a trusted clinical decision support tool which provides healthcare professionals with access to the latest relevant clinical information when making diagnosis and treatment decisions

For more information please click here.

Alternatively go directly to BMJ Best Practice

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You can browse, read and monitor current journal content on your mobile device, laptop or desktop PC with Browzine. It brings together articles from our subscribed journals and Open Access material into a single place.

For full-text access you will need an Open Athens account.


Oxford Medicine Online

We have access to hundreds of Oxford Handbooks, Textbooks, Speciality Handbooks and Emergencies in.... via Oxford Medicine Online.


You can access Oxford Medicine Online directly here. Select 'Sign in via your Institution', search 'NHS England' and select, then enter your Open Athens login credentials.


Alternatively you can access them through your NHS Open Athens account. Under 'My Resources' click on the link for the 'Oxford Medicine Online'.



KnowledgeShare is our web-based current awareness system. It will allow you to receive the latest best quality evidence in your field supporting evidence-based practice direct to your inbox.

You can register for KnowledgeShare here


You will need an OpenAthens account registered with us. 

Login to KnowledgeShare here.


One-Click Access to Articles

Get one-click access to articles by using LibKey Nomad, Libkey.io and Google Scholar.

LibKey Nomad is an extension that enables single click access to library content from publisher websites, PubMed, Wikipedia and more.

LibKey.io allows you to search for an artilce by DOI or PMID.

Google Scholar  linking our library to Google Scholar will ensure that you get access to any full text that we subscribe to.


Royal Marsden Manual

The Royal Marsden Manual brings together all the latest clinical evidence.

The Manual includes over 350 evidence-based clinical procedures related to every aspect of care, from handwashing to cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 

You can access the online version by logging in using your Open Athens login here