Library Services for ELFT staff
The Newcomb Library provides Library and Knowledge Services for all ELFT staff.
Please note that the forms on this webpage work best with the Chrome browser. Alternatively, please email the Newcomb Library with your request.
NHS OpenAthens account
Your OpenAthens account unlocks a wealth of resources including e-journals, e-books, e-learning and more! See our leaflet about resources available at the Homerton.
Forgotten your password? Go to: https://openathens.nice.org.uk/ForgotPassword/Reset
Anything else contact us at email@example.com
Looking for a book?
Search the Newcomb Library catalogue for books and ebooks
This month we are celebrating our new trainees who have recently embarked on their medical careers
ABC of clinical resilience
Anna Frain (ed), Sue Murphy (ed) and John Frain (ed)
Professional burnout remains a constant and increasing concern. With ABC of Clinical Resilience, you’ll learn how to connect with those impulses that motivated you to become a healthcare professional in the first place. You’ll rediscover that ‘joy of practice’ that nourishes and replenishes your energy even as you do the hard work of caring for your patients, and practice the self-care necessary to maintain a positive and consistently productive outlook.
For our East London trainees, an ELFT book of the month!
The Maudsley prescribing guidelines in psychiatry 14th ed.
David M. Taylor, Thomas R. E. Barnes and Allan H. Young
The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry is the essential evidence-based handbook on the safe and effective prescribing of psychotropic agents. Covering both common and complex prescribing situations encountered in day-to-day clinical practice, this comprehensive resource provides expert guidance on drug choice, minimum and maximum doses, adverse effects, switching medications, prescribing for special patient groups, and more. Each clear and concise chapter includes an up-to-date reference list providing easy access to the evidence on which the guidance is based.
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OUP collection - core textbooks and handbooks
NHS staff and students on placement now have online access to a national collection of over 130 medical titles from Oxford University Press including Handbooks,Textbooks and Emergencies In series. Funded by HEE the collection has access to Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry, New Oxford Textbook of Pyschiatry and Emergencies in Psychiatry.
Using your NHS OpenAthens username and password access to titles is available through
How to access to the OUP collection via Oxford Medicine Online
1) Go to Oxford Medicine Online
2) Select Sign in via your Institution
3) Choose "NHS in England" from the institution list
4) Enter your NHS OpenAthens username and password
5) Click on "Browse all titles in your subscription"
Request an article
Before you request an article, please make sure you check that it is not already available with your NHS OpenAthens username and password.
Once you have checked, fill in this form to request an article:Newcomb Library request an article form
Request a book
If you would like to request a inter-library loan for a book that is not available in the Newcomb Library catalogue, please complete the form below. Please note that this service costs £2.00 per item.
Please make sure you have checked that your item is not in stock in the catalogue before submitting your request.Newcomb Library request a book form
Request a literature search
If you are searching the literature for a work-related project, this can be both challenging and time-consuming.
Let us do it for you!
Our Literature Search service uses the skills and expertise of qualified librarians who carry out searches on your behalf. This FREE service is available to any Homerton staff working on quality improvement and service development projects or to support patient care.
Please use this form to request a searchNewcomb Library Literature Search Form
Learn to search the literature for yourself, by booking onto a course with us.
Alternatively, you can learn how to do a literature search online at: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/literature-searching/
How to join the library
Want to join the Library?
Please complete our membership form.Membership application form
BMJ Best Practice App
Want to download the ?
1. Go to the BMJ Best Practice website. Click on "Log-in", Select 'Access through your institution' Type in search box 'NHS in England'.
2. Click "Create account" for a personal account or "Log in" if you already have an account.
3. Visit the Apple or Google Play store to search for and download the app.
4. Use your BMJ Best Practice "personal account" details to sign in and download the content.
Downloading the app at Homerton Hospital? Connect to NHS wi-fi, download the BMJ Best Practice app and set up your personal acccount or log in through the app.
BMJ blogpost about BMJ Best Practice
Watch a quick video on how to download the BMJ Best Practice app via OpenAthens: https://bcove.video/2JzSASm
Learn more about BMJ Best Practice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyorTazib1A&feature=youtu.be