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Over 130 titles from Oxford University Press available

Health Education England’s national NHS Knowledge and Library Services team is funding online access to over 130 titles published by Oxford University Press (OUP). The e-books are particularly useful for NHS medical staff and students on placement.

The agreement covers all titles in the Oxford Medical Handbooks series as well as Oxford Handbooks in Nursing and the ‘Emergencies In…’ series. It also includes several key textbooks including the Oxford Textbook of Medicine.

Provision of this invaluable resource is part of the team’s commitment to providing a wide range of digital knowledge resources. The handbooks can now be accessed 24/7 by NHS healthcare staff via the HEE/OUP site using their NHS OpenAthens account.

Individual health trusts also have the option of subscribing to the full Oxford Specialist Handbook Collection at a reduced price.

Sue Lacey Bryant, National Lead for NHS Knowledge and Library Services in England said: “To achieve excellent patient care, staff and learners require seamless access to high quality knowledge resources.

“This series of OUP handbooks is a well-recognised and highly valued reference for clinicians and learners alike. Health Education England is delighted to make these e-resources readily available to the whole NHS healthcare workforce at any time of day or night”.

Alastair Lewis, Global Sales Director for OUP’s Academic Division said, ‘I’m really pleased that we have been able to reach this agreement with Health Education England. Now more than ever, we want to make sure that we’re providing our health professionals with the highest quality information as easily as possible’.

The agreement began on 1 April 2021 and lasts for three years.

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