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The Queen Elizabeth unit at The Royal London

Queen Elizabeth Unit staff can find the latest advice and information on the management and treatment of COVID-19, as well as online access to clinical skills training and critical care procedural guidance, in this special guide brought to you by the team at Barts Health Knowledge and Library Services

Our team have identified the following key resources, which should be available to you on and off the hospital site. Most of these resources are freely available; however, some may require a special login (OpenAthens). If you don't have an OpenAthens account register here

For support and advice on accessing and using any of these resources, or if you have a question about anything else, please contact us at

BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool, uniquely structured around the patient consultation, with advice on symptom evaluation, tests to order and treatment approach. BMJ Best Practice have developed a COVID-19 topic guide


DynaMed is a clinical decision support tool, providing summaries for over 3,000 disease and condition topics, and incorporating over 1,000 drug topics. Updated daily, it includes guidelines from NICE, SIGN and Royal Colleges. Access the latest clinical evidence on the Novel Coronavirus from DynaMed® topic guide.


UpToDate is a time saving, evidence-based, clinical decision support tool which can be used at the point of care. It contains all the internal medicine sub-specialties all in one resource. The Coronavirus topic on UpToDate is available free worldwide in English is an online educational resource supporting training and best practice in clinical skills procedures. All guidelines are presented in a highly illustrated step-by-step format. Procedures include guidelines for: Respiratory Care, Specimen Collection, Intravenous Therapy, Cannulation and Venepuncture and many more. Access requires a login contact us for more information.

Royal Marsden Clinical Nursing Skills Manual

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures is online manual of nursing procedures compiled from the latest clinical evidence. The Manual includes over 350 evidence-based clinical procedures related to every aspect of care, from handwashing to observations including respiratory assessment.


BNF & BNFcThe BNF is a rapid reference resource for information on the selection, prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines generally prescribed in the UK. Access to both formularies is free via the NICE website.

Access BNF

Evidence and Information Searches

Our staff carry out evidence and clinical searches to support you, whether you need materials for research or patient care purposes. This is a free service provided by Barts Health Knowledge and Library Services. Contact us for more information or to request a search.