KLS Hub- a one stop shop for information

Healthcare evidence and knowledge now a simple search away

The library is excited to announce the launch of the new national NHS Knowledge and Library Hub – making it easier for you to access the evidence.

Your new NHS Knowledge and Library Hub

NHS professionals make millions of health and care decisions every single day. The challenge of ensuring these decisions are based on the latest insight married with decades of evidence and research is being met head-on with the arrival of a brand-new online search.

The Health Education England funded NHS Knowledge and Library Hub brings together a vast range of databases, journals, NICE guidance and other support tools in one place. Designed to give quick and easy access through a secure online platform, we hope this will help practitioners, trainees and students with their professional development and evidence-based care.


It’s particularly useful for students on health-related courses (medicine, nursing, dentistry, allied health professions) who go on placement in NHS Trusts. It includes access to:

  • over 7,000 journals
  • books and e-publications, including Oxford University Press medical handbooks
  • one-click access to full-text, or request a copy from the library
  • clinical decision support tools such as BMJ Best Practice
  • NICE pathways and guidelines
  • databases like Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL and PsycInfo.

Streamlining the search for knowledge means that professionals only need to look in one place, rather than scouring multiple resources to find answers to the questions they face.

Offering an intuitive search experience for both quick and in-depth study, the Hub provides access to nationally and locally funded knowledge and evidence resources.

The Hub provides free access to all the HEE core content using NHS OpenAthens,


This means that, once they have signed in, users can tap into the same system wherever their placements and future career takes them.

Start your search, sign up for an OpenAthens account or contact the Library for more information.