Resources for internationally trained staff

Staff from across the world are vitally important to the NHS. Your library service is here to support you throughout your career in the UK, helping you to find, access and use the evidence that you need for clinical practice and your personal and professional development.

Finding Information and Evidence

  • NHS Knowledge and Library Huba single gateway for seamless access to a range of high quality knowledge and evidence resources all in one place. Sign in with your OpenAthens account to view the full range of resources available to you. Find out more about the Knowledge and Library Hub. 
  • Trip Pro: a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. Sign in with your Open Athens account to access the Pro version.
  • Clinical Key: (LTHT only, sign in with Open Athens to access): a medical search engine that runs right from your browser via desktop or mobile device and gives you instant access to:
    • Full-text reference books and journals including top titles such as Gray’s Anatomy, Goldman’s Cecil Medicine, Braunwald’s Heart Disease, The Lancet and Mayo Clinic Proceedings
    • Clinical Overviews that provide succinct, easy-to-navigate summaries for quick answers
    • Drug monographs
    • Medical and procedure videos and images
    • Customizable patient education handouts
    • Practice guidelines
    • Clinical calculators and more
  • BMJ Best Practice (sign in with OpenAthens to access): one of the world's most trusted resources for day-to-day practice, used by multiprofessional care teams worldwide.
    • Search by detailed symptom or a broader clinical topic
    • Share information and discuss treatment options with patients using our accredited patient leaflets
    • Stay current and support your professional development. Record reading with automatic CME/CPD tracking to support revalidation and appraisals
    • Reassurance whenever and wherever you need it, with online, mobile and offline access via the Best Practice app.

Study Skills

Undertaking advanced qualifications which require academic research and writing can be challenging, especially if you have not studied in the UK before. Academic writing style is different to everyday written communication. It needs to have a formal tone, and present clear arguments in a logical way. It does not need to be overly complicated, but does need to be well planned, accurate, focussed and proofread.

We have lots of resources to support staff who are returning to study, which you can browse in our Study Skills Topic Guide.

This includes lots of books you can borrow to support you to develop your study skills. 

LTHT staff can also book on to Taught student workshops and webinars  from Skills@Library at the University of Leeds. This is a programme of in person and online teaching sessions on a wide range of academic skills, from taking notes on your reading to improving your academic writing. 


An OpenAthens account gives all NHS staff and learners access to a wide range of online resources.