library apps

Click on the icons below to access information about electronic applications. In some cases you may need an OpenAthens username and password to fully use the application, you can register for OpenAthens by selecting the "OpenAthens" icon.

This page is designed to provide a selection to Library and Knowledge Service users of what medical applications are available FREE to them with a small description to explain the application.

All applications are available to download onto your devices from either Google Play or itunes stores.

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The NICE British National Formulary (BNF) and The NICE British National Formulary for Children (BNFC)  apps provide easy access to the latest up-to-date prescribing information from the most widely-used medicines information resources within the NHS.

•Information and advice on the drug management of common conditions
•Details of medicines prescribed within the UK with reference to their uses, cautions, contra-indications, side-effects, doses and relative costs
•Advice on prescribing, monitoring, dispensing and administering medicines
•Search for drugs by name using the auto-complete search
•Receive notifications when new editions or updates are available
•Bookmark content for easy access
•Once downloaded and activated, the apps do not rely on a network connection and will provide direct offline access to the latest version of the BNF and BNFC.
OpenAthens user name and password.


The NICE guidance app gives you offline access to all of NICE's guidance products, organised by clinical or public health topic, the app allows you to search, browse and explore all of NICE's current guidance within one handy app. 


• Search, browse and explore all of NICE's current guidance
•Bookmark sections for ease of access
•Email sections to yourself or colleagues 

DynaMed is an evidence-based clinical information resource available online. It offers specific, detailed answers to clinical questions. 


  • Access point-of-care clinical information on the go

  • Search, browse and explore all of NICE's current guidance

  • Bookmark sections for ease of access

  • Email sections to yourself or colleagues 

Accessing the DynaMed App

Instructions on how to download and access the app can be found here:


To use the app you will need to access DynaMed from a Trust computer click on the Mobile button and input your email address to get an authentication key.


EBSCOhost provides databases and online resources  to thousands of institutes, through access to online journals and tools.


  • Easily searchable mobile interface incorporating key functionality.

  • Access a large variety of content

  • Save PDF’s

  • Email saved articles


To use the App you will need to Authenticate it. 
1. Login to OpenAthens and go to
2. Select new service and EBSCOhost Research Databases  Select the databases wanted.
3. Select Ebscohost iphone and Android Applications
4. Check your email and follow instructions for authentication


The Resuscitation Council (UK) iResus provides the most up to date guidance in the hands of those who need it. 


  • Automatic detection and download of updated guidelines.

  • Receive Alerts issued by the UK Resuscitation Council direct to your phone.

  • Keep abreast of developments in the field of resuscitation through the app's news feature.

  • Select which guidelines you are interested in by choosing your own topics of interest.


Medscape Mobile provides the most comprehensive set of tools to support clinicians with all of their professional needs, including decision-making support at the point-of-care, medical news and perspectives from thought leaders across medicine, engaging CME courses to support professional development, and much more.


  • Drug Calculator 

  • Drug Interaction Checker

  • Medical Calculations

  • Formulary Information

  • Disease & Condition Reference

  • Procedure Reference

  • Medline

  • Medical News

  • Offline Access

  • Medical Directory

  • Save & Share articles

Please be aware this is an American based App.

Requires Sign up.


Park App allows you to plan your journey ahead of your appointment.


  • Parking Zones

  • Available parking spaces

  • Disabled parking locations

  • Drop off bays

  • Parking charges


  • Public transport offers!


Requires Sign up

Touch Surgery

Medical Surgery Simulator app to practice medical surgery any time anywhere.

Practice medicine for free anytime, anywhere!
Learn operations with clear step-by-step guides
Experience realistic surgical environments created with state-of-the-art 3D graphics 
Track your results and measure your progress
Approved by leading surgeons and academic institutions
Access to the largest database of procedures
Build a personalised library of procedures
Share your progress with fellow professionals
Master new techniques from top physicians
Join the largest worldwide community of surgeons
Identify and learn more about specific tissues, muscles, bones and instruments


ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine from Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. When every second counts, ClinicalKey knows what clinicians need: fast answers built on trusted evidence.  ClinicalKey’s Smart Search technology understands specific questions and pulls the most clinically relevant results from more than 1,000 reference books, 600 journals, 2,900 drug monographs, 17,000+ videos and more. Clinicians can always be sure they are applying the right evidence for each unique patient scenario.

Persistent login
Intuitive search with auto-suggest
Ability to bookmark and save items
Access to full-text books, full-text journals, guidelines, multimedia and more


Accessing the App

First, create your own account. 

Log in to ClinicalKey using your OpenAthens username and password. All new users then need to “Activate” their account by clicking on the Trust name in the top right of the screen. Click on 'Activate' and complete the registration. 

Download the app from the Apple or Google Play store. Once downloaded, open the app. If prompted select your region as Global. Scroll down to the OpenAthens login. Enter your details. You should now be connected.


'Read by QxMD' provides a single place to keep up with new medical & scientific research, read outstanding topic reviews and search PubMed. 


  • Get full text PDFs with one tap

  • Keep up with the latest new research that will impact your practice

  • Browse through 1000s of outstanding topic reviews

  • Search millions of articles from PubMed and our database of outstanding topic reviews

  • Read your favorite journals or browse article collections.

  • Access full text through your university/institutional subscription or via open access publishers

  • Share articles with colleagues over email, Twitter and Facebook

  • Organize and review your personal collection of articles

Access free for Individual and can connect to Library OpenAthens account when connecting to Institution.


Ranked one of the best clinical decision support tools for health professionals worldwide (

BMJ Best Practice takes you quickly and accurately to the latest evidence-based information, whenever and wherever you need it.

Their step by step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention is updated daily using robust evidence based methodology and expert opinion.

BMJ Best Practice supports you in implementing good practice.

Information on how to download the app can be found here: