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 

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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.


A mobile app for EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™ is now available. Designed to provide library users with an easy way to access library resources, the new app makes scholarly research more convenient. Integrating the most popular features of our desktop interface, your users will be able to:

  • Quickly conduct searches and save articles for later reference.

  • Pull up previously saved (or previously viewed) search results.

  • Stay organized with access to saved items across devices.

  • Share article details or links with our mobile-friendly options.

  • Coming Soon: Download and read EBSCO eBooks™.

The app can be downloaded and installed from either of the following:


Instructions on how to install and activate the app can be found here:

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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:


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.