Welcome to users from Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust.

This page is to help RDaSH staff link to resources and services provided by the DBTHFT Knowledge, Library & Information Service.


Want to join the library?  Request an article or book?  Ask for an evidence search?

Click the picture below or follow this link to download the form you need (be aware that the electronic forms may not work on IOS devices)


A brief guide to the services we provide for staff from RDASH – click the picture or follow this link to download


BMJ Best Practice is ranked one of the best clinical decision support tools for health professionals worldwide.

It takes you quickly and accurately to the latest evidence-based information in over 30 specialties, whenever and wherever you need it.

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

Click on the logo to open BMJ Best Practice or click here for more information.

Bite-Sized guide – For a quick guide to the features available and how to use them, click here.

ATHENS: You may find that you need to log into NHS Athens to get access – register for an account in a couple of minutes here.


For those staff who wish to, and are able, the Library and Learning Resource Centre at DRI (and Bassetlaw) offers a comfortable environment for quiet study.

For more information click the picture or follow this link.



This lists books, e-books, journals and other items held in the libraries at Bassetlaw Hospital and Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

To search the library catalogue and access your account, click the picture or follow this link.


NHS Athens gives you access to a platform hosting Oxford University Press’ prestigious medical titles. This resource brings together online texts by world-renowned authors. Over 1,000 books available, many of which include exclusive digital tools such as videos to further enrich your learning and practice.

Click the picture or this link to take a look. NHS Athens account required – register in a couple of minutes here.


Over 1000 health related journals are available to browse online.

For more information on how to get access, click the picture or follow this link

NHS Open Athens

You might see “Athens” mentioned a lot on our pages.  That’s because Open Athens is a gateway to a huge array of information resources – some provided by the NHS nationally and some locally by the trust.

It takes a couple of minutes to set up an account and then you’ll have full access to resources like BMJ Best Practice, Medline, CINAHL, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, The Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection  and many others – just click here.

When your account is setup, look for your Resources page and explore! And if you want any help, contact the Library.


The service provides several Current Awareness Services that eligible staff may request to subscribe to:

Daily Health Bulletin

This is a daily (Mon-Fri) e-mail alert for NHS Libraries of key NHS, NICE and other health related organisations and government departments.

Specialty Specific Current Awareness Bulletins

These are produced regularly, highlighting the key information from a wide range of sources and would be e-mailed out to you as a pdf with links to the source articles. Click the links below for samples of the latest articles in each topic:

Cancer Services Bulletin

Commissioning Bulletin

Dementia Bulletin

Infection Control Bulletin

Innovation & Improvement Bulletin

Maternity & Obstetrics Bulletin

Mindfulness Bulletin

Paediatrics Bulletin

Palliative Care Bulletin

Shared Learning Bulletin

To find out more or sign up, click the picture or this link to see our Current Awareness page.


If you would you like to receive details of new books added to library stock in any of several subject areas simply email for details on how to sign up dbth.dri.library@nhs.net

Current subject areas include:
Anatomy & Physiology
Clinical audit
Geriatric medicine
Medical Ethics
Medical Revision
Patient safety
Psychiatry and Mental health
Reflective practice

To sign up, contact dbth.dri.library@nhs.net stating “New Book Alerts” in the subject heading and let us know which areas you would like to receive notifications about, or alternatively check the relevant boxes on this form and return to the library at either DRI or Bassetlaw.


We produce a regular newsletter to keep you up to date with changes in the library service, new resources, training and anything else we think you might need to know about us.

Click on the link below to download the latest issues:

Knowledge and Library Service Newsletter Issue 5 Winter 2018

Knowledge and Library Service Newsletter Issue 4 Spring 2018

Knowledge and Library Service Newsletter Issue 3 Autumn 2017


The Knowledge & Library Service maintains a Publications Register of published articles, books and chapters written by RDaSH and DBTH trust staff.

You can access the Publications Register by clicking on the picture or this link.

Click “Enter Library”and in the News and Information section, look for the link to “Publications Register”.

Publications can be searched by author.

The entries are being updated monthly – if you have published something we may have missed, please e-mail the details so that it can be followed up:  dbth.publications@nhs.net


The Library can help you with your Nursing and Midwifery Revalidation – the process that all nurses and midwives in the UK now need to follow to maintain their registration with the NMC.

The Knowledge, Library & Information Service is here to help you – for full details of how we can support you and our collection of useful resources (books, journal articles, videos, podcasts) – take a look at our Revalidation Support webpage by clicking the picture, or this link.

For further information about any aspects of our service please contact:

Library & Learning Resource Centre, DRI
Tel: 01302 642894
E-mail: dbth.dri.library@nhs.net

Library & Learning Resource Centre, Bassetlaw Hospital
Tel: 01909 572917
E-mail: dbth.bas.library@nhs.net

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