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About And Using This Guide

Welcome to the subject guide for the Allied Health Professions (AHP). The guide includes resources and information for Diagnostic Radiography, Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Operating Department Practice and Paramedic Science. It also includes resources on Healthcare Management and Leadership.

The guide is intended to help you find books and journal articles and will give you some tips about using information resources. It brings together all the relevant resources for your subject area, to save you time looking for them yourself. It also contains information about Professional Bodies and other organisations relevant to the professions.

Using the guide: simply click on the relevant tab and this will take you to the page where you will have other options to choose from. In the 'Databases' tab you will find links to the relevant databases for AHP research. It is important to use these for your academic work as they contain the most up to date research for your field.

Depending on your topic of study, you may find these other guides useful too:

Biosciences & Chemistry

Education & Autism

Food & Nutrition (particularly for Dietetics and Occupational Therapy)

Nursing & Midwifery

Sport (particularly for Physiotherapy)

Big Read Survey

New Trial Database: Oxford Research Encylopedia of Communication

Digimap Society

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NHS Athens

What is NHS Athens?
With your Athens Username & password, healthcare students from the date of commencement of an education programme which involves practice and placement within NHS provider services, for the duration of their programme are able to access additional NHS databases and journals online. You should  receive an email in your first year early in semester 1 detailing the username & password.

What are the benefits?

Some of the databases are the same as at SHU (e.g. CINAHL, MEDLINE) but there are some that may provide additional information e.g. EMBASE.  When you login to NICE journals and databases you will see a list of what is on offer. If you intend to work within the NHS, these resources will become your professional library.

You can also access e-Learning for Healthcare, an education programme for the NHS workforce providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce.

What is my username?

Your NHS Athens username is nhsacshu followed by your Sheffield Hallam Unversity username, e.g. nhsacshub1234567.  If you don't know your password, go to the forgotten password page and enter your SHU email address (e.g. to be emailed a replacement password.  Contact if you have any problems. New NHS OpenAthens accounts were set up 11 Jan 2019.

NB: Staff need to contact  to ask for an account to be created.

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