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Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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The Library and Knowledge Service has a number of ways to keep busy health care staff up to date with the steady flow of evidence. Below is a selected list of resources and services available for your use. For all resources visit the Library and Knowledge Service website.

To access most of the online resources listed you will need an *OpenAthens account. Register for your account at OpenAthens.

*Note: access may be limited to specific organisations; contact us for advice.


  • Arulkumaran S S. Munro Kerr’s Operative Obstetrics. 13th ed. Elsevier, 2020. View the online book.
  • Magowan B A. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 4th ed. Elsevier, 2019. View the online book.
  • Nucci M R. Gynecologic Pathology: A Volume in Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series. 2nd ed. Elsevier, 2021. View the online book.
  • Symonds I. Essential Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 6th ed. Elsevier,2020. View the online book.

See the full collection of books on the library’s catalogue.

Clinical Images  Anatomy and physiology online, including interactive 3D models and narrated animations.

Evidence-Based Clinical Summaries

  • BMJ Best Practice This combines the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion. Regularly updated, it draws on the latest evidence based research to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention. Link to the App.
  • Cochrane Clinical Answers – clinically focussed research from Cochrane Reviews. Each CCA contains a clinical Q&A with data on outcomes relevant to healthcare professionals and links to graphics.
  • UpToDate Anywhere An evidence-based clinical decision support resource to support decisions at the point of care. Register for a personal account via BSUH Intranet. Link to the App.

Exam Preparation and Clinical Skills

We provide access to various online exam resources, including BMJ OnExamination and PassMedicine. Full details are on our website at Study for Exams.

You can also access evidence-based nursing procedures at or The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures.

Evidence Searching

We provide evidence to answer questions about patient care, service improvement, research and clinical teaching. Recent searches for Obstetrics and Gynaecology include:

  • Safety, success, and complication rates of hysterectomy in patients who have had previous pelvic radiotherapy.”
  • Long acting reversible contraception in vulnerable groups.
  • Women presenting to gynae oncology or peritoneal TB mimicking gynae disease.
  • Passive second stage in women in labour.

To request a search, please fill in the request an evidence search form.

Information Skills Teaching

We offer a wide range of skills sessions to support evidence based healthcare. For more information, see the teaching section on our website or email:


Save yourself time and ensure you are up-to-date on the latest developments with KnowledgeShare, our award-winning current awareness service. It also links you with colleagues in other trusts to enable sharing of research and best practice on Obstetrics and Gynaecology. You can log into KnowledgeShare with your NHS OpenAthens account or email us on for more information.

See information on all our resources at the Library and Knowledge Service website.

Publication Date: July 2021

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