Health Information for London Online

HILO is your gateway to high-quality health information online compiled by the London Health Libraries network for NHS staff.

It provides a single access point for both national and London resources. From here you can search databases,browse and download ejournals and ebooks, find resources for evidence-based practice, find out how to get in touch with your local health library and learn more about using electronic resources.

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Health news

To see ALL the resources that you are entitled to access - including those purchased regionally and locally - login with OpenAthens. Check your eligibility.


MyJournals provides an A-Z list of all the full text electronic journals available to you.

ebooks from MyiLibrary

Online access to the full text of over 400 eBooks including titles from major publishers.

ebooks from ebrary

Online access to additional collection of books

Faculty Development Virtual collection

Resources designed to support the work of all clinical teachers, trainers and supervisors in London.

Healthcare databases

Databases enable you to search for articles by topic. Results from searches will show access options and, when available, give you a link straight through to the full-text. 

NICE Evidence

A search engine providing easy access to evidence based resources.  With nopassword required it can be a very good place to start researching a topic.

The Cochrane Library

Freely available database of systematic reviews and clinical trials.

NICE British National Formulary (BNF) apps

The NICE British National Formulary (BNF) and NICE British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) apps are available on iTunes and Google Play. You will need to enter your NHS OpenAthens user name and password to activate the app and download the content.

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries

This service provides primary care practitioners with a readily accessible summary of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in respect of over 330 common and/or significant primary care presentations.

TRIP database

Turning Research into Practice is a bibliographic database bringing together online 'evidence-based' healthcare resources.

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