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The Trust Library provides a service to all staff of the South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

SCAS with ambulance

From 31st March 2018 your library services will be delivered via a national virtual service. 

RBH will continue to support your OpenAthens queries after this time.  There will be more detailed information to follow.

Once registered with RBH, use any NHS library in the Thames Valley and Wessex areas but we provide the 'added value' services such as document supply, literature search services and training.

To join the library please complete and return the library registration form on the right.

We have purchased more than 70 electronic books and journals for SCAS staff. To access these please follow the instructions in the e-books and e-journals guide on the right.

If you have any recommendations for books or journals please e-mail us.

Electronic resources


  • Amed / British Nursing Index / Cinahl / Embase / Health Business Elite / Health Management Information Consortium / Medline / PsycINFO
  • Cochrane Library

Click here to access the healthcare databases

Electronic Journals

For easy access and to see which titles are available see the A-Z list of nationally available Journals on the NICE Evidence Search - Journals & Databases   - see the E-Journals guide on right hand side of this page.

Training and Support

If you have any questions or require help using these resources please contact the Library Team.  To arrange formal group training please contact your local Education Team.

Mobile Apps

BNF & BNFc Apps
BNF & BNFc apps are available for mobile devices produced by NICE. Free to NHS staff throughout England - log in using NHS OpenAthens - can be downloaded from Apple iTunes or Google Android Marketplace. 

To access the above resources you need to register for an OpenAthens username and password – see the guide on the right hand side of this page.

Most of the above electronic resources and access to OpenAthens are available through NICE Evidence Search - Journals & Databases.


Current Awareness

Prehospital Emergency Services Current Awareness Update - commissioned by by the National Ambulance Research Steering Group 

Thames Valley & Wessex Public Health Bulletin - produced by NHS Libraries in Thames Valley & Wessex

Big Four Bulletin - weekly table of contents for the BMJ, Lancet, JAMA and New England Journal of Medicine, produced by Derby Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Useful Contacts

Trust Library
Trust Education Centre
Royal Berkshire 
NHS Foundation Trust
Craven Road

0118 322 7849


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