Our knowledge service is available to all staff and students on placement with us.

Please contact us via email at kmteam.penninecare@nhs.net or phone 0161 716 3249 for the following services:
  • Journal article requests
  • Literature searching
  • Health news and bulletins
All NHS staff and students also have free access to the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub. This includes a wide range of books, journals and databases, plus NICE guidelines, BMJ Best Practice documents and more. Use the search bar at the bottom of the page to browse our available resources.

To access this resource, you will need an OpenAthens username and password. Register for OpenAthens for free.

Staff can also access NHS libraries in Greater Manchester for:

  • Study space
  • Borrowing books (maximum of 3)
  • Photocopying (may be a charge)

Other services may be available at the discretion of the library manager. Search for a library.

You can also visit the NHS library and knowledge services website. This site includes links to websites which provide reliable health information, including advice on supporting a range of individuals during the coronavirus pandemic.   
PCFT staff and students can access their instance of the hub via this link https://library.nhs.uk/penninecare or via the search box below:


Searching: Health and Care Evidence