The virtual faculty collection

In order to access the resources you will need to ensure that you have an NHS OpenAthens account.  OpenAthens is an access management system enabling eligible users to access professional academic resources.  If you are unsure about whether you already have an account, or you wish to set up an account please contact your OpenAthens Administrator for London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex based in East Sussex Healthcare Library Services:

You can also self-register for an OpenAthens account by following the instructions at:

When you have your OpenAthens account username and password, please consult the table below to access each of the journals and e-books separately.

Journal title

Issues available

American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

1998 onwards

BMC Medical Education

2001 onwards

British Journal of General Practice

12 month embargo

Clinical Teacher


2004 onwards

Education for Primary Care


2005 onwards


InnovAiT: education and inspiration for general practice


2008 onwards

International Journal of Nursing

2003 onwards

International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship

2015 onwards


Journal of Chiropractic Education

2006 onwards

Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing

1970 onwards

Journal of Continuing Education Topics and Issues

2010 onwards


Journal of Dental Education

2004 onwards

Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions

2006 onwards

Journal of Graduate Medical Education

2010 onwards

Journal of Interprofessional Care


1997 onwards

Medical Education


1966 onwards

Medical Education Online


1996 onwards

Medical Teacher


1997 onwards

Nurse Education in Practice

2003 onwards (with 2 month embargo)


Nursing Education Perspectives

2001 onwards


Open Nursing Journal

2007 onwards

Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care

2007 onwards

Teaching and Learning in Medicine


1997 onwards


There are also some relevant electronic books available to all staff across London only.

You must log in with your NHS OpenAthens username and password to read these ebooks.  Please follow the Athens link on the screen if you are not already logged in.





ABC of learning and teaching in medicine


Career counselling

Clinical supervision in the medical profession


Clinical uncertainty in primary care: the challenge of collaborative engagement


Coaching skills: a handbook


Contemporary theories of learning

Effective interprofessional education: development, delivery and evaluation


Engaging patients in healthcare


Evidence-based policy: a realist perspective


Handbook of clinical supervision: fundamental international themes


Improving workplace learning


Making social worlds: a communication perspective


The political economy of health care: where the NHS came from and where it could lead

Reflection in learning and professional development: theory and practice


Understanding medical education