Services for Surgical Team Members
Who does this apply to?
Royal College of Surgeons of England surgical team members.
The following roles within the surgical care team are entitled to surgical team membership:
- Surgical Care Practitioners;
- Surgical First Assistants;
- Physician Associates;
- Advanced Nurse Practitioners;
- Advanced Clinical Practitioners.
Surgical team members can access key sources of surgical and professional information using their College login.
ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine with a “Google-style” interface enabling access to:
- over 600 full text e-journals;
- over 1000 e-textbooks and reference manuals;
- over 17,000 medical and surgical videos;
- over 2 million images that can be used for teaching and presentations.
Users can save articles and book chapters as pdf files to read later by completing a one-off registration within the resource. We also offer illustrated help on accessing ClinicalKey.
Visible Body: Human Anatomy Atlas
Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas is a 3D interactive anatomy visualisation and education tool that includes all the body systems, gross anatomy, and select microanatomy. This available online and as a mobile app for iOS or Android.
Wiley Nursing and Medical Journals online
The RCS England Library subscribes to the Wiley Nursing and Medical Collection, providing full text access to over 400 peer-reviewed journals. Search for specific titles using the Surgical Library. Alternatively you can download a full list of Wiley Nursing and Medical Collection titles.
Other online resources
You can also search across thousands of journals using Ovid MEDLINE, Embase and HMIC, setting up search alerts to email you the latest research in your area of interest. Where possible, there are links between search results and the full text of journal articles. We also offer access to TripPro, a highly-regarded repository of evidence, and Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy, a popular video series on anatomy.
If the Library does not subscribe to a given journal online, surgical team members can request articles for a fee via the Document Delivery service.
Booking an appointment
Surgical team members can book a 1-to-1 appointment with a member of the Library team for advice on using our resources and services and with building and running your own literature searches. If you would like to book an appointment, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointments can be made for 9am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
If you are visiting the College, face-to-face consultations are possible. Please email us at email@example.com before your visit to arrange an appointment.
The Members’ Library is open 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Thursday; you can check for changes on the Library calendar on Surgical Library. Please ask for the Library at the ground floor Reception Desk on arrival.