This will affect access Refworks and the Proquest database platforms for NHS staff members. Access may be available sooner than the published end time depending on completion of testing.
If you have used your NHS OpenAthens account to conduct and save searches on MEDLINE or PSYCINFO using either the NICE Evidence Healthcare Database Advanced Search (HDAS) or the Ovid SP platform you will need to take action before the end of March.
Changes will shortly be made to the suppliers of these databases following a national reprocurement. The Healthcare Database Advanced Search (HDAS) interface functionality will remain largely unchanged but there will be a significant impact on saved searches.
Any saved searches on MEDLINE or PSYCINFO made on the HDAS (Healthcare Databases Advanced Search) platform or the OvidSP platform will stop working on 30th March. To avoid loss of your searches they need to be saved externally and re-run when the databases are fully operational.
As a consequence of the change of suppliers MEDLINE and PSCYINFO will no longer be available on OvidSP via OpenAthens. HDAS will likely be the best alternative interface offering integration with EMBASE. Medline will be available via the HDAS, Proquest or EBSCO interfaces.
If you experience any problems or have any further questions, please contact email@example.com
The recent problems with accessing Proquest resources should now have been resolved. NHS staff should find they are able to log in with their NHS Athens details. If you do have any problems with this resource please contact Karen John-Pierre (firstname.lastname@example.org)