Elsevier to provide Point of Care tools for NHS Wales

This agreement will see the implementation of Elsevier’s ClinicalKey, ClinicalKey Nursing and Journals Consult solutions for all NHS Wales employees

London, October 4, 2018

Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, has been awarded an NHS Wales Tender for Point of Care tools.

Elsevier’s e-resources, ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey Nursing, were accessible from Monday, October 1 to all 92,000+ NHS Wales staff, including clinicians and health professionals, contract holders, community pharmacists, dentists, and hospice workers; students on placement and departments of Welsh Government. This follows an expansion of the NHS Wales e-Library for Health which is managed by NHS Wales Informatics Service.

ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey Nursing will be available to all NHS Wales staff instantly from within the NHS Wales network through the e-Library intranet site (accessible on NHS Wales network only) and via OpenAthens from home or public Wi-Fi via the e-Library internet site.

The e-Library is aimed at supporting effective healthcare delivery by providing evidence-based, relevant, and timely information to NHS Wales staff. This expansion of the e-Library will ensure it continues to improve learning, education and training culture, service, research and development, and innovation within NHS Wales.

“The NHS Wales Informatics Service recognizes that clinicians need access to current, credible information and search tools to provide the best evidence-based care to their patients,” said Tim Hawkins, Managing Director, Clinical Solutions EMEALAAP, Elsevier. “With ClinicalKey suite of solutions, we’re pleased to support NHS Wales with the most relevant and recent healthcare information. ClinicalKey empowers healthcare professionals to deliver a more collaborative, consistent care experience that supports more positive clinical outcomes.”

ClinicalKey improves and standardizes clinical care and saves time by delivering fast, concise answers and deep access to evidence whenever and wherever healthcare professionals require. ClinicalKey is updated on a daily basis as new information is published, ensuring that every decision made is informed and based on the most current evidence. ClinicalKey ensures consistency in policy and practice by disseminating the latest evidence-based practice and with all the information in one place, duplication of content is avoided. Incorporating international guidelines such as NICE which ensures consistency in policy and practice, ClinicalKey supports better answers for important decisions with smart search capability providing healthcare professionals with relevant answers to direct diagnosis, to support point-of-care quick answers.


About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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