Library services and educational resources for trainees

This is a list of education resources including NHS library locations and other useful information.

Publication date:
01 April 2020
Date range:
1 April 2020 - 1 April 2021

Information and resources

The Library Catalogue

All NHS libraries in Kent & Medway use the same online catalogue which you can find here. when you register with a library, a PIN will be issued to you so that you can renew and request books online.

By joining the NHS library most convenient to you, you can gain access to:

  • the latest health-related books and journals
  • information about Athens registration
  • literature databases, e-journals and e-books
  • mediated literature searches
  • research support

Clinical Key

Clinical Key is a comprehensive, trusted, and fast way to search for answers drawn from one of the largest collections of clinical resources. Every medical and surgical specialty is covered; search for full-text articles, journals, e-books, guidelines, and much more.

You can access Clinical Key via your Athens account – it will be in your list of resources.


e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) is a Health Education England (HEE) Programme working in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce.

Use your Athens account to register here

Access to resources via Open Athens

To access KMPT purchased journals online, you will need to self register for an Open Athens user name and password. Click on self register.

Athens also gives you access to nationally and regionally purchased resources.

KMPT Resource rooms, PC suites and a selection of literature available

KMPT resource rooms
Address Telephone
Little Brook Hospital
Archery House
Bow arrow Lane
Dartford DA2 6PB 
01622 622222
Ext 3545
Britten House
High street
Gillingham ME7 1AL
Eastern and Coastal Area Offices
St Martins Hospital
Littlebourne Road
Canterbury CT1 1AZ
01227 812037
01227 812189

KMPT Cloud – IT access on the go

To access the KMPT Cloud, but you will need to log a call with IT at KMPT to obtain a 4 digit pin code to use together with your existing KMPT login username and password. This will enable you to log onto the KMPT network and access your emails, files and drives anywhere outside the Trust via an internet connection.

Audit and research

Please approach your consultant & College tutor if you are interested in taking up an audit/research project. DME, Dr Aamer Sarfraz is always keen to provide support and advise to trainees in this matter.

The Medical Education Research Forum (MERF) is held every four months and is a Deanery acknowledged dedicated and mandatory forum for higher trainees. It is also attended by other trainees and trainers who are interested in research.

MRCPsych Course

The Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Diploma (PGDip) and the Masters (MSc) in Psychiatry have been developed as part of the Clinical Specialties Programme within Brighton and Sussex Medical School and are jointly validated by the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex.

The courses are designed for part-time study.

The MSc course provides the opportunity for students to gain academic qualifications at Postgraduate level and have a structured research experience. All CT1s are expected to enrol on Brighton and Sussex Medical School’s Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatry which will be fully funded by HEKSS.

KMPT provide regular teaching on a Thursday which is exam focussed and relevant to the different papers. Trainees also have CASC practice and CASC Mock exams which are excellent preparation tools and all trainees are encouraged to attend from the start of core training.