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This guide aims to provide information about the resources and services we provide which are particularly relevant for Doctors in all specialties

Accessing HSE Library Electronic Resources

Register for 24/7 access to our electronic resourcesdatabases, point of care tools, ebooks, ejournals

Your HSE Health Library Ireland account allows you to borrow books and use the electronic resources (e-books, databases, e-journals, point of care tools..) both on and off the HSE network. A valid email address and your HSE employee number is required for registration.

You can access the electronic resources listed on the library homepage

Access our Help and Guides or register for a Training Session to learn more.

Library FAQs and Virtual Desk

Have a question about our Library services or resources?

Use our Help Desk to contact Library staff

Check out the list of Frequently Asked Questions

Resource Spotlight

    BMJ Case Reports Journal


BMJ Case Reports is a journal which provides cases in all disciplines and particularly around aspects of differential diagnosis, decision making, management, clinical guidelines and pathology.  It aims to provide easy access to clinically important information on common and rare conditions.

Our Library service is an Institutional Fellow of BMJ Case Reports. This enables staff and students within our institution to submit cases for publication without any additional charges being incurred. Please note that this does not include Open Access publication of a Case, which may incur an additional cost.  

Contact your Local Library for the fellowship code required as part of the submission process and learn more about how you can submit your case for publication within BMJ Case Reports. 

Request an Evidence Search

Health Library Ireland Evidence delivers literature searches and evidence summaries for employees and programmes throughout the HSE to enable evidence-informed decisions at the point of need. 

We accept questions relating to patient care, service design and quality improvement, policies, procedures, protocols or guidelines, continuing professional development, and formal health research projects such as clinical trials or systematic reviews.

We do not accept requests relating to personal academic study. 

Submit your request using this online form.

Please note that this service is not provided for academic course work, but Library staff provide training on literature searching and the use of Library resources.

National Centre for Clinical Audit (NCCA)

In April 2022 a National Centre for Clinical Audit (NCCA) was established. 

The NCCA was formed following on from the publication of the HSE National Review of Clinical Audit Report in 2019. It is responsible for implementing the report’s recommendations:

  • National Governance for Clinical Audit
  • Local Governance for Clinical Audit
  • Education and Training for Clinical Audit
  • Education and Training Resources for Clinical Audit
  • Legislative Changes affecting Clinical Audit

How to complete a clinical audit

See information here in HSE National Centre for Clinical Audit:  Clinical Audit a practical guide 2023.

A printed copy of the book is also available and can be borrowed. 

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