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Point of Care Tools for Cardiff and Vale UHB Staff Clinical Key & UpToDate

4 August 2016

Find Clinical Key and UpToDate on the Clinical Portal on any Cardiff and Vale UHB networked PC.

clinical key

Clinical Key is an online search tool which gives access to key point clinical summaries, 600+ journals, 1,150+ books, systematic reviews, practice guidelines, patient information and 18,000 videos and images relating to all medical and surgical specialities. This current, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information is updated daily.



UpToDate is a clinical decision support resource that provides answers to clinical questions on over 10,000 topics in over 22 medical specialties. UpToDate topic reviews cover all of the major aspects of a particular condition, including symptoms, tests, diagnosis and treatment options. Patient information materials are also available.


Athens accounts

Both resources are available off site using an Athens account.  You can self register for an Athens account via the Cardiff and Vale UHB intranet  or the internet  For help, please email  or

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