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Athens - You can access UpToDate for free from anywhere with your Athens account. On the homepage, click 'Log In' at the top right and select 'Log In With Athens' from the drop-down menu. 

Trust-networked PC -  If you don't have an Athens account you can still access UpToDate, but only from computers on-site within East Kent Hospitals Trust. Use this method only if you have not yet signed up for an Athens account, or just need quick on-site access. 

What is UpToDate?

UpToDate is a highly regarded evidence based, peer reviewed information resource providing topic reviews (clinical knowledge summaries) that include a synthesis of the literature, the latest evidence, and specific recommendations for patient care. UpToDate's physician editors and authors review and update the content continuously. 

  • 7,400 topics in 13 medical specialties
  • 76,000 pages of text
  • References link to PubMed/Medline abstracts
  • 254,000 references
  • An integrated drug database, showing interactions and contra-indications


If you have found UpToDate useful, we'd love to hear from you. Please email comments to Mark Kerr, Clinical Librarian. 

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