Protopage is a new current awareness service provided by South Tees Hospitals library service. The library has created ‘portals’ (webpages) that contain information to help all members of staff keep-up-to-date.

The portals provide a dynamic web page (automatically updated) which present current information from a variety of internet resources (including journals) on a single page, along with help in assessing, presenting and utilising this information for work or study.

Please click on the tabs below to open the relevant page:

GeneralNICE GuidelinesA & EAnaesthesiaBariatricsBiochemistryCardiothoracicClinical EthicsClinical SupportCommunityCritical CareDementiaDermatologyDiabetesEBPGetting PublishedHaematologyHealth ManagementHistopathologyInfection ControlLearning and ResearchMedical PhysicsMentoringMicrobiologyNephrologyNeurosciencesNursingOncology and RadiotherapyOphthalmologyPain ManagementPalliative CareRadiologyRespiratory MedicineRevalidationRheumatologySubstance MisuseSurgeryTraumaWomen and ChildrenUseful Websites A-ZService User Information


Keep up to date with the latest journal articles

Want to get an email when your favourite journals are updated or when new issues come out? The library has subcribed to a service called JournalTOCs which gives you access to the Table of contents (TOCS) of over twenty three thousand journals. The journals cover a huge range of topics including Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacology, Business and Administration and Health and Safety. With JournalTOCs you can search, browse and follow journals so that you get an email listing the content for each new issue.

To register for the service, go to and click on the "Sign In" option and choose the register as a new user option. All you need to provide is an email address (if you use your NHS.NET email address library staff can help administer your account). Once registered you can choose to have email alerts sent to your NHS.NET email address or your private/home email address.

Or use the easy alternative - contact the library (James Cook 01642 854820 or Friarage 01609 762525) and we can set it up for you and manage your JournalTOCs account!


NICE Evidence services alerts

Creating alerts using NICE Evidence services advanced search

Email alerts can be set up for your favourite journals via NICE Evidence services healthcare databases advanced search. This requires an NHS Athens username and password. If you register from an NHS computer your username and password should be activated immediately. Click here to register for NHS Athens.

If you have registered already, but have forgotten your login details or require assistance in setting up alerts or RSS feeds please contact:

The James Cook University Hospital Please contact the learning resources librarian for further information. Email: Tel: 01642 854114

Friarage Hospital Please contact the librarian for further information. Email: Tel: 01609 762526