Welcome to the West Midlands Evidence Repository (WMER).

WMER is an online repository that is managed by a consortium of West Midlands NHS Library and Knowledge Services. Our aim is to collate, store and make available research and other non-traditional publications by our NHS organisations.

For more information about the Trusts see below:


Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is the lead provider for mental health, learning disability and autism services in the Black Country. Our Trust is made up of over 3,000 staff who provide care across 65 sites, which includes community bases and seven acute hospitals, across the boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

Our teams provide adult and older adult mental health services; specialist mental health services; child and adolescent mental health services; and learning disability services, across the whole of the Black Country. In Dudley, the Trust also provides community healthcare services for children, young people and families. Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is committed to creating happier and healthier communities across the Black Country, putting our patients, service users, and their carers, at the heart of all we do.



Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of physical, mental health and learning disability services to children and adults across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

We operate out of approximately 50 sites and provide inpatient, community and day clinics, as well as specialist services, to a population of about 1 million. On average, we see around 5,000 patients every day.

We were one of only seven mental health trusts that were named by NHS England and formed a part of the Global Digital Exemplar programme, allowing us to transform patient care through new technologies.

Alongside other Trusts, local government and the third sector, we are part of the Coventry & Warwickshire Health and Care Partnership which is designed to integrate care and better meet local health and care needs now and in the future.



Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Based in the heart of the Black Country, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of hospital and adult community services to the populations of Dudley. The Trust serves a population of around 450,000 people from three hospital sites at Russells Hall Hospital, Guest Outpatient Centre in Dudley, and Corbett Outpatient Centre in Stourbridge. The Trust provides the full range of secondary care services and some specialist services for the wider populations of the Black Country and West Midlands region. The Trust also provides specialist adult community-based care in patients’ homes and in more than 40 centres in the Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council community.

The purpose of our repository collection is to provide an index of Dudley Group staff publications, it will not focus on full text.



George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust provides a range of elective, non-elective, surgical, medical, women’s, children’s, diagnostic and therapeutic services to a population of more than 300,000 people. The hospital opened in 1948. The hub of the Trust is located on the outskirts of Nuneaton and its services cover a large footprint, including north Warwickshire, south west Leicestershire, and north Coventry. The Trust also provides a range of community services, delivered across Coventry, Warwickshire and Leicestershire. George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust is committed to supporting research to provide the very best care for its patients.



Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust is an integrated care organisation, dedicated to improving the lives of local people, to maintaining an outstanding reputation for teaching and education, and to embedding innovation and research. Our teams operate from multiple sites - City Hospital, Sandwell General Hospital, intermediate care hubs at Rowley Regis and Leasowes in Smethwick. Our community teams deliver care across Sandwell providing integrated services for children in schools, GP practices and at home, and offering both general and specialist home care for adults, in nursing homes and hospice locations. The Trust includes the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre (a supra-regional eye hospital), as well as the Pan-Birmingham Gynae-Cancer Centre, our Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre, and the regional base for the National Poisons Information Service – all based at City. Our new hospital – the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital – is currently under construction and is located on Grove Lane, on the Smethwick border with West Birmingham. MMUH will be opening in 2024.

The repository will reflect the wide range of traditional and non-traditional publications that the trust will be producing. Links to full-text articles, documents will be provided where available.



South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust

South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) provides the hospital services to South Warwickshire from four hospitals: Warwick Hospital, Leamington Spa Hospital, Stratford Hospital, and Ellen Badger Hospital. We also deliver out-of-hospital community services to the whole of Warwickshire serving a population of more than half a million from various clinics. At South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust, we are committed to operating a dynamic programme of clinical research to pave the way for new approaches to treatment and care.



University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to residents of Birmingham from four hospitals: Good Hope Hospital, Heartlands Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Solihull Hospital as well as specialist services at Birmingham Chest Clinic and in-patient care at Norman Power Centre. With over 20,000 members of staff, the Trust’s vision is to build healthier lives by improving the health of our patients and communities through delivering the best in clinical care, research, innovation and education.



University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is one of the UK's largest teaching Trusts responsible for managing two major hospitals in Coventry and Rugby, which between them serve a population of over a million people. University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is a teaching hospital, working in close partnership with Warwick Medical School and Coventry University to deliver healthcare education and research.



Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides local general hospital and community services to around 260,000 people in Walsall and the surrounding areas. We provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services from some 60 sites including health centres and GP surgeries. Covering Walsall and beyond, our multidisciplinary services include rapid response in the community and home-based care, so that those with long-term conditions and the frail elderly, can remain in their own homes to be cared for. Walsall Manor Hospital is an acute general hospital that has 550 acute beds and provides a wide range of services, including a 24-hour Urgent and Emergency Care Centre. Our Vision is, “To deliver exceptional care together to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities”. Visit our website for more information: