Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

New search tools added 26/01/2022- library.mailbox@nhs.net if you need assistance.

How to literature search for ARTICLES ON A SUBJECT (Databases)


How to find PRINT + ELECTRONIC BOOKS (SWIMS Catalogue)

This site is maintained and hosted by Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital and gives details of selected content for 
Professionals across the Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS health community.
Also see our clinical specialty pages 

If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources
please email library.mailbox@nhs.net.


SWIMS Library Catalogue

This is a regional NHS catalogue, so in location select
‘Plymouth, Derriford Hospital, PLY’
to limit your search to print books held at Discovery Library, Derriford.
The shelfmark will correspond with shelf in library collection.

If you are unable to visit the library in person please email library.mailbox@nhs.net to request postal delivery of required book(s)

Ebooks select your location based on your organisation :

Plymouth, Derriford Hospital, PLY (for UHP, Livewell and GP staff)
-South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust SWASFT
South Central Ambulance Service SCAS
You will need an NHS Athens login to to access ebooks.

You can also log in and renew your books here (if you have not already made a pin number for your library account follow the instructions on screen).

If we don’t have the book you require you can consider making a book request
(Service for registered borrowers, undertaking NHS work. Registration forms are available here).

Selected EDI ebooks below click title & login with NHS Athens

Adult Transgender Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Training Mental Health Professionals

Ageing, Diversity and Equality: Social Justice Perspectives

Allies and Advocates : Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Culture 

Autobiography on the Spectrum

The Beginner’s Guide to Being a Trans Ally

Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism

Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring

Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging

Building Communication and Independence for Children Across the Autism Spectrum

Can I tell you about gender diversity? A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

Caring for People with Learning Disabilities : A guide for non-specialist nurses

Case Studies in Clinical Practice with Trans and Gender Non-Binary Clients : A Handbook for Working with Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Communication Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome: Do We Speak the Same Language?

Communicating better with people on the autistic spectrum

Counselling Skills for Working with Gender Diversity and Identity

Counseling the Culturally Diverse

Design for Inclusivity


Diversity Beyond Lip Service : A Coaching Guide for Challenging Bias

Don’t Touch my Hair

The Equal Curriculum : The Student and Educator Guide to LGBTQ Health

The 5 disciplines of inclusive leaders

Gender Diversity and Non-Binary Inclusion in the Workplace: The Essential Guide for Employers

The good immigrant

Handbook for Culturally Competent Care

The Health Gap : The Challenge of an Unequal World

How Not To Be a Boy

How to be an Anti-Racist

Invisible Women

The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias

LGBTQ health research: theory, methods, practice

Me and White Supremacy : Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

Medicine and Religion: A Historical Introduction

(M)otherhood : On the choices of being a woman

The Neurodiverse Workplace

Overcoming Everyday Racism: Building Resilience and Wellbeing in the Face of Discrimination and Microaggressions

Person-centred practice in nursing and health care : theory and practice

Promoting the Health and Well-Being of People with Learning Disabilities

A Reflective Guide to Gender Identity Counselling

Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism

Religions, Culture and Healthcare: A Practical Handbook for Use in Healthcare Environments (2nd Ed.)

Social Work and Health Care Practice with Transgender and Nonbinary Individuals and Communities

Supporting the Physical Health Needs of People with Learning Disabilities

Supporting People Living with Dementia in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities

Supporting transgender and non-binary people with disabilities or illnesses

Supporting Trans People of Colour : How to Make Your Practice Inclusive

Sway : Unravelling Unconscious Bias

Trans and Non-binary Gender Healthcare for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Other Health Professionals

Transforming Lives: Health Initiatives in Faith Communities

Transgender Employees in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers

Transgender health: a practitioner’s guide to binary and non-binary trans patient care

Unbias : Addressing Unconscious Bias at Work

The Uncomfortable Truth About Racism

Use Your Difference to Make a Difference : How to Connect and Communicate in a Cross-Cultural World

White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race

Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees : What to Do, What Not to Do, and How to Help

Working with difference and diversity in counselling and psychotherapy

Print books

We have many print books that may be of interest by searching on our library catalogue, including but not limited to…

Anti-discriminatory practice : equality, diversity and social justice / Neil Thompson. 2021

Building an inclusive organization : leveraging the power of a diverse workforce / Stephen Frost, Raafi-Karim Alidina 2019.

Diversity and cultural awareness in nursing practice / edited by Beverley Braithwaite 2020.

Promoting equality : working with diversity and difference / Neil Thompson 2018.

Use your difference to make a difference : how to connect and communicate in a cross-cultural world / Tayo Rockson 2019

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How to literature search for ARTICLES ON A SUBJECT (Databases)

If you need an search assistance or training on the use of resources please 
contact Discovery Library.

AMED (via Ovid)– allied and complementary medicine including palliative care
BNI (via Proquest)– nursing, midwifery and community healthcare
CINAHL (via Ebsco)– nursing and allied health
Embase (via Ovid) – biomedical and pharmaceutical literature
Emcare (via Ovid) – nursing and allied health
HMIC (via Ovid) – healthcare management
Medline (via Ovid or via EBSCO)- biomedical, life sciences, allied health and pre-clinical sciences literature
PsycINFO (via Proquest) – psychological, social, behavioral sciences.
Social Policy and Practice (via Ovid)- health and social care

To access the NHS subscribed databases you will need an NHS Athens account.

  • Search Cochrane Library
    Collection of databases incl:

    -Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    -Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)

    Cochrane Clinical Answers

    that can be searched simultaneously and contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making

  • Search NHS Library and Knowledge Hub (Guide)
    Whilst it is advisable to search the databases above for more detailed and systematic searches, the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub can be used for more simple searches to find a couple of papers on a simple topic.

    To access content on the Library and Knowledge Hub you will need an NHS Athens account.

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To access articles you will need a NHS Athens account.


For each option you should either be able to

  • Access the fulltext of the article where we have a subscription to journal or
  • Complete a form to request a copy of an article not held
  • The ARTICLE TITLE via the Knowledge and Library Hub (Guide)

    If you have the article title please copy and paste into the main search box of the hub.
    If the title is a short title using common healthcare terms, then you might want to add the Author name and/or Journal title to the search to specify your chosen article.


    A Digital Object Identifier (DOI)  is a string of numbers, letters and symbols used to permanently identify an article or document and link to it on the web.
    It is usually in the format:
    The bit in italics which starts all DOIs can be ignored- please copy and paste the rest of your specific into the search box.

    A PubMed identifier (PMID) is a unique value assigned to each PubMed record usually 8 digits long

The search only includes journals for which organisation has a subscription.
If a journal is embargoed the embargoed article will still be listed but when you click to access content you will receive a article request form rather than the fulltext.

  • BROWSER EXTENSION to check all scholarly pages for local access via Nomad

Enter Plymouth (includes UHP, Livewell and GP options), South Western Ambulance or South Central Ambulance as organisation when asked.

Please note: On University Hospitals Plymouth and Livewell SW networked machines IT have already made Nomad automatically available via Microsoft Edge.
You will need to manually download to any other browsers you use on NHS Personal Device

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