Books Journals Current awareness
Databases Evidence-based Practice
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and gives details of selected information resources covering
for all NHS & NHS commissioned/commissioning staff across Plymouth
& SWASFT staff & students
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New print content added 24/04/2018 (click title to check availability)
Stahel, P. (2018) Surgical patient safety: a case-based approach. New York: London: McGraw-Hill Education.
New print content added 09/04/2018 (click title to check availability)
Woodward, S. (2017) Rethinking patient safety. Boca Raton, FL : Taylor and Francis. Also available as ebook (NHS Athens account required).
New ejournal content added 04/04/18
Health Services Research 2002-
International journal of health planning and management 1996-
Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 1997-
Journal of healthcare risk management 1997-
Milbank Quarterly 1997-
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)
Accelerating performance : how organizations can mobilize, execute, and transform with agility
Achieving high quality care : practical experience from NICE.
Accelerating health care transformation with lean and innovation : the Virginia Mason experience.
Advance your emergency department : leading in a new era.
Building a Culture of Patient Safety Through Simulation : An Interprofessional Learning Model
Clinical audit for doctors and healthcare professionals : a comprehensive guide to best practice as part of clinical governance
Clinical governance : improving the quality of healthcare for patients and service users
Creating a Lean Culture : Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions
Effective change manager’s handbook : essential guidance to the change management body of knowledge.
Essential Simulation in Clinical Education
The Field Guide to Understanding ‘Human Error’
Frugal Innovation : how to do more with less
Healthcare Reform, Quality and Safety : Perspectives, Participants, Partnerships and Prospects in 30 Countries
Human Factors in Healthcare: Level One
Human factors in the healthcare setting : a pocket guide for clinical instructors
Improving Patient Care : The Implementation of Change in Health Care
Innovations in Healthcare Management : Cost-Effective and Sustainable Solutions
Just culture : balancing safety and accountability
Launching and Leading Change Initiatives in Health Care Organizations : Managing Successful Projects
Leadership Journey in Health Care : Virginia Mason’s Story
Leading health care transformation : a primer for clinical leaders.
Leading high-reliability organizations in healthcare.
Lean Prescription : Powerful Medicine for Our Ailing Healthcare System
Lean six sigma for dummies.
Lean six sigma business transformation for dummies.
Leveraging Lean in Ancillary Hospital Services : Creating a Cost Effective, Standardized, High Quality, Patient-Focused Operation
Leveraging Lean in Medical Laboratories : Creating a Cost Effective, Standardized, High Quality, Patient-Focused Operation
Leveraging Lean in Outpatient Clinics : Creating a Cost Effective, Standardized, High Quality, Patient-Focused Operation
Leveraging Lean in Surgical Services : Creating a Cost Effective, Standardized, High Quality, Patient-Focused Operation
Leveraging Lean in the Emergency Department : Creating a Cost Effective, Standardized, High Quality, Patient-Focused Operation
A Life in Error : From Little Slips to Big Disasters
Limits of expertise : rethinking pilot error and the causes of airline accidents.
Managing Quality: an Essential Guide and Resource Gateway
Managing Successful Programmes
Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2
Mistake Proofing for Lean Healthcare
Operational Research for Emergency Planning in Healthcare-Volume 1 and Volume 2. (up to 3 simultaneous users)
Organizational Innovation by Integrating Simplification: Learning from Buurtzorg Nederland
Patient safety and healthcare improvement at a glance
Patient Safety : A Human Factors Approach
Patient Safety : Perspectives on Evidence, Information and Knowledge Transfer
Power of Ideas to Transform Healthcare : Engaging Staff by Building Daily Lean Management Systems
Practice development in nursing and healthcare.
Practice development workbook for nursing, health and social care teams.
Preparing for Continuous Quality Improvement for Healthcare : Sustainability through Functional Tree Structures
Problem solving for healthcare workers: how to get better – lessons can be learned
Project management checklists for dummies.
Project management for dummies
Rethinking patient safety (up to 3 simultaneous users)
Safety at the sharp end : a guide to non-technical skills
Surgical quality improvement.
Team Leadership in High-Hazard Environments : Performance, Safety and Risk Management Strategies for Operational Teams
Transformative Change Pocketbook
Transforming health care : Virginia Mason Medical Center’s pursuit of the perfect patient experience.
To see the full range of journals that you have access to online & in print at the library click here – you will need an NHS Athens account- click here to register.
Direct links to key journals are also listed below.
You should always select to login with OpenAthens first
If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.
Search the NHS healthcare databases:
AMED- topics for allied health professionals
British Nursing Index (BNI)- incl topics for nurses and care staff
CINAHL- international nursing & allied health incl nurses and care staff
EMBASE- European biomedicine- good for pharmacology & drug therapy
Health Business Elite- all aspects of health service management & organisation
HMIC- health service management & organisation incl grey literature
MEDLINE- most medical/surgical topics
PsycINFO- useful for health psychology/recovery
Note- you will need an NHS Athens login.
Databases contain bibliographic records i.e. references. Whilst you won’t have fulltext access to all the articles, for some journals there will be a link to online access or details of where the print journal can be found within the library.
See our main library website for details of our information skills training programme and literature searching support services.
You may find the following external page useful for keeping up-to-date.
Evidence Based Practice/education
A range of evidence-based resources are available to help inform patient care including:
- ClinicalKey – clinical insight search tool which also gives access to over 1100 electronic books and 500 journals and multimedia resources
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)
- Cochrane Library– collection of databases (details here) containing different types of high-quality, independent evidence such as Systematic Reviews, RCTs and Health Technology Assessments.
- NICE Evidence– access to authoritative clinical & non-clinical evidence/best practice
- TRIP Database– clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.
- UpToDate– ‘evidence-based clinical decision support resource authored by physicians to help healthcare practitioners make the best decisions at the point of care’. Note you will need a University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust NHS Athens account (register here).