This site is maintained and hosted by Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital
and gives details of selected information resources covering
for all NHS & NHS commissioned/commissioning staff across Plymouth
& SWASFT staff & students
Click here to visit our main library website.
If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources please
phone 39111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org marking FAO Laura.
New print content added 10/12/2018 (click title to check availability)
Wiggins L. et al (2018) Hope behind the headlines : shifting culture in health and social care. Faringdon : Libri.
Marshall B. et al (2018) Beyond the toolkit : leading quality improvement in health and social cares. Faringdon : Libri.
New print content added 19/11/2018 (click title to check availability)
Aylott, J. et al (2019) Medical leadership : a toolkit for service development and system transformation. Abingdon : Routledge.
Jones, L. and Bennett, C. L. (2018) Leadership : for nursing, health and social care students. Banbury : Lantern.
New print content added 22/10/2018 (click title to check availability)
Inko-Tariah, C. (2015) The incredible power of staff networks. Croydon, Surrey : Filament.
New ebook content added 09/10/18
Greenway, J., Blacknell, A. and Coombe, A. (2018) Lead: 50 models for success in work and life. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)
New print content added 01/10/2018 (click title to check availability)
Hollnagel, E. et al (2019) Delivering resilient health care. Abingdon : Routledge.
Melnyk, B. M and Morrison-Beedy, D. (2019) Intervention research and evidence-based quality improvement : designing, conducting, analyzing and funding. 2nd ed. New York : Springer.
Rethinking patient safety (up to 3 simultaneous users)
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.
- Quality & Service Transformation (Current Awareness Service for Health)
aggregated newsfeed covering health care quality and safety.
Evidence Based Practice/education
A range of evidence-based resources are available to help inform patient care including:
- Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS)– provided by NICE. Summaries of the current evidence base & practical guidance on best practice for >300 primary care presentations
- 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.