Subject – Health Sciences and Wellbeing Key Resources

There are many different resources available to help you with your wider reading and research. Below you’ll find some of the essential resources to explore for Health Sciences and Wellbeing.

You can also access all of the key electronic resources for Health Sciences and Wellbeing from the ‘resources’ link in the Discover A-to-Z area. Remember to log in to Discover first with your University user id and password to see the full range of information sources available to you.

British National Formulary

The British National Formulary (BNF) provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing and administering medicines. The BNF details medicines prescribed in the UK, with special reference to their uses, cautions, contra-indications, side-effects, dosage and relative costs. Updated every six months, the BNF reflects current best practice as well as legal and professional guidelines relating to the use of medicines. It is intended for use by prescribers, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.

Centre for Mental Health

The UK’s leading authority on mental health research, the Centre for Mental Health works with government, policy makers, service providers and commissioners to create social change.

CINAHL

CINAHL with Full Text is a comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 600 journals indexed in CINAHL. Full-text coverage dates back to 1981 with broad content coverage including over 50 nursing specialties, speech and language pathology,  nutrition,  general health and medicine and more.

The Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane Reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions. In addition to Cochrane Reviews, The Cochrane Library provides other sources of reliable information: other systematic reviews abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations, and individual clinical trials.

Community Care Inform

Community Care Inform is an online resource that enables professionals working with children and young people make, and evidence their decisions. If you are off campus simply click the log in at the top of the screen and select “Sign in via Shibboleth” then select University of Sunderland from the drop down list.  You will then be prompted to enter your University ID and password.

e-LfH (eLearning for Healthcare)

e-LfH (eLearning for Healthcare) is a Health Education England Programme working in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train health and social care workers. e-LfH delivers over 150 e-learning programmes in partnership with professional bodies such as Royal Colleges and associations, Department of Health policy teams and other organisations e.g. NHS England and Public Health England.

e-LfH programmes are accessible online 24/7 and programmes cover subjects including audiology, anaesthesia, dermatology, emergency medicine to end of life care, primary care, prescribing, safeguarding children to statutory and mandatory training. The online training sessions enhance traditional learning, support existing teaching methods and provide a valuable reference point. They are designed and built to be engaging and interactive, using quality images, video, audio and animation to help users learn and retain knowledge. Content is presented using various templates such as ‘real-life’ scenarios, case studies and ‘knowledge bites’.

EThOS

EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service which enables access to the UK’s doctoral research theses. There are approximately 380,000 records relating to theses awarded by over 120 institutions. Around 120,000 of these also provide access to full text thesis, either via download from the EThOS database or via links to the institution’s own repository.

Health and Care Professions Council

The Health and Care Professions Council regulate the following professions: biomedical scientists, clinical scientists, dietitians, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, paramedics, radiographers and social workers in England.

JSTOR provides access to the highest-quality academic journals, books, and primary sources in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

LexisLibrary

LexisNexis contains a news database of full-text UK regional, national and broadsheet newspapers.  Coverage goes back as far as January 1982 to the present day for some titles, although this varies by publication.

MentalHelp.net

MentalHelp.net provides comprehensive mental health and mental illness information on depression, bipolar suicide, anxiety, addiction, schizophremia and more.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence aims to improve health and social care through evidence based practice with guidance, advice, quality standards and information services for health, public health and social care with additional resources to help maximise the use of evidence and guidance.

Nurse Navigator

Nurse Navigator is an adaptation of the University of Sunderland’s virtual classroom. and aims to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ for essential must know course information, orientation to the programme and practice placements. Nurse Navigator also includes access to high quality learning and library resources, integrating clinical and academic learning to support learners and clinical mentors.

Office for National Statistics

The Office for National Statistics is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and is responsible for collecting and publishing statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels.

ScienceDirect

Science Direct is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters covering physical sciences, life sciences, health sciences, and social sciences and humanities.

SUnderland REpository (SURE)

SUnderland REpository (SURE) is a collection of research outputs produced by academic staff at the University of Sunderland. It contains book chapters, journal articles, reports, artworks, PhD and MPhil theses, conference papers and many other items.

Talking Therapies

Talking Helps Newcastle is the NHS talking therapy service for Newcastle residents, delivered by a partnership of Insight Healthcare; Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; and Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

The Library subscribes to journals chosen by the Faculty that you can access in print and online via Discover. Some quality academic research is published in free to access journals, known as Open Access journals. You can find many of these in your subject area from the Directory of Open Access Journals

The Library has access to several reputable nursing and health sciences websites that you can also access.

Choices – Your health, your choices National health Services

NHS Choices is the UK’s biggest health website which gives users the opportunity to find what policies and processes govern NHS Choices and gain insights into the factors that influence visits to the NHS.

Department of Health

The Department of Health (DH) helps people to live better for longer. We lead, shape and fund health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve.

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency regulates medicines, medical devices and blood components for transfusion in the UK.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence aims to improve health and social care through evidence based practice with guidance, advice, quality standards and information services for health, public health and social care with additional resources to help maximise the use of evidence and guidance.

The UK’s Faculty of Public Health

The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) is the standard setting body for specialists in public health in the United Kingdom. FPH is a joint faculty of the three Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (London, Edinburgh and Glasgow) and also a member of the World Federation of Public Health Associations.

FPH is the professional home for more than 3,300 professionals working in public health. Our members come from a diverse range of professional backgrounds (including clinical, academic, policy) and are employed in a variety of settings, usually working at a strategic or specialist level. FPH is a strategic organisation and, as such, works collaboratively, drawing on the specialist skills, knowledge and experience of our members as well as building relationships with a wide range of external organisations.

There are many different resources available to help you with your wider reading and research. Below you’ll find some of the essential resources to explore for Health Sciences and Wellbeing.

You can also access all of the key electronic resources for Health Sciences and Wellbeing from the ‘resources’ link in the Discover A-to-Z area. Remember to log in to Discover first with your University user id and password to see the full range of information sources available to you.

British National Formulary

The British National Formulary (BNF) provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing and administering medicines. The BNF details medicines prescribed in the UK, with special reference to their uses, cautions, contra-indications, side-effects, dosage and relative costs. Updated every six months, the BNF reflects current best practice as well as legal and professional guidelines relating to the use of medicines. It is intended for use by prescribers, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.

British Pharmacopoeia

The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) is the authoritative collection of quality standards for UK medicines and is an essential reference for anyone involved in pharmaceutical R&D, manufacture, testing and regulation.

CINAHL

CINAHL with Full Text is a comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 600 journals indexed in CINAHL. Full-text coverage dates back to 1981 with broad content coverage including over 50 nursing specialties, speech and language pathology,  nutrition,  general health and medicine and more.

Embase

Embase is a biomedical and pharmacological database containing bibliographic records with citations, abstracts and indexing derived from biomedical articles in peer reviewed journals and is especially strong in its coverage of drug and pharmaceutical research. If you are off campus simply click the link for Institutional Login then select University of Sunderland from the drop down list. You will be prompted to enter your University ID and password.

EThOS

EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service which enables access to the UK’s doctoral research theses. There are approximately 380,000 records relating to theses awarded by over 120 institutions. Around 120,000 of these also provide access to full text thesis, either via download from the EThOS database or via links to the institution’s own repository.

JSTOR provides access to the highest-quality academic journals, books, and primary sources in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Martindale

Martindale provides reliable, unbiased and evaluated information on drugs and medicines used throughout the world. The information includes additional drug monographs and preparations records for older drugs not included in the printed version. On campus you will need to access Martindale by clicking on the Open Athens link and then typing in University of Sunderland from the find your organisation search box. You will be prompted to enter your University ID and password.

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency regulates medicines, medical devices and blood components for transfusion in the UK.

PubMed Central

PubMed Central is a service of the US National Library of Medicine that includes over 25 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles and includes links to full text articles and other related resources.

Reaxys

Reaxys is a web-based system for searching the world’s most extensive collection of organic, organo-metallic, and inorganic chemistry data. Reaxys enables you to search by structure, substructure, reaction, text, and property data. The information you find in Reaxys originates from around 3800 journals and patents from various patent offices. Reaxys aims at most efficiently supporting a chemist with relevant, validated facts and figures or procedure texts.

ScienceDirect

Science Direct is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters covering physical sciences, life sciences, health sciences, and social sciences and humanities.

SUnderland REpository (SURE)

SUnderland REpository (SURE) is a collection of research outputs produced by academic staff at the University of Sunderland. It contains book chapters, journal articles, reports, artworks, PhD and MPhil theses, conference papers and many other items.

The Library subscribes to journals chosen by the Faculty that you can access in print and online via Discover. Some quality academic research is published in free to access journals, known as Open Access journals. You can find many of these in your subject area from the Directory of Open Access Journals

The Library has access to several reputable pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences websites that you can also access.

Community Pharmacy

The Local Government Association’s Community Pharmacy webpages detail influence on the local government’s new public health role including information on health, adult social care and ageing.

General Pharmaceutical Council

The General Pharmaceutical Council is the regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and registered pharmacy premises in England, Scotland and Wales. The General Pharmaceutical Council publish a document which sets out the standards of conduct, ethics and performance that pharmacy professionals must follow.

Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

The Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) framework is a tiered commissioning framework aimed at achieving consistent delivery of a broad range of high quality services through community pharmacies to meet local need, improving the health and wellbeing of the local population and helping to reduce health inequalities.

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) leads the profession of pharmacy to improve the public’s health and wellbeing. The RPS is the professional membership body for pharmacists and pharmacy in Great Britain and an internationally renowned publisher of medicines information. They  advance the profession of pharmacy for public and patient benefit, to improve the health of the public and to secure the future of our members.