Subject – Health Sciences and Wellbeing

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.

If you want to find the best academic resources for research and to inspire your practice, this key resources section is a great place to start. You can use these resources alongside your recommended reading from your tutors to extend your research into new areas.

British National Formulary (BNF)

Up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing and administering medicines.

British Pharmacopoeia

An authoritative collection of quality standards for UK medicines.


A comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals.

Cochrane Library

Contains independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making including systematic reviews abstracts and individual clinical trials.

Community Care Inform

An online resource that enables professionals working with children and young people make and evidence their decisions. If you are off campus 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)

Supports patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train health and social care workers. Log in to the e-LfH Hub (check own email account for login details to elfH), then select My Account > Enrolment and select the programme.


Contains bibliographic records from biomedical articles in peer reviewed journals covering 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.


Provides information on drugs and medicines used globaally. On campus you will need to access 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.

Nurse Navigator

Provides a ‘one-stop shop’ for essential must know course information, orientation to the programme and practice placements with access to high quality learning and library resources, integrating clinical and academic learning to support learners and clinical mentors.

Pubmed Central

Includes citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles.


A web-based system for searching the world’s most extensive collection of organic and inorganic chemistry data.


A full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters covering physical sciences, life sciences, health sciences, and social sciences and humanities.


Access to the UK’s doctoral research theses available via download from the EThOS database or via links to the institution’s own repository.


A collection of research outputs produced by academic staff at the University of Sunderland.

Office for National Statistics

The UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics, responsible for collecting and publishing statistics related to the economy, population and society.


Full-text UK regional, national and broadsheet newspapers from 1982 to the present day for some titles.

Centre for Mental Health

The UK’s leading authority on mental health research.

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.

Community Pharmacy

These webpages detail influence on the local government’s new public health role including information on health, adult social care and ageing.

Department of Health

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.

General Pharmaceutical Council

The regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and registered pharmacy premises in England, Scotland and Wales.

Health and Care Professions Council

Regulate biomedical scientists, clinical scientists, dietitians, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, paramedics, radiographers and social workers in England.

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Regulates medicines, medical devices and blood components for transfusion in the UK.


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)

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.

Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

Framework to help support 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 professional membership body for pharmacists and pharmacy in Great Britain and an internationally renowned publisher of medicines information.

The UK’s Faculty of Public Health

The standard setting body for specialists in public health in the United Kingdom.

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