Elderly Care

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Electronic Resources

The NHS subscribes to key healthcare databases, full text journals, e-books and more for its staff. To access these you need to have an Athens username and password. You can obtain one by self-registering at: www.evidence.nhs.uk

An Athens Self-Registration leaflet is available from the Education Centre Libraries at Good Hope, Heartlands, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth hospital

E-Books Collection

(Require Athens Registration)


Staff can access the following Elderly Care full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • Aging & Disease
  • Alzheimer’s & Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy
  • Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics
  • Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults with Dementia
  • Clinical Medicine Insights: Geriatric
  • Healthy Aging & Clinical Care in the Elderly
  • International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • International Journal of Older People Nursing
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
  • Lancet, The
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Research in Gerontological Nursing
  • Reviews in Clinical Gerontology
  • Stroke
  • The Lancet Psychiatry

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Elderly Care professionals.

Age UK: For Professionals


Provides expertise and resources for those influencing, designing, commissioning and delivering services for people in later life.

Anatomy TV


The 3D anatomy resource features anatomical pictures that can be rotated, and layers can be removed in order to expose underlying structures. Access via Athens.

BMJ Case Reports


Clinically important common or rare conditions. Browse recent cases by specialty, or locate videos and images. Access via Athens.

British Geriatrics Society


The society informs and influences the development of health care policy in the UK.

Clinical Key


Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information, patient information and images. Access via Athens.

Clinical Queries


Specialized PubMed searches intended for clinicians to limit retrieval to articles that report research conducted with specific methodologies.

CKS: Clinical Knowledge Summaries


Provides the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in over 300 common and/or significant primary care presentations.

Clinical Skills.net


More than 160 clinical skills procedures, all in a user-friendly illustrated format and  regularly   updated. Access via Athens.

Cochrane Clinical Answers

www.cochraneclinical answers.com/

Practical evidence for healthcare decision making.

The Cochrane Library


Full-text access to high-quality evidence such as systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCTs). to inform healthcare decision making.



A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.

NHS Evidence


24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured resources. Access via Athens.

NICE Guidelines: Elderly Care


Browse the guidance and pathways by topic or with the related older people conditions .

RCN- Older People: Professional resources


Resources to support the care of older people.



TRIP is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence. Provided by Health Education England.