Health Care Assistants
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
eBook titles are listed on the library catalogue www.base-library.nhs.uk. New eBooks are constantly being added, simply log on with your Athens account.
Choose your own eBooks by simply logging on with your Athens account at www.ebookcentral.proquest.com/
(Require Athens Registration)
Staff can access the following Health Care Assistants full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool
- Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults
- British Journal of Cardiac Nursing
- British Journal of Community Nursing
- British Journal of Learning Disabilities
- British Journal of Nursing
- Gastrointestinal nursing
- Journal of Advanced Nursing
- Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
- Journal of Nursing Education
- Modern Healthcare
- Nurse Education Today
- Nursing in Critical Care
- Nursing Times: NT
- Pediatric Nursing
- Public Health Nursing
- Urologic nursing
This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Health Care Assistants professionals.
Access to 3D models of human anatomy. The anatomical models can be rotated and layers of anatomical details stripped away and added as required. Access via Athens
ASK –Discovery Tool
This is a “Google” type tool enabling a “one search” for guidelines, eBooks, eJournals and full text articles. Access via Athens
BMJ Best Practice
Point of care, clinical decision making tool. Access via Athens.
Provides access to a large collection of reference material, books, journals, images and videos. Access is via Athens.
Lists 275 clinical skills procedures, all in a user-friendly illustrated format and regularly updated. Access via Athens.
The Cochrane Library
Full-text access to high-quality evidence such as systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCTs). to inform healthcare decision making.
First Steps for HCAs
A new resource from the RCN for to support you to get started in your health care career.
CA & AP on the RCN website
Contains information relevant to HCAs and Assistant Practitioners.
Provides current, evidence-based information to support decision making at the point of care. Access via Athens.
A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.
24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured resources.
Nursing and Midwifery Council
The NMC safeguard the public by ensuring nurses and midwives consistently deliver high quality healthcare.
News, career advice and jobs in the NHS, private & care home sectors. Supports career in Nursing & Home Management.
Helps nurses to improve their practice, keep up to date with news on nursing policy and practice, and support career development.
Royal College of Nursing
The RCN represents nurses, HCA’s and nursing. Promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies
Skills for Health
Website of professional development resources for Health professionals.
TRIP is a smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence. Provided by Health Education England.