Health Management

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:

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 Health Management full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

Useful Websites

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

ASK –Discovery Tool 

This is a “Google” type tool enabling a “one search” for guidelines, eBooks, eJournals and full text articles. Access via Athens

Chartered Institute of Management​ Accountants (CIMA)

For employers in qualifying and developing  management accountants.

Chartered Institute of  Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Professional body for those involved in the management and development of people.

Clinical Key

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

Department of Health

Health and social care policy, guidance and publications for NHS and social care.

Health Management Online

Scottish resources provided by the Health Management Library.

Health Service Journal

Resource for healthcare leaders. Topics covered include finance and efficacy, quality and performance, workforce, policy and       regulation, service design and technology and information.

The King’s Fund

A charity that seeks to understand how the health system in England can be improved.


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.

NHS Improvement

Supporting foundation trusts and NHS trusts to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable.

NHS Improving Quality

NHSIQ is the body for improvement across the NHS in England.

NICE Guidance

National guidance on promoting good health.

Patient Safety

Practical information, tools and support to improve patient safety in the NHS

World Health Organization

Co-ordinates authority for health within the United Nations system.