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The Library and Knowledge Service has a number of ways to keep busy health care staff up to date with the steady flow of evidence. Below is a selected list of resources and services available for your use. For all resources visit the Library and Knowledge Service website.

To access most of the online resources listed you will need an *OpenAthens account. Register for your account at OpenAthens.

*Note: access may be limited to specific organisations; contact us for advice.


  • Dains J E. Advanced health assessment and clinical diagnosis in primary care. 6th ed. Elsevier, 2020. See the library catalogue for the book details.
  • D’Arcy Y M. Pain management in primary care: essential knowledge for APRNs and PAs. Springer, 2021. See the library catalogue for the book details.
  • Duncan D. General practice nursing: foundational principles. M and K Publishings, 2019. See the library catalogue for the book details.
  • Smith B. Nursing care: an essential guide for nurses and healthcare workers in primary and secondary care. 3rd ed. Routledge, 2019. See the library catalogue for the book details.

See the full collection of books at the library’s catalogue.

Clinical Images  Anatomy and physiology online, including interactive 3D models and narrated animations.

Evidence-Based Clinical Summaries

  • BMJ Best Practice This combines the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion. Regularly updated, it draws on the latest evidence based research to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention. Link to the App.
  • Cochrane Clinical Answers – clinically focussed research from Cochrane Reviews. Each CCA contains a clinical Q&A with data on outcomes relevant to healthcare professionals and links to graphics.
  • Clinical Key – a decision-making resource that draws relevant answers from a wide range of current, comprehensive content across 30+ medical specialties.

Clinical Skills

You can access evidence-based nursing procedures at or The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures.

Prescribing guidance

BNF and BNF for Children: the essential reference for prescribing, dispensing and administering medicines.

Evidence Searching

We provide evidence to answer questions about patient care, service improvement, research and clinical teaching. Recent searches for Community Health and Care include:

  • Patient outcome measures relating to nurses in the community setting.
  • Experiences of Children’s Community Nurses delivering End of Life Care in the community.
  • Community nurses using Doppler assessments on wound care – what are the benefits?
  • Can short term interventions in primary care result in long term engagement in community services?
  • Nurses’ role in providing person-centred care for individuals with dementia in a community based setting.
  • Mobile clinical skills lab for training community teams.

To request a search, please fill in the request an evidence search form.

Information Skills Teaching

We offer a wide range of skills sessions to support evidence based healthcare. For more information, see the teaching section on our website or email:


Save yourself time and ensure you are up-to-date on the latest developments with KnowledgeShare, our award-winning current awareness service. It also links you with colleagues in other trusts to enable sharing of research and best practice on Community Health and care. You can log into KnowledgeShare with your NHS OpenAthens account or email us on for more information.

See information on all our resources at the Library and Knowledge Service website.

Publication Date: August 2021

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