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These are a selection of the resources which are available to you.
If you would like to suggest any additional resources or improvements, please contact us.

Books E-books Journals Databases
Evidence-based practice CPD Research Apps

Download the latest General Practice resource list here (PDF):

To look for specific books, please search the Library Catalogue.

Here is a list of some of the newest additions to stock in this subject area:
(Click on the title to check availability on the Library Catalogue)

To browse a fuller list of books available on this topic on the catalogue, please click here: browse General Practice books.

All e-books are catalogued and accessible via the Library Catalogue.
Please note: an NHS OpenAthens login associated with either the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, or Devon Partnership Trust is required to access most e-books.

Here are some relevant titles which are available as an e-book (click title to access and log in with NHS OpenAthens login if prompted):

Title Year Author
General practice cases at a glance 2017 Cooper
Oxford handbook of general practice. 4th ed. 2014 Simon
Oxford handbook of primary care and community nursing 2014 Drennan
General practice at a glance 2013 Booton


You can search our journal subscriptions on our A-Z Journals page.
An NHS OpenAthens login may be required to access some of the online journals.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, we can obtain articles from other libraries for you via our Document Supply Service.

Here is a selection of some of the journals available for this specialty:

Journal Coverage Access note
BMC Family Practice 2000- Freely available
British Journal of General Practice 1990- Freely available
Family Practice 1996- (1 year delay) Freely available
GP 2002- NHS OpenAthens
Journal of Family & Community Medicine 1994- Freely available
Practice Nurse 2003- NHS OpenAthens

NHS Healthcare databases (HDAS) – (NHS OpenAthens login required)
Search across a set of databases including:
AMED – Allied & Complimentary Medicine – allied health professionals, complementary medicine
BNI – British Nursing Index –  nursing, midwifery and health visitors
CINAHL Plus with Full Text – Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature –  nursing & allied health professionals
EMBASE – Drugs and pharmacology
Healthcare Business Elite – Healthcare administration, institutional management
HMIC – Healthcare Management Consortium
Medline – general medicine database
PsycINFO – Psychology & allied fields.
ProQuest Hospital Premium Collection – (NHS OpenAthens login required)
PubMed – (no login required)

Evidence-based practice
For more information on these resources, full visit our full Evidence-based practice page.

Clinical Knowledge Summaries – no login required
Cochrane Library – no login required
NICE Evidence search – no login required. See also NICE Guidance, NICE Pathways & Standards & Indicators.
North and East Devon Formulary & Referral 
TRiP database – no login required. TRiP PRO is available from NHS networked PCs.
UpToDate – access via Hub (Non-Clinical Systems) on RD&E site, or via RD&E NHS OpenAthens off site.

e-Learning for Healthcare – NHS OpenAthens login.
Exeter Colloboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx)
Peninsula School of Primary Care
Royal College of General Practitioners

Exeter Colloboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx) – Research pages


North and East Devon Formulary & Referral
Apple and Android apps are available

NICE apps:

Click here for instructions and links to download the official NICE apps for:
BNF for Children
NICE Guidance

To use the NICE BNF and NICE BNFC apps for the first time and to activate any content updates, users will need to enter their NHS OpenAthens user name and password. For further advice, visit the NICE apps support page.


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