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Healthcare for Older People

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

Updated: 24/01/17

Download the latest Healthcare for Older People 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 Healthcare for Older People books.

All e-books are catalogued and accessible via the Library Catalogue.
An NHS OpenAthens login is required to access most e-books.

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

Title Year Author
Geriatric medicine at a glance 2015 Blundell
Oxford handbook of geriatric medicine. 2nd ed. 2012 Bowker
Old age psychiatry (Oxford Specialist Handbook) 2009 Sheehan


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 are some of the journals available for this specialty:

Journal Coverage Access note
Age: the journal of the American Aging Association 1997- (1 year delay) NHS OpenAthens
Ageing International 1997- (1 year delay) NHS OpenAthens
Aging and Disease 2010- Freely available
Annual Review of Gerontology & Geriatrics 2004- NHS OpenAthens
BMC Geriatrics 2001- Freely available
Clinical Geriatrics 2002-2013 Freely available
Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research 2008- Freely available
European Journal of Ageing 2013- (1 year delay) NHS OpenAthens
Gerontology 1994- (1 year delay) NHS OpenAthens
International Journal of Ageing and Later Life 2006- Freely available
International Journal of Gerontology 2007- Freely available
International Journal of Older People Nursing 2006- (1 year delay) NHS OpenAthens
Journal of Aging Research 2010- NHS OpenAthens
Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 1997- (1 year delay) NHS OpenAthens
Journal of Gerontological Nursing 1975- NHS OpenAthens
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2003- (1 year delay) NHS OpenAthens
Research in Gerontological Nursing 2008- NHS OpenAthens
Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 2001- 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 – 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.

BMJ Case Reports – NHS OpenAthens login required. Contact us for Fellowship Code to submit case reports.
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.
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 NHS OpenAthens off site.

BMJ Learning – NHS OpenAthens login & personal registration required
e-Learning for Healthcare – NHS OpenAthens login.
British Geriatrics Society
British Society of Gerontology
MDTea podcasts – fortnightly podcasts on various aspects of working with older people.


Here are some of the latest research publications written by RD&E authors in this specialty:
(added to the RD&E Research Repository):

If you’ve written an article, book or book chapter and you’d like the details added to the RD&E Research Repository, please contact us: rde-tr.ResearchRepository@nhs.net.

For more information on how the library can support your research, please visit the Research Hub.


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 theNICE apps support page.



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