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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 Journals Databases
Evidence-based practice CPD Apps

Download the latest Nursing Leadership 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 Nursing Leadership books.


You can search/browse 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.

There are thousands of nursing journals available to you on a variety of nursing specialty topics.
Here are some of the core nursing journals available to you:

Journal Coverage Access note
HealthLeaders 2009- NHS OpenAthens
Healthcare Leadership Review 2009- NHS OpenAthens
Journal of Healthcare Leadership 2009- Freely available
Leadership in Health Services 2005- NHS OpenAthens
Reflections on Nursing Leadership 2005- NHS OpenAthens

It is also worth searching some of the general Nursing journals – for more details, please see the Nurses resource hub.

A bibliography of current nursing leadership articles is also available on our Nursing Leadership resource list (PDF).

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.
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.


e-Learning for Healthcare – NHS OpenAthens login required. Leadership programmes include: Leadership for Clinicians, Leadership Foundations and Management and Leadership Skills.
Mary Seacole programme – NHS Leadership Academy.
Royal College of Nursing Leadership programme
@WeNurses on Twitter


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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