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Books Journals Databases Online resources

Updated: 25/04/17

Download the latest Sustainability 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 Sustainability books.


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
Environmental Geochemistry and Health 1997- (1 year delay) NHS OpenAthens
Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 1997- Freely available
Environmental Health Perspectives 1999- NHS OpenAthens
Ethics and the Environment 1999- NHS OpenAthens
Journal of Environmental & Public Health 2009- Freely available
Occupational & Environmental Medicine 1944- 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)

GREENfile (NHS OpenAthens login required)

Online resources

Websites Key Reports

NHS Evidence – search NHS Evidence to find current evidence and guidelines on sustainability in healthcare.

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare – see Publications and Resource Library. Download the CSH brochure here (PDF).

Sustainable Development Unit – for practical guides, case studies, event presentations and a video library, check their Resources section.

Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions – University of Exeter MOOC, free online course, starts 30/01/17.

Lancet Countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change – is an international research collaboration, dedicated to tracking the world’s response to climate change, and the health benefits that emerge from this transition. Personal login required to access some of the resources.

Key Reports

These are a few of the key reports available on this topic. You can find many more via NHS Evidence.

Delivering sustainability and transformation plans: from ambitious proposals to credible plans. (PDF)
Published February 2017 – The King’s Fund.

Sustainable development in the health and care system. Health Check 2017.
Published February 2017 – Sustainable Development Unit

Sustainable Development Management Plan (SDMP) Guidance for Health & Social Care Organisations (PDF)
Published 01/01/2017 – Public Health England

Care pathways: Guidance on appraising sustainability (PDF)
Published 01/10/2015 – Sustainable Development Unit

Health climate change impacts summary report card, living with environmental change
London: LWEC, 2015

Facing the future: sustainability for the Medical Royal Colleges
Published 21/10/2014 – Centre for Sustainable Healthcare/Academy of Royal Colleges

Sustainable, resilient, healthy people & places : a sustainable development strategy for the NHS, public health and social care system (PDF)
Published 01/01/2014 – Sustainable Development Unit – Public Health England/NHS England

Protecting resources promoting value: a doctor’s guide to cutting waste in clinical care.
Published 06/11/2014 – Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Sustainable development in the National Health Service (NHS) : the views and values of NHS leaders (PDF)
Published 01/02/2012 – RAND Corporation for Sustainable Development Unit

Sustainable energy: without the hot air.
Published 2009, by David Mackay – freely available online.


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