Electronic Resources with open access

These resources are available to all, without password or restriction

NICE Evidence 

Search for guidelines and other material from NICE, government departments, professional bodies and major charities.  Includes British National Formulary and UK Medicines Information.

Healthtalk Online

Structured collection of video and audio clips, illuminating patient experiences and opinions as well as giving overviews of many significant topics, from AIDS to Valvular heart disease.  There is a separate section for young people's health issues. Printable transcripts accompany the audiovisual material.

View the material through this Healthtalk Online link.

Patient UK

Use the Professional Reference section for introductory but detailed articles linked to UK guidelines.

AHP Resources 

Four databases of selected and critically appraised journal literature for physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and therapy for acquired brain injury.

Click on the following links to access the databases: 

Trip Database 

Search multiple sources for a quick overview of journal and other literature on your selected topic. Filters on type of information, and can do simple and advanced searching.  Create your own account to save searches and selected documents. Includes timeline of work to ease document re-discovery and contribute to CPD record.

SCIE Social Care database

Search for articles within selected journals with relevance to social care (will not usually give access to full text). 

The open access version of Medline - covers a wide range of healthcare journals (but not all). Does not link to full text.

Free online health-care related e-learning modules:

See our web page E-learning for CPD

Dementia guide for carers and care providers:

Free electronic book available in several formats, containing information to support people diagnosed with dementia and their carers, with a focus on living well with dementia.  Information here.

Social Care TV

Short videos covering topics of interest to social care, mental health, and healthcare staff.  Topics range from dementia care, looked after children moving into independent life, safeguarding adults and children, mental health topics, children of prisoners, avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions ... and more.  No password required.

View the videos through this Social Care TV link.

Patient Experience Library

Information reporting and discussing patient experience data.  Patient Experience link

Emotional Wellbeing site

Includes useful collection of links and resources, covering life areas such as housing problems, money and education as well as specific mental health problems.  Link to Emotional Wellbeing home page

The Social Prescribing & Self Care Wiki

A resource for everyone who is interested in Social Prescribing & Self Care and related subject matters.
Hosted by the AgileVentures charity on behalf of the Healthy London Partnership. 

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