East Berkshire Public Health Portal
Services for local authority Public Health teams in East Berkshire are available from the library at Wexham Park Hospital.
This page has been created to provide a portal to a range of resources for public health staff. Please click on the tabs below for more information.
Official UK Bodies
King's Fund - Independent charity working to improve health & health care in England; dedicated Public Health, Primary Care & Commissioning "health topic" pages
NICE (National Institute for Health & Care Excellence) - Responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health, and preventing & treating ill health
NICE Public Health Guidelines List - The complete list of public health guidelines published by NICE
Nuffield Trust - Independent source of evidence-based research & policy analysis for improving health care in the UK
Solutions for Public Health (SPH) - An NHS organisation that works with decision makers across the public and third sectors to improve health and reduce health inequalities
World Health Organisation (WHO) - International organisation providing guidance & data on all global health topics
NICE Evidence Search - Database of NHS-approved policies & guidelines (search results can be filtered to “Public Health” under “Area of Interest”)
NICE Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS) - Access to 9 databases, including Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, HMIC (NHS OpenAthens password required)
PubMed - More than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from Medline, life science journals, and online books
Public Health England Discovery Service - A single search platform across multiple information resources (NHS OpenAthens password required)
Social Care Online - UK’s largest database of information relating to social care
GH Journal Search - The major peer-reviewed global health journals in one place, providing authors with a simple tool to discover and choose the 'best fits' for their intended publications
Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Subscribe to the Public Health newsfeed. This page also includes useful information, links and resources
HWPH Library Protopage -Public health current awareness page created by library staff at Wexham Park Hospital, which links to current journals & news feeds (free email alert subscription available)
NHS England Email Bulletins - Includes CCG and GP bulletins
Thames Valley & Wessex Public Health Bulletin - Fortnightly bulletin created by NHS libraries in the region
A selection of full-text ejournals available with an NHS OpenAthens password:
American Journal of Public Health 1985 - current Annals of Tropical Medicine & Public Health 2008 - current Annual Review of Public Health 1980 - current BMJ 1840 - current Canadian Journal of Public Health 1998 - current European Journal of Public Health 1996 - current International Journal of Food, Nutrition & Public Health 2014 - current International Journal of Public Health 1997 - 365 days ago Journal of Public Health 1996 - current Journal of Public Health Policy 2001 - 365 days ago Lancet 1823 - current Perspectives in Public Health 2005 - current Public Health 1888 - current Public Health Nutrition 2000 - current
A selection of Open Access ejournals:
Advances in Public Health 2013 - current Archives of Public Health 1997 - current BMC Public Health 2001 - current BMJ Global Health 2016 - current BMJ Open 2011 - current Journal of Environmental & Public Health 2008 - current The Lancet Public Health 2016 - current Public Health Research 2013 - current
Local Authority public health staff are eligible for an NHS OpenAthens password.
To register, click here and select "Public health provider organisations in Thames Valley" as your organisation.
Please enter your gov.uk email address when registering.
Public Health eLearning Toolkit
The Public Health eLearning Toolkit (PHeLT) has been developed by qualified information professionals at the UK Health Forum, to support the public health workforce in using and appraising information in their work.
The PHeLT toolkit brings together a suite of resources to help you improve your skills in the areas of critical appraisal, understanding copyright, and ethical use of information, including correct referencing.
To access the toolkit, click here.