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.
For more information about our services, please check out the main Library Services pages.
In addition, you can:
Email us to request a literature search
Email us to request training
Search our book & journal catalogue
Public Health England Resources
Public Health England provides a range of services and support to Local Authority Public Health Teams.
Access to the PHE Discovery Service is available with an OpenAthens account as well as access to BrowZine to search for available journals.
New titles for 2021 include:
- Medical Care
- Oxford University Press Medicine Journals collection – 122 titles
For more information and details of other PHE resources, please visit their website.
The current pandemic has seen the development of additional COVID-19-related current awareness products, which are available on the PHE KLS Finding the Evidence for Coronavirus website, under the Keeping Up To Date heading (https://phelibrary.koha-ptfs.co.uk/coronavirusinformation/):
- PHE COVID-19 Literature Digest team produces an evidence digest three times per week, which contains evidence on 9 themes (serology and immunology, vaccine development, diagnostics, genomics, epidemiology and clinical, transmission, infection control, treatment, and modelling). To be added to the email distribution list, please send a request to COVID.LitDigest@phe.gov.uk
- PHE Behavioural Science Reference Cell produces a weekly literature report capturing a range of COVID-19-related work in the field of behavioural science.
- PHE Knowledge and Library Service Weekly Care Homes Evidence Digest contains a selection of research about the prevention and control of COVID-19 in home care/care home settings.
- PHE co/secondary infections with COVID-19 literature search results are a small selection of recent papers, categorised by pathogen.
PHE Knowledge and Library Services produces a daily alert containing COVID-19-related links to research and news from government and academia. To receive this email alert, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
PHE Knowledge and Library Services have a range of current awareness available to help Public Health England staff keep up to date, including topics on mental health, musculoskeletal health, infection, and healthy ageing available.
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 1975 - current Annals of Tropical Medicine & Public Health 2008 - 2018 Annual Review of Public Health 1980 - current BMJ 1840 - current Canadian Journal of Public Health 1997 - current European Journal of Public Health 1996 - current International Journal of Food, Nutrition & Public Health 2010 - 2017 International Journal of Public Health 1956 - 2020 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 2009 - 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 staff in the South West, Thames Valley and Wessex" as your organisation.
Please enter your gov.uk email address when registering.
Using the libraries
Books and journals
Staying up to date
Frimley Park Library
Health Sciences Library, Postgraduate Centre, Frimley Park Hospital, Portsmouth Road, Frimley, Surrey, GU16 7UJ
Tel: 0300 6134168
Wexham Park Library
John Jamison Library, Postgraduate Centre, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Berks, SL2 4HL
Tel: 0300 6154857