Community & Mental Health Staff
Need to access quality health information?
The Library Team appreciates that staff based off-site often find it difficult to visit the Library in person. This need not be a barr to accessing the information you need. The majority of our resources and services can be accessed right from your desktop!
- Online databases*
- Evidence-based knowledge updates
- Health News
*An NHS OpenAthens password is required.
We are happy to demonstrate these e-resources at professional team meetings. Alternatively, small group training workshops can be organised. Contact the Library Team to discuss this.
Qualified staff are available to undertake comprehensive literature searches for you to support evidence-based patient care.
Books & Document Supply
Books and articles can be requested online via this website or by emailing your nearest Frimley Health Library. Items not suitable for sending electronically will need to be collected.
A huge selection of e-books are now available to Surrey & Borders employees. (SABP OpenAthens login required)
Health Management Journals
Frimley Health staff have access to 480+ health management journals. Coverage includes health administration, human resources and marketing. Search for articles via the Health Business Elite database on the NICE Evidence website. Alternatively, if you already have details of the article required, go straight to My Journals to check full text availability.
An NHS OpenAthens password is required to access the Health Business Elite and My Journal full text articles.
If not available online, please contact the Library Team, who will be happy to obtain for you from their network of library contacts.
The Health Management Information Consortium Database (HMIC)
This is a compilation of the Department of Health and the King's Fund Library. This database holds details of publications and "grey literature" relating to health and social care policy, management and administration. Access is via NICE Evidence with an NHS OpenAthens password.
Public Health England - Local Health Profiles
The Health Profiles provide a snapshot overview for each Local Authority in England.
Care Quality Commission
Information and services for organisations regulated by the Care Quality Commission.
NHS Knowledge Mobilisation Framework Programme now live
The NHS Knowledge Mobilisation Framework is designed to help individuals working in health and care to develop skills to mobilise knowledge effectively in their organisations.
The framework aims to help them to learn before, during and after everything that they do so that best practice is replicated and pitfalls can be avoided. It introduces 11 techniques to help plan, co-ordinate and implement knowledge mobilisation activities.
To complement the elearning there are also a suite of postcards, which are available to download here:
The programme is a re-working of an original concept devised by what was the Department of Health Connecting for Health Knowledge Management Team and the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Library and Knowledge Services Team.
The e-learning programme is available to access via the e-LfH Hub and ESR. For more information about the programme please visit:
Students on Placement
We are here to support your studies whilst you are on placement within the Trust.
You will receive a library induction at the beginning of your placement and ongoing assistance will be available to help you find and use information available through us, including NHS Athens electronic resources.
Library Guides for Nursing & Midwifery Students on Placement
Staff undertaking courses for CPD (including in-house Degree modules)
We look forward to welcoming you to the literature search skills training session, which takes place at the beginning of your course. It is important for you to be able to find and appraise evidence-based information for your essays and assignments. Should you need a follow-up 1-1 session at any time, just get in touch.
Links to additional study skills resources can be found here.
Can’t find what you need? Let us know. We’ll do our best to help.
Need help? Contact the libraries.