The Health Management Information Consortium database (HMIC) contains information relating to health management and services, social care, service development or NHS organisation and administration.

How do I use HMIC?

You can search HMIC by looking for keywords in the title/abstract of documents or searching by author name.

You can also search for information on a particular subject using the thesaurus.

Do I need a password?

Access to the HMIC requires an NHS OpenAthens Username and Password.

How do I access HMIC?

To access HMIC click on the HMIC link on the healthcare databases page of this website and then log in with your NHS OpenAthens username and password.

What information is available?

Coverage includes official publications, journal articles, books, pamphlets and grey literature on various topics including:

  • Health service policy
  • Management and administration
  • Quality of health services
  • Maintenance of health service buildings
  • Occupational health
  • Control and regulation of medicines
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Social care


Need further help?

For help in using the database please see our training guide or contact your local NHS library.

You may also be interested in booking onto one of our healthcare databases training sessions which we are offering at various locations in the city.