We have a wealth of print and electronic resources to help you in your role as a healthcare assistant or nursing associate. Your library can help to support you with study and CPD. Get in touch to discuss how we can help. 

Useful websites

First Steps for Healthcare Assistants
Royal College of Nursing's popular online learning tool for health care assistants. Whether you’re new to your role, or looking to boost your knowledge, First Steps will give you the skills you need to succeed.

NHS Careers - Healthcare Support Worker 

Essence of Care 2010 - Department of Health
Essence of Care contains 12 benchmarks that aim to support localised quality improvement and frontline care across care settings at a local level.

Health Education England: Support Worker - Help and Resources
This page has been put together for Health Care Support Works to enable them to find, in one place, information relevant to their current role as well as information about how they can progress to registered professions.

Healthcare Information Resources

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures - The definitive guide to clinical nursing skills. Access online with your OpenAthens account.

BMJ Best Practice - This resource combines the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion in a step-by-step approach and covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Log in with your OpenAthens account.

NICE Guidance - The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.

Trip - Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. Log in with your OpenAthens account to access TripPRO. 


Click on one of the following subjects to view the library books available on that topic.Visit our libraries to borrow or contact us if you have any questions.

If you are looking for a specific book you can search our library catalogue to see where it is held.

Ebooks can be accessed using an NHS OpenAthens account.

If you would like to borrow an item please contact your local library