Every day across the healthcare sector in England more than a million decisions are made that have a profound and lasting impact on people's lives and which influence the quality of healthcare and the cost of services.

Leeds Libraries for Health can support you by providing the Evidence to Decide.

Click on a topic below to view the range of resources and services to support managers in their roles.

Books / Reports

We have a wealth of print and electronic books covering all aspects of management. Click on one of the following subjects to link to our library catalogue to view the library resources available on that topic.

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


Electronic Journals

You can access a wealth of full text electronic journals with your NHS OpenAthens account, including the following titles:

For an A-Z of the electronic journals available to you visit My Journals

Keeping up to date with quality research

HMIC (Health Management Information Consortium)
A compilation of data from two sources, the Department of Health's Library and Information Service and King's Fund Information Service. Areas covered include health management and service, social care, service development and NHS organisation and administration.

NICE Evidence

NICE Evidence enables access to authoritative clinical and non-clinical evidence and best practice through a web-based portal.

Health Management Online

Portal containing information to support healthcare managers in Scotland.

Evidence Search Service

If you are looking for evidence to support your decision making then why not submit a search request

Useful links

  • Academy of Fab NHS Stuff - A social movement for sharing health and social care ideas.
  • NHS Confederation - The membership body that brings together and speaks on behalf of all organisations that plan, commission and provide NHS services. 
  • NHS Employers - The voice of employers in the NHS, supporting them to put patients first.
  • NHS Improvement - The organisation responsible for overseeing foundation trusts and NHS trusts, as well as independent providers that provide NHS-funded care. Supporting providers to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable.
  • The King's Fund - An independent charity working to improve health and care in England.
  • The Health Foundation - An independent charity committed to bring about better health and health care for people in the UK.
  • The Model Hospital - Produced by NHS Improvement, this digital information service is designed to help NHS providers improve their productivity and efficiency.  The resource can be used to explore and compare productivity, quality and responsiveness data to identify opportunities to improve.
  • Statistics - This web page is a collation of useful websites for local, regional and national statistics.