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Child health

Online resources


UpToDate produces a summary of What’s new in paediatrics

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health


e-Learning for Healthcare Healthy Child Programme

e-Learning for Health Healthy School Kid Programme

Spotting the sick child

Council for disabled children




These journals have direct links (but you will still need your NHS Athens username and password):

Archives of disease in childhood

BMC pediatrics

Paediatrics and child health


For many other journals go to My journals and log in with your NHS Athens username and password.


If you are looking for an article but you can’t find the full text online, fill in this request form, and we will obtain a copy of the article for you (there may be a charge for this service).




We have put together some lists of suggested reading on these topics:

Essential child health books

Oxford handbooks – child health


Child protection

Child and adolescent mental health



A really practical handbook of children’s palliative care for doctors and nurses anywhere in the world – a free e-book from The International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN)


The Great Ormond Street Hospital manual of children’s nursing practices is also available online with your NHS OpenAthens account


We have recently purchased a collection of Oxford e-books.  Click on the titles below to read the books online.  You will need an NHS Athens account.

Oxford handbook of paediatrics

Oxford handbook of children’s and young people’s nursing

Oxford handbook of clinical skills for children and young people’s nursing

Oxford handbook of neonatology

Emergencies in paediatrics and neonatology

Emergencies in children’s nursing

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children