Nursing and Midwifery

Online resources

The Royal College of Nursing  represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies.


RCNi Learning is a new accredited e-learning platform for student and qualified nurses (but you will have to subscribe /register)


Nursing and Midwifery Council

The Royal College of Midwives

The Royal Marsden Manual Online Monthly Newsletter

UpToDate produces a summary of What’s new in obstetrics 


Royal College of Nursing Subject Guides- Royal College of Nursing has a vast selection of subject guides ranging from advanced nursing practice to women’s health. These subject guides provide key resources, books and journals relevant to each subject area. 


Journals for nurses

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

Cancer Nursing Practice

Emergency Nurse

Evidence based nursing

Journal of advanced nursing

Journal of clinical nursing

Journal of nursing management

Learning Disability Practice

Mental Health Practice

Nurse Researcher

Nursing Children & Young People

Nursing Management

Nursing Older People

Nursing Standard

Primary Health Care

Scandinavian journal of caring sciences


Journals for midwives

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



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).



The new online 9th edition of the The Royal Marsden Manual  of Clinical Nursing Procedures provides well illustrated procedure guidelines for nurses and students.  It is available from within the Trust without needing to log in from the link above.

These short videos show you how to search, navigate procedures and chapters and illustrations 


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


Books for Nurses

Books for Preceptorship Nurses

Books for  Midwives

Books for Mental Health Nurses

Books for Learning Disability Nurses

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.


For nurses:

Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing

Emergencies in adult nursing

Emergencies in Mental Health Nursing

Oxford handbook of cancer nursing

Oxford handbook of cardiac nursing

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 Emergency Nursing

Oxford Handbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing

Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing

Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing

Oxford Handbook of Musculoskeletal Nursing

Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing

Oxford handbook of Neuroscience Nursing

Oxford Handbook of Nursing Older People

Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

Oxford Handbook of Renal Nursing

Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing

Oxford Handbook of Women’s Health Nursing

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing

For midwives:

Oxford Handbook of Midwifery

Emergencies in obstetrics and gynaecology

Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Knowledge guides

You might be interested in these:

Preceptorship nurses


Nursing associates