Community Nursing/Health visiting

Online Resources

UpToDate produces a summary of What’s new in family medicine and What’s new in primary care.

Institute of Health Visiting (2019) Health Visiting In England: A vision for the future 

National Nursing Research Unit (2013) Why Health Visiting? A review of the literature about key health visitor interventions, processes and outcomes for children and families

Mental Capacity Act (2005)

Health and Care Act (2022)


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


British Journal of Community Nursing

Journal of Community Nursing

British Journal of Nursing

British Journal of School Nursing

Journal of Health Visiting

Nurse Prescribing


To view these journals and many others go to Browzine 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).


Trust libraries have a range of books for community nurses and health visitors. Click the links below browse titles. 
Books for Community Nurses

Books for Health Visitors



The new online 10th edition of the The Royal Marsden Manual  of Clinical Nursing Procedures provides well illustrated procedure guidelines for nurses and students.


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.