Health Sciences: Home

This is a guide to the key resources for Healthcare Science, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Rehabilitation and Healthcare: Management, Policy and Research

Recent key reports on the Health Service

Click on the links below to access key reports and recommendations on the Health Service which have been published over the last year:

Francis Report – following inquiry into failings at Mid Staffs NHS Foundation trust (290 recommendations)

Willis Commission - full report and recommendations of the Commission entitled "Quality with compassion: the future of nursing education"

Keogh Report – review of urgent and emergency care in England

Clwyd-Hart Report – called for major overhaul of how the NHS handles complaints

Berwick Report – review into patient safety

Cavendish Review – final report on Health Care Assistants and Support Workers in the NHS and social care

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  Hartley Library Christmas Opening Hours/Loans 

Opening Hours

Wednesday 24th December 07.30-17.00

Thursday 25th December - Thursday 1st January (inclusive) Closed

Friday 2nd January -  9am - 6pm with a basic service offered from the reception desk. Issue and return of items will be available from the self-issue/self-return machines. Normal weekend opening will operate on 3rd and 4th January.


One week loan items

One week loan items will continue to be issued for one week until Thursday 11 December. From Friday 12 December items will be issued to the start of next term, Monday 5 January.

Course Collection items

Course Collection items borrowed from Friday 12 December will be due for return by 11:00 Monday 5 January.


We also suspend sending recalls for this vacation – final day for recall notices will be Thursday 11 December, resuming Monday 5 January.


    24/7 Opening at Hartley Library is Back!  

24/7 opening at Hartley Library will be in place from Monday 5th January  - Friday 23rd January 2015.

The library will open at 7.30am on Monday 5th and remain open throughout the exam period until midnight on Friday 23rd when normal opening hours will resume. For further details please use this link 

Welcome to the Subject Guide for Health Sciences

This guide is designed to direct you to the most useful resources for subjects taught and researched in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and don't forget if you are a student or a member of staff please get in contact with us if you have any questions, discover that any of the links don't work, or if you know of any great resources not included.

Help & enquiries

Undergraduates (includingTop-up degree students) - We offer help sessions which normally take place every Monday, 11am-12noon and Wednesday, 2-3pm in the Library Training Room 1009 on level 1 of the Hartley Library. 

Before you book to attend a session please ensure you have followed 3 basic steps:

  1. Have you identified the keywords and thought about the synonyms (alternative words) needed for your search strategy?
  2. Have you carried out an initial search in DelphiS to look at coverage of your subject? 
  3. Have you looked at other databses, portals and websites that may complement your search such as Evidence Search and the Department of Health or NICE?

To book a session click here and let us know which session you would like to come to, which programme you are studying and your year. 

Taught Postgraduates should send an email to to request a 1-2-1 help session. When contacting us please let us know some dates/times when you are available.

Staff and Research Postgraduates can use the Library's Deskside Training Service

We hope to respond to emails to within two working days (UK Bank Holidays and University of Southampton closure periods excluded).

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Academic Liaison Librarian

Sue Dawson
Mon-Thu 09.00-17.00
Subjects:Health Sciences

Academic Liaison Librarian

Vicky Fenerty
Mon-Thu 9.30-2.30
Subjects:Health Sciences

Academic Liaison Librarian

Nicola Hunt
Subjects:Health Sciences

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Paula Sands
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