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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:

The Shape of Caring Review -  In this report Lord Willis, Chair of the review, makes 34 recommendations for the future education and training of nurses and care assistants.

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







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 (including Top-up degree students) - We offer help sessions which normally take place every Monday, 11.00-12.00 and Wednesday, 14.00-15.00 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 and looked at the help available on our 'Databases/help with using databases' LibGuide page?
  2. Have you carried out an initial search in DelphiS to look at coverage of your subject? 
  3. Have you looked at other databases, 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).

Further information about DelphiS

Getting started using DelphiS - the best way to use the basic features and making the most of the rest.

Find out all you need to know about DelphiS here

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Vicky Fenerty
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Nicola Hunt
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Paula Sands
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