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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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) - if are you having difficulties finding information on a particular subject or need assistance using the databases you may wish to book into one of our twice weekly help sessions. These sessions normally take place every Monday, 11am-12noon and Wednesday, 2-3pm in the Library Training Room 1009 on level 1 of the Hartley Library. Please note that due to busy teaching periods at the begining of term the Monday help sessions will NOT be running until 24th November. We aim to run sessions on Wednesdays throughout the first term where possible.
Before you book to attend a session please ensure you have followed 3 basic steps:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com within two working days (UK Bank Holidays and University of Southampton closure periods excluded).
The University has just subscribed to Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. This vast resource will provide a stronger scientific and European focus than our existing subscription to Web of Science.
You can access Scopus now at www.scopus.com. External access is achieved either through VPN or your University sign-in when prompted.
Health Related Databases
We now have a completely different page for the health related databases, this new page includes all of the key and supplementary databases and also includes help in using the databases in the form of worksheets and PowerPoint presentations.To find this new page all you have to do it to look for the new tab towards the top of this page labelled 'Databases/help using databases '
Very few of our resources are freely available to any web user. If you're at home, the easiest way around this problem is to sign into the University's VPN service. When you get there use the "How do I set up VPN on my PC?" link.
Alternatively, some resources may have an "institutional" or "Shibboleth" login option. Use this and log in with your University username and password.