Supporting Psychology

Just a small selection of journals and books we provide for health professionals in psychology.  Explore our full range via our website: NHS OpenAthens password required; register here:

Online Journals


British Journal of Clinical Psychology (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)





British Journal of Psychology
(Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)


Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
(Sussex Partnership NHS OpenAthens password required)

CPPClinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
(Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)




JAPJournal of Analytical Psychology
(Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)



PPPsychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice
(Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)




HPAbraham C. Health psychology. 2nd edition




nursingGoodman B. Psychology and sociology in nursing. 2nd edition




PosClarke C. Positive psychology approaches to dementia.





Bensadon BA. Psychology and geriatrics: integrated care for an aging population.  Electronic Access (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)

Are you a doctor taking exams?

Ask the library and Knowledge Service for access to online mock questions covering all areas of medical specialties – see details here:

The libraries also stock many MCQ and exam type books for you to borrow.

exam book 2   exam book 1  exam book 3

Explore the full range at

Need evidence to solve a clinical problem?

Need evidence to solve a clinical problem? Save time by using UpToDate (remote access, BSUH OpenAthens username and password required). From BSUH intranet computers use this link (no login needed).

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Containing treatment recommendations based on the best medical evidence, it’s just one of the summary and synopses tools we provide to inform evidence-based health care


Or you could try these:

Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice – Summaries include aetiology, epidemiology, diagnostic steps, treatment approaches and recommendations for patient follow-up.  *BSUHT or B&H GPs & CCG OpenAthens username and password required.

Cochrane Clinical Answers

Cochrane Clinical Answers – Clinically-focused entry points to rigorous research from Cochrane systematic reviews. Designed to inform decision making at the point of care. *NHS OpenAthens username and password required.

Contact us for guidance and advice.

Read the Wellcome book prize shortlist

wellcomeOn 24 April the winner of the 2017 Wellcome book prize will be announced. Our libraries at the Royal Sussex County and Princess Royal hospitals have copies of nearly all the books on the shortlist, and many of the long list too. Please find details below; links will take you to the online catalogue, SouthEastLibrarySearch.








de Kerangal, Maylis
Mend the Living
London: Quercus Publishing, 2016

France, David
How to Survive a Plague: The story of how activists and scientists tamed AIDS
New York: Picador, 2016

Kalanithi, A
When Breath Becomes Air
London: The Bodley Head, 2016

Moss, Sarah
The Tidal Zone
London: Granta, 2017 (on order)

Mukherjee, Siddharta
The Gene: an intimate history
London: The Bodley Head, 2016

Yong, Ed
I Contain Multitudes: the microbes within us and a grander view of life
London: The Bodley Head, 2016


Supporting improvement projects

We have rich resources to support quality improvement work in our libraries. Here’s a selection



Wilson F, Mabhala M A and Massey  A. Health improvement and well-being: strategies for action. Maidenhead: Open University Press; 2015





Ovretveit J. Evaluating improvement and implementation for health. Maidenhead: Open University Press; 2014




gillamGillam S and  Niroshan Siriwardenaa. Quality improvement in primary care: the essential guide. London: Radcliffe Publishing; 2014




at a glance

Panesar SS, Carson-Stevens A and Salvilla S A et al. Patient safety and healthcare improvement at a glance. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell; 2014




Perspectives on context: a selection of essays considering the role of context in successful quality improvement. London: Health Foundation; 2014

Journals (all available with an NHS OpenAthens password)


BMJ Quality Improvement Reports





International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance (1 year embargo)





BMJ Quality and Safety





Total Quality Management and Business Excellence    (18 month embargo)




Web and other resources

NHS Improvement: Improvement Hub: improvement tools, resources and ideas from across the health sector. Themes currently covered include emergency care, patient safety, quality improvement, workforce, finance, mental health, operational performance, elective care, culture and leadership, maternity and neonatal and patient experience and involvement

NHS Improvement (archived site)

Institute for Health Improvement: the BSUH chapter of the IHI is about to be relaunched.

Heathcare Quality Improvement Partnership: an independent organisation led by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, The Royal College of Nursing and National Voices

The Health Foundation: improvement projects, tools and resources  from a  independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK

NHS England Sustainable Improvement Team

Academy of Fabulous Stuff: Rich, though idiosyncratically organised, repository of case studies and examples.

Improving quality in the English NHS: A strategy for action [pdf]  A King’s Fund publication by  Chris Ham, Don Berwick and Jennifer Dixon.  Describes key features of a quality improvement strategy and the role of organisations at different levels in realising it, offering 10 design principles to guide its development.

New improved BMJ Best Practice App

BMJ Best Practice has developed a brand new App for both iOS and Android users, making it faster and easier to find clinical answers.


If you used an access code in the past to download the App, you no longer have to do this. Users can now simply login with a personal account to download the app.

Steps to download

  • Access the BMJ Best Practice website using your NHS OpenAthens account (BSUH NHS Trust, Brighton and Hove GPs, Practice and CCG staff only).
  • Once you have accessed the BMJ Best Practice website, you’ll see a box at the top of the screen, click Register for a personal account or Log in if you already have one. You will need your ‘personal account’ details to access the app.

Accessing the app

  • Access your Apple or Google Play store and search for ‘BMJ Best Practice’.
  • Select the app and when prompted, use your BMJ Best Practice ‘personal account’ details to sign in and download the content.

Contact if any problems.