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Ebook Central – online and downloadable nursing, medicine and leadership textbooks

ProQuest Ebook Central

Use Ebook Central to quickly and easily find ebooks and chapters. Read, highlight and bookmark pages in your online copy, or download ebooks to your laptop or mobile device for offline reading. You can also share your research with others. 



Access is via your NHS OpenAthens login. You can register for an OpenAthens account here

The table at the bottom of this guide lists a selection of e-books with direct links.


Click here to go directly to our virtual bookshelf (contains all the books to which we have full access). 


Downloading for Offline Access

Select a book and read online or download it for offline reading. You may download individual chapters if you prefer. Note that some downloads expire after a fixed period – this information is displayed in the Book Details page.

You will need to download free third-party software (Adobe Digital Editions – desktop or mobile app) in order to read books offline. For more information visit the ProQuest Ebook Central Libguide.


Further Information

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e-Books through OpenAthens

Click on the book titles below to access the many e-books available to you via E-Book Central. You will be prompted to login with your NHS OpenAthens username and password.

Your NHS OpenAthens username and password also provides access to hundreds of online textbooks from Oxford Medicine Online 

You can now also access the full NHS e-book collection via SOLO when you select to search any of the Health Care Libraries. These books will show as ***This item is accessible to NHS OpenAthens users only***. You will then be prompted to login with your NHS OpenAthens username and password.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People : The Reader's Guide Edition

Covey, Stephen; Collins, Jim

50 top tools for coaching : a complete toolkit for developing and empowering people

Jones, Gillian and Gorell , Ro

100 Cases in Dermatology

Morris-Jones, Rachael; Powell, Ann-Marie; Benton, Emma

A Beginner's Guide to Blood Cells

Bain, Barbara J.


ABC of breast diseases

Dixon, J. Michael

ABC of Clinical Reasoning

Cooper, Nicola; Frain, John

ABC of Eyes

Khaw, Peng T.; Shah, Peter; Elkington, Andrew R.


Adler, Michael W.; Edwards, Simon G.; Miller, Robert F.; Sethi, Gulshan; Williams, Ian

ABC of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Snashall, David; Patel, Dipti

ABC of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Snashall, David; Patel, Dipti

ABC of One to Seven

Valman, Bernard

ABC of Sexually Transmitted Infections

 Rogstad, Karen E

Academic Writing : A Handbook for International Students

Bailey, Stephen

Academic Writing For International Students of Science

Jane Bottomley

Achieving Competencies For Nursing Practice : A Handbook For Student Nurses

Reading, Sheila; Webster, Brian

Adult Emergency Medicine at a Glance

Hughes, Thomas; Cruickshank, Jaycen

Advances in Hearing Rehabilitation

S. K. W. Lloyd, N. Donnelly, and P. J. Bradley

An Evidence Base for Ophthalmic Nursing Practice

Marsden, Janet

Anesthesia for trauma : new evidence and new challenges

Scher, Corey S

Applied surgical physiology vivas

 Kanani, Mazyar; Elliott, Martin

Becoming a Nurse : Fundamentals of Professional Practice for Nursing

Sellman, Derek; Snelling, Paul

Becoming a reflective practitioner

Johns, Christopher

Being Mortal : Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

Gawande, Atul

Browse's introduction to the investigation and management of surgical disease​

Browse, Norman L


Cancer and its Management

Hochhauser, Daniel


The cardiovascular system at a glance

Philip I. Aaronson, Jeremy P.T. Ward, Michelle J. Connolly

Casebook on ethical issues in international health research​

Cash, Richard

Choosing general practice : your career guide​

Hastie, Anne; Stephenson, Anne

Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine Eighth Edition

Crook, Martin Andrew

Clinical governance : a guide to implementation for healthcare professionals

McSherry, Rod; Pearce, Paddy

Clinical Leadership : from A to Z

Weir-Hughes, Dickon

Clinical Oncology Fourth Edition :Basic Principles and Practice

Neal, Anthony J; Hoskin, Peter J

Clinical Skills for Healthcare Assistants and Assistant Practitioners

Whelan, Angela; Hughes, Elaine

Clinical Skills for Nurses : Student Survival Skills

Boyd, Claire

Clinical Surgery

Cuschieri, Alfred; Borley, Neil R.; Darzi, Ara; Grace, Pierce A.; Rowley, David I.

Clinical teaching made easy : a practical guide to teaching and learning in clinical settings

Mckimm, Judy; Swanick, Tim

Communication Skills for Nurses

Boyd, Claire; Dare, Janet

The complete guide to medical writing​

Stuart, Mark C

Contented cows still give better milk : the plain truth about employee engagement and your bottom line

Catlette, Bill; Hadden, Richard

Creating a successful leadership style : principles of personal strategic planning

Bonnici, Charles A

Critical Care Nursing : Learning from Practice

Bench, Suzanne; Brown, Kate

Critical Care Nursing : Monitoring and Treatment for Advanced Nursing Practice

Booker, Kathy J.

Decontamination in hospitals and healthcare​

Walker, J.T

Diagnostic Imaging

Rockall, Andrea G.; Hatrick, Andrew; Armstrong, Peter; Wastie, Martin

Dietary supplements and functional foods

Webb, Geoffrey P

Doing a literature review in health and social care : a practical guide

Aveyard, Helen

ECG at a glance

Davey, Patrick

Effective people : leadership and organisation development in healthcare

Prosser, Stephen

Elements of influence : the art of getting others to follow your lead

Bacon, Terry R


End-of-Life Decisions in Medical Care : Principles and Policies for Regulating the Dying Process

Smith, Stephen W.

Essential ENT Second Edition

Corbridge, Rogan J.


Essential Medical Genetics

Tobias, Edward S.; Connor, Michael; Ferguson Smith, Malcolm


Essential Midwifery Practice : Expertise Leadership and Collaborative Working

Downe, Soo; Byrom, Sheena; Simpson, Louise

Essential Neurology

Wilkinson, Iain; Lennox, Graham


Ethical Problems and Genetics Practice

Parker, Michael


Ethics : the heart of health care

Seedhouse, David


Green, Jackie; South, Jane

Evidence-Based Practice Across the Health Professions - E-Book

Hoffmann, Tammy; Bennett, Sally; Mar, Christopher Del

Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse : An Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell

Criscitelli, Theresa

Fast Facts: Sexually Transmitted Infections

Edwards, Anne; Sherrard, Jackie; Zenilman, Jonathan


The final FRCA structured oral examination : a complete guide

Krishnachetty, Bobby and Sethi, Darshinder

Get through MRCOG Part 2 : SBAs

 Wuntakal, Rekha; Kalidindi, Madhavi; Hollingworth, Tony

Get through MRCS part A : SBAs

Pawa, Nikhil; Paul Cathcart, Paul; Tribe, Howard

The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual of Children's Nursing Practice

Susan Macqueen, Elizabeth Bruce, and Faith Gibson

Gynaecology by Ten Teachers, 19th Edition

Monga, Ash; Dobbs, Stephen

The Heart and Circulation: An Integrative Model

Branko Furst

Head Injury : A Multidisciplinary Approach

Whitfield, Peter C.; Thomas, Elfyn O.; Summers, Fiona; Whyte, Maggie ; Hutchinson, Peter J.

Helping the Client : A Creative Practical Guide

Heron, John

History and Clinical Examination at a Glance

Gleadle, Jonathan

Hoffbrand's essential haematology

Hoffbrand, A. Victor; . Moss, Paul A. H

How to Read a Paper : The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine

Greenhalgh, Trisha

Implementing Excellence In Your Health Care Organization : Managing, Leading And Collaborating

McSherry, Rob; Warr, Jerry

Instant anatomy​

Whitaker, Robert H; Borley, Neil R


Integrated theory and knowledge development in nursing​

Peggy L. Chinn, Maeona K. Kramer

Interpersonal Relationships : Professional Communication Skills for Nurses

Arnold, Elizabeth C.; Boggs, Kathleen Underman

Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology

Edmunds, Marilyn Winterton

Laboratory management : quality in laboratory diagnosis

Candis A. Kinkus

Leadership and Nursing : Contemporary perspectives

Daly, John; Speedy, Sandra; Jackson, Debra

Leadership in Health Care

Barr, Jill; Dowding, Lesley


Leading change

John P. Kotter

Leading change step-by-step : tactics, tools, and tales

Jody Spiro

Lecture Notes: Dermatology

Graham-Brown, Robin; Harman, Karen; Johnston, Graham

Lecture Notes: Elderly Care Medicine

Nicholl, ire G.; Wilson, Jane; Nicholl, Claire G.; Wilson, K. Jane

Lecture Notes: Epidemiology, Evidence-Based Medicine and Public Health

Ben-Shlomo, Yoav; Brookes, Sara; Hickman, Matthew; Ben-Shlomo, Yoav

Lecture Notes: Haematology

Hatton, Chris S. R.; Hughes-Jones, Nevin C.; Hay, Deborah; Keeling, David

Lecture Notes: Medical Microbiology and Infection

Elliott, Tom; Casey, Anna; Lambert, Peter; Sandoe, Jonathan

Lecture Notes: Radiology

Patel, Pradip R.

Making sense of acute medicine : a guide to diagnosis​

Jenkins,Paul F; Johnson, Paula H.

Managing Change in Healthcare : Using Action Research

Parkin, Paul

The Maudsley prescribing guidelines in psychiatry

Taylor, David; Barnes, Thomas E; Young, Allan

Mechanisms of Disease : An Introduction to Clinical Science

Tomlinson, Stephen; Heagerty, Anthony M.; Weetman, Anthony P.; Malik, Rayaz A.

Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance

Gillespie, Stephen; Bamford, Kathleen

Mentoring, Learning and Assessment in Clinical Practice E-Book : A Guide for Nurses, Midwives & Other Health Professionals

Stuart, Ci Ci

Moorfields Manual of Ophthalmology

Jackson, Timothy L.

Neuroanatomy and neuroscience : at a glance​

Barker, Roger A;  Cicchetti, Francesca and Robinson, Emma S.J

Neurology and Neurosurgery Illustrated E-Book

Lindsay, Kenneth W.; Bone, Ian; Fuller, Geraint

 Numeracy in Nursing and Healthcare : Calculations and Practice

Shihab, Pearl

Nursing and Healthcare Research at a Glance

Glasper, Alan; Rees, Colin

Obstetrics and Gynecology at a Glance

Norwitz, Errol R.; Schorge, John O.

Obstetrics by Ten Teachers, 19th Edition

Baker, Philip  N.; Kenny, Louise

Older People with Visual Impairment – Clinical Management and Care

Watkinson, Susan

Overcoming the five dysfunctions of a team : a field guide for leaders, managers, and facilitators

Lencioni, Patrick

Paediatrics and child health

Rudolf, Mary; Leek, Tim; Levene, Malcolm

Paediatric Clinical Examination

Rossa, Brugha; Matko, Marlais; Abrahamson, Ed

Patient Safety and Healthcare Improvement at a Glance

Panesar, Sukhmeet; Carson-Stevens, Andrew; Salvilla, Sarah

Physiology at a glance

Ward,Jeremy P.T; Linden Roger W.A.


Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare

McCormack, Brendan; Manley, Kim; Titchen, Angie

Research Process in Nursing (7th Edition)

Gerrish, Kate; Lathlean, Judith


The respiratory system at a glance

Ward, Jeramy

Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness

Anne Waugh and Allison Grant

The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

Lisa Dougherty and Sara Lister

Safeguarding Adults and the Law

Michael Mandelstam

SBAs and EMQs for the MRCOG part 2

Datta, Shreelata and Mahmood, Tahir

Sociology for nurses

Elaine Denny, Sarah Earle and Alistair Hewison

Study skills for health and social care students

Juliette Oko and James Reid


Teaching made easy: a manual for health professionals

Mohanna, Kay


A textbook of general practice

Anne Stephenson, Patrick White, and Ann Wylie

Transformational leadership in nursing : from expert clinician to influential leader

Elaine Sorensen Marshall and Marion E Broome.

Trauma for the FRCS (tr+orth) examination

Trompeter, Alex and Elliott, David


Treatment of complex trauma: a sequenced, relationship based approach

Courtois, Christine and Ford, Julian

Understanding neurology : a problem-orientated approach

John D. W. Greene and Ian Bone

Understanding nursing research : building an evidence-based practice

Susan K. Grove, Jennifer R. Gray, and Nancy Burns


Who guidelines on hand hygiene in health care: first global patient safety challenge: clean care is safer care

Your foundation in health and social care

Graham Brotherton and Steven Parker