Cambridge, UK,. June 2, 2015 - The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), working in partnership with and on behalf of Health Education England, have signed a three year national license with ProQuest to provide access to a variety of core healthcare databases. This agreement will enable all NHS staff and eligible healthcare students across England to have access to over 5,000 full text scholarly and professional journals, videos and dissertations within the Hospital Collections portfolio for the next three years.
One of the many elements available to users will be the comprehensive full-text coverage from thousands of credible scholarly journals across hundreds of healthcare related disciplines including medicine, nursing, allied health, psychology, healthcare administration, family management and other complementary areas of research.
In addition to the journals, over 32,000 full-text dissertations will assist health and social care professionals stay abreast of the latest trends and ideas published in their field. Clinical support is available through the curbside consultations, which provide quick answers to the most common questions and invaluable videos provide step-by-step guides for nursing students.
Richard Osborn, chair of the HEELKS resource discovery group, said "We are looking forward to working closely with ProQuest and NICE over the next three years to ensure all health and care staff in England have quick and easy access to this valuable portfolio of resources."
As part of the agreement, the following ProQuest databases will be available: ProQuest Hospital Collection; MEDLINE; British Nursing Index; PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES. All of these databases will deliver valuable content to those training within and conducting research in the healthcare professions. Authorised users can search and access the nationally licensed journals and databases from the Journals and Databases page at NICE Evidence Search www.evidence.nhs.uk.
Niels Dam, vice president product management, ProQuest said, "We are delighted to provide such valuable content to health professionals across England. One of ProQuest's key aims is to support vital research by delivering essential information in a way that makes it quick and easy to access, whether the user is studying or working in a critical role, applying practical clinical material as part of their day to day workflow. We understand that the health professionals accessing this information have full-time, high pressured jobs and the ability for them to retrieve it at the click of a button is a priority for us".
Within the ProQuest Hospital Collection users will have access to ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source, ProQuest Health & Medical Complete, ProQuest Health Management, ProQuest Psychology Journals and ProQuest Family Health databases.
About Health Education England
Health Education England is responsible for the education, training and personal development of all NHS staff and students, both clinical and non-clinical throughout England. www.hee.nhs.uk
NICE Evidence Services provide online access to high quality authoritative evidence and best practice. The services cover health, social care and public health evidence. www.evidence.nhs.uk.
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