Useful Resources

Useful Resources 

This website provides links to information provided by external organisations and companies. This information is not in any way under the control of the BARNET CEPN although we do our best to ensure these websites are of the highest quality we cannot take any responsibility for their content or accuracy and their inclusion does not imply specific endorsement by us.

The following resources can help provide guidance for health professionals and aid professional development:

Age UK Barnet

We are an independent local charity working with and for older people across the borough to serve and promote the interests of all older people in Barnet, from all walks of life and ethnic communities.

Age UK Barnet, formerly Age Concern Barnet, was formed in 1999 to bring together Age Concern charities in East Finchley, Hendon and Friern Barnet. For over 40 years all three provided services in the Borough of Barnet. Age UK can help with advice, providing help in the home from a handyman to someone to help out in the short term if you are back from hospital and need some extra support.

Please see for more information about how Age UK can help you.

Alzheimers Society

The Alzeheimers Society provides information and support for patients who have been diagnosed with dementia as well as their carers.   It also offers advice and information about treatment. 

By searching by you area, the website will provide information about local support groups and dementia cafes.

Athens / Health Information Online

HILO is your gateway to high-quality health information online compiled by the London Health Libraries network for NHS staff.

It provides a single access point for both national and London resources. From here you can search databases, browse and download ejournals and ebooks, find resources for evidence-based practice, find out how to get in touch with your local health library and learn more about using electronic resources. You can register via  

Barnet Community Directory 

The Barnet Community Directory is a searchable database of voluntary groups, organisations, social clubs, charities and social enterprises that are based, or work in Barnet. It provides the opportunity for groups to promote their activities and to identify similar groups who are interested in working together. Access it by clicking here.

BMJ Learning 

BMJ Learning features hundreds of accredited learning modules for doctors, nurses, medical students and other healthcare professionals.  Click here to register

Cerebral Palsy Symptoms

A really useful website all about Cerebral Palsy and other common birth injuries Please click here


The NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries or CKS (formerly PRODIGY) are a source of evidence-based information and practical advice about the common conditions managed in primary care. You can search for CKS on the NHS Evidence website where a wide range of additional information resources can be found.  Please click here

Health Education England: The Care Certificate

Materials to support employers implementing the Care Certificate, including revised standards and guidance. The latest versions of the free resources for the Care Certificate are now available on the webpages of Health Education England, Skills for Health and Skills for Care

London Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education (formerly London Deanery)

Offers a range of postgraduate medical and dental training in London.  Please click here

New Models of Care (Please ADD the paper attached below)

This paper is an educational tool for GPs and other primary care professionals interested in the new model of community centered care. It is a simple introduction into some of the existing roles within community centred care in the UK

There is a short introduction to:

  • The background of community centred care as a new model of care i.e. shared care of the population not just General Practitioners (GPs) as a sole provider of care but the community working together as a whole.
  • Some roles in community centred care/ link worker roles.
  • Interventions within community centred care: MECC, Signposting, Social prescribing, Self-Care.

 NHS Evidence

NHS Evidence is a free service that enables access to authoritative clinical and non-clinical evidence and best practice through a web-based portal. It is aimed at helping people from across the NHS, public health and social care sectors to make better decisions as a result. NHS Evidence is managed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

North Central London Research Consortium

Noclor are a research support service for those involved in mental health and primary care. Improvements in healthcare are relevant to all and it is our business to ensure the necessary research is professionally supported. 

Barnet are working with Noclor to help patients in primary care participate in cutting edge research through their GP. Paula McLaren is managing this project in Barnet and co-odrinators will help with the administration and recruitment of patients.  

Please contact Paula at and see  for more information on working with Noclor.


 A trusted Medical Reference Website Please click here

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) 

0808 801 0331 - 10am-9pm Mon-Thu & 10am-6pm Fri

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) is the UK’s leading national charity offering support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect through:

  • Providing a range of services which offer direct support to survivors
  • Ensuring that survivors know where they can go for help
  • Spreading best practice in the support of survivors among those who they may approach for help
  • Working with others to increase the provision and effectiveness of support for survivors
  • Standing up for survivors and representing their interests among those who are in a position to help improve their lives

Useful websites:

The following resources can help provide guidance for health professionals and aid professional development: British Association of sexual health and HIV British national Formulary  A useful evidence based guidance on a range of conditions, for professionals for patients family planning association Faculty of sexual and Reproductive healthcare for patients and healthcare professionals for patients and health care professionals for patients and health care professionals British hypertension Society Blood pressure association   British Heart Foundation British Cardiology Society National Eczema Society   Heart UK British Lung Foundation for patients and healthcare professionals National Osteoporosis Society   medical reference (NHS choices Website), special section for community nurses and links vulval conditions Royal College of Nursing, who have a learning zone Nursing and Midwifery Council Practice Nurse journal online resources