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 https://www.ageuk.org.uk/barnet/our-services/ 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.

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

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 http://www.library.nhs.uk/  

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

CKS

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).  

https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/

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 paulamclaren@nhs.net and see https://www.noclor.nhs.uk/  for more information on working with Noclor.

 UNIVADIS

 A trusted Medical Reference Website Please click here

 Useful websites:

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

www.bashh.org British Association of sexual health and HIV

www.bnf.org British national Formulary

https://cks.nice.org.uk/#?char=A  A useful evidence based guidance on a range of conditions, for professionals

www.patient.co.uk for patients

www.fpa.org.uk family planning association

www.ffprhc.org.uk Faculty of sexual and Reproductive healthcare

www.diabetes.org.uk for patients and healthcare professionals

www.resus.org.uk for patients and health care professionals

www.asthma.org.uk for patients and health care professionals

www.bhsoc.org British hypertension Society

www.bpassoc.org.uk Blood pressure association

www.bhf.org.uk   British Heart Foundation

www.bcs.com British Cardiology Society

www.eczema.org National Eczema Society

www.heartuk.org.uk   Heart UK

www.lunguk.org British Lung Foundation for patients and healthcare professionals

www.nos.org.uk National Osteoporosis Society

www.gpnotebook.co.uk   medical reference

www.nhs.uk (NHS choices Website), special section for community nurses and links

www.vulvalpainsociety.org vulval conditions

www.rcn.org.uk Royal College of Nursing, who have a learning zone

www.nmc-uk.org Nursing and Midwifery Council

http://www.practicenurse.co.uk/ Practice Nurse journal online resources