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Nursing Professionals NHS Library Guide

This guide gives an overview of library resources and services for NHS nursing, nursing associate and healthcare assistance staff.

Associations and professional bodies

  • The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) - The professional body for nursing staff and offer lots of training and development opportunities. As well as Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Associate Nurses are able to join. Membership also allows access to the RCN library, the UK's largest collection of resources on nursing topics.
  • Skills for Health - Offers career support for health professionals
  • The Association for Perioperative Practice - Support for theatre nurses and other staff working in operating theatres







  • NMC RevalidationA step-by-step guide through the revalidation process
  • CPD LaunchpadCPD Launchpad is an online platform helping nurses and midwives to achieve their CPD requirements and prepare for revalidation. It provides links to nursing and midwifery articles available via NHS OpenAthens.