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UHBW Library and Information Services: For Leadership

Library website for UHBW

UHBW Leaders Network

The Trust has set up a UHBW Leaders Network to provide support with leadership and management skills.

Executive Postcard

UHBW Library and Knowledge service's Executive Postcard outlines the support available for senior leadership.

Research briefings

UHBW Library and Knowledge service produces research briefings or evidence summaries that collate the most useful recent information on a topic to support Patient First, as well as Trust projects and initiatives. Recent evidence summaries produced by the library are listed here (copies can be provided on request).

Summaries to support Patient First objectives can be viewed here.

Knowledge Mobilisation (KM)

The Library can support you with Knowledge Management and Knowledge Mobilisation activities such as After Action Reviews, Knowledge transfer and knowledge retention. Click here for further information.

South West Leadership Academy

"You will find a large range of development programmes, master classes, workshops, resources and tools all available to you as a health and care leader (or aspiring leader) within the South West."

- Tom Rossiter, Head of Leadership, Lifelong Learning and Talent

You can find a wealth of health and care leadership development resources on the NHS Leadership Academy website, as well as the local South West Leadership Academy page.

NHS Confederation networks

Delivered by the NHS Confederation, the Health and Care Women Leaders Network is a free network for all women working across health and care.

Find out more here:
Health and Care Women Leaders
Network | NHS Confederation

The BME Leadership Network exists to strengthen the voice of NHS black and minority ethnic (BME) leaders and to support NHS organisations to meet the needs of all communities.

Find out more here:
BME Leadership Network |
NHS Confederation

The Health and Care LGBTQ+ Leaders Network was created to improve the experience of LGBTQ+ staff and patients and increasing LGBTQ+ representation in senior leadership to influence change across the system.

Find out more here:
Health and Care LGBTQ+ Leaders
Network | NHS Confederation



NHS Confederation have created an inclusive leadership resource. The inclusive leadership pledge promotes nine behaviours you can adopt to model inclusive leadership.

Sign and share the pledge now to demonstrate your commitment to modelling inclusive leadership - it takes less than a minute. 


Browse our current journal collection via the Browzine app. You have access to hundreds of journals across specialties, which you can view in full either on your web browser or your smart devices - click on the link here to view them.

We recommend you save the following titles to your personal bookshelf for easy viewing: BMJ LeaderBMJ Quality & SafetyBritish Journal of Healthcare ManagementFrontiers in Health ServicesJournal of Nursing Management and Leadership in Health Services.

We're also able to facilitate access to the Health Service Journal for senior managers upon request.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you think you would benefit from the subscription.

We have subscriptions to a variety of leadership and management journals in order for your care to be informed by the best quality evidence based practice. If there is a specific journal or book you would like access to but cannot find, please let us know via email at and we can look into acquiring it for you.​​​​


Browse a range of leadership titles via  

If there is a specific book title you're after that is not currently part of our collection, please let us know via email at and we can look into acquiring it for you.​​​​

Key reports and publications

Want to know what lies ahead? Start reading about the impact of leadership and management on the future of the health care system.
We've hand-picked a few key reports to get you started:


Health Business Elite (HBE) contains full-text content for more than 600 journals, including Hospitals & Health Networks, Harvard Business Review, Marketing Health Services, Modern Healthcare and many more. Subjects include hospital administration and management, health policy and medical law. Additional content also includes healthcare company profiles and an image collection which includes photographs, illustrations, charts, diagrams, maps and graphs.

Health Management Information Consortium (HMIC) is produced by the library services of the UK’s Department of Health and The King’s Fund. The HMIC database covers official publications, journal articles and grey literature relating to health and social care management, including leadership and management of the NHS and the quality of health services.


Current awareness updates

We produce regular Evidence Updates for departments across the Trust. You can find these - including a quarterly bulletin for the latest evidence supporting Executive & Quality Improvement work, listed on this part of our website.

The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, produces a monthly Healthcare Leadership Bulletin. This can be viewed on their website. You may also request to be added to the circulation list.

We also recommend you sign onto KnowledgeShare, a current awareness platform where you can create your own profile and set professional interests to receive tailored updates where you like and when you like.

You can sign up to receive a digest of a particular journal title like BMJ Leader (in the 'Journal Alerts' section) and/or update the 'Professional Interests' field with indexed headings like the one for Leadership (though you might also choose to include further headings, e.g. your field of expertise or Career Progression more generally). Don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you'd like us to help set this up for you.

NHS Leadership Academy

The NHS Leadership Academy is the home of health and care leadership development. It's designed to help
everyone in the NHS achieve the highest standards and discover their full leadership potential.

NHS Leadership Academy:

Programmes to help you grow as a leader - view here

NHS Leadership Academy:

Learning Hub

Click here to view the range of bitesize learning solutions for the development
of NHS staff of all levels, which you can work through at your own pace.

Podcast recommendations

Why not start with one of our podcast recommendations?