Health and Social Care

On this page you will find many useful resources suitable for your course including physical Library stock, eBooks, eResources, websites and videos.

Finding Health and Social Care Resources

All books have a classification number on the spine. Here are some class marks to get you started. Click on the class marks below to find out what the Library has to offer for each topic. To request to borrow resources, please click here

Selected Health and Social Care eBooks

You can access Health and Social Care eBooks for free from home or college 24/7, which means no lugging heavy books around! Click on one of the eBooks below or visit our eBooks section to search for even more titles. You may need to log in via Shibboleth, or through your institution. Just select 'Northampton College' and log in using your student ID and password.

Level 1 Introduction to Health and Social Care and Children & Young People's Settings
Read on VLe Books
Cache Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
Read on VLe Books
Cache Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
Read on VLe Books
Multiple Sclerosis for Dummies
Read on VLe Books

Magazines and Journals

The Library subscribes to a number of course specific and general interest magazines, journals and newspapers across the centres. You may find the publications below useful for your course or subject area. You can also view our full collection of weekly and monthly publications here.

Nursing Times
Nursery World
Nutrition iMag

Health and Social Care eResources

Here is a list of commonly used resources. Click an image link to go to that website. Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Anatomy TV logoAnatomy TV is an interactive digital learning tool that includes interactive 3D models, narrated animations and illustrations as well as more than 250 clinical topics and case studies.
Issues Online logoIssues Online is an amazing resource of articles on numerous social issues.

To log in:
1. Type Northampton College IdP in to the box, select it and press continue.
2. Enter your College login details then click Login
Jisc logoJisc Health and Social Care Training offers resources including videos, guides and learning and assessment activities to support the competencies required to obtain your qualification.
Carers Trust logoCarers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers which includes case studies, articles on health and wellbeing, money and benefits, carers rights as well as information on caring for specific conditions.
Community Care logoThe Community Care group is at the heart of your social care career. They offer a selection of products that work together to give social care professionals constant support in the ever-changing social care sector.
Mental Health Foundation logoMental Health Foundation: Useful website providing a wealth of information on mental health and a wide range of publications.
NHS DigitalNHS Digital is the national information and technology partner to the health and care system
National Institute for Health and Care ExcellenceNICE Evidence Search brings together evidence on health, drugs and technologies, public health, social care, and healthcare management and commissioning in one place.
Care Quality Commision logoQuality Care Commission: The independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.
Skills for Care logoSkills for Care are a trusted independent charity with over 18 years’ experience in workforce development, working as a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care. Their website includes news, blogs and articles relation to health and social care.
Social Care Online logoSocial Care Online is the UK’s largest database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work.
Birth Injury Justice Centre logoWebsite providing information and advice on birth injuries, which are instances of physical harm during childbirth directly caused by medical errors. There are many types of birth injuries, ranging from mild to severe and may cause irreversible damage.

Planet eStream Videos

Planet eStream is an amazing video-on-demand service that holds thousands of film, TV and radio resources for use with your studies. Click below to search  videos you may find useful for your course.

To log in:

  1. Go to Planet eStream
  2. Enter your College login details and password then click Log in

Planet eStream logo

Information and Study skills

The Library can offer support within any of the following areas. Click on any of the topics below to go to the Information and Study Skills Moodle page which includes Study Smart courses for each topic as well as activities, PowerPoint presentations and useful information leaflets.


The Library's Learning Facilitators are available to support you in developing your writing, computer, information and study skills. They are here to help you on your path to independent learning. If you need help with any of the areas listed above please talk to a Learning Facilitator.

Please note that access to Learning Facilitators this year is via appointment only. Please email with information on which areas or topics you would like help with. We will then arrange an appointment with you as soon as possible.

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