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Health Education England selects ProQuest

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), working in partnership with and on behalf of Health Education England, has signed a three-year national license with ProQuest to provide access to a variety of core healthcare databases. 

The agreement will enable all NHS staff and eligible healthcare students across England to have access to more than 5,000 full-text scholarly and professional journals, videos and dissertations within the Hospital Collections portfolio for the next three years.
 
In addition to the journals, more than 32,000 full-text dissertations will assist health and social care professionals stay abreast of the latest trends and ideas published in their field, says ProQuest. Clinical support is available to provide quick answers to the most common questions and invaluable videos provide step-by-step guides for nursing students.
 
Richard Osborn, chair of the Health Education England Library Knowledge Services (HEELKS) resource discovery group, said: 'We are looking forward to working closely with ProQuest and NICE over the next three years to ensure all health and care staff in England have quick and easy access to this valuable portfolio of resources.'
 
As part of the agreement, the following ProQuest databases will be available: ProQuest Hospital Collection; MEDLINE; British Nursing Index; PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES. All of these databases will deliver valuable content to those training within and conducting research in the healthcare professions.
 
Niels Dam, vice president for product management at ProQuest, said: 'We are delighted to provide such valuable content to health professionals across England. One of ProQuest’s key aims is to support vital research by delivering essential information in a way that makes it quick and easy to access, whether the user is studying or working in a critical role, applying practical clinical material as part of their day to day workflow. We understand that the health professionals accessing this information have full-time, high pressured jobs and the ability for them to retrieve it at the click of a button is a priority for us.'