Research Hub

In the Research Hub you'll find details of recent publications of staff of RJAH, as well as how the Library Team can support you with research, training and resources.

RJAH Staff Publications

Support for Research 

Guidelines, policy and publications


Useful wesbsites



RJAH Staff Publications

The Library collates a list of RJAH staff publications to celebrate the good work being done by staff in the Trust. Staff publications are defined as anything written or produced by RJAH staff,  including the following: Journal articles; Books/Book chapters; Conference abstracts; Poster/Podium presentations; Any collaborate work that mentions the hospital and its staff; Staff interviews that have been published.

If you wish to have your work included in this list, please contact the library.


Staff publications database

Staff publications can be searched online in our Shropshire Health Libraries Catalogue. All records have links to abstracts.

  • To search for staff publications, go to A to Z search then select Search - Journals:  
  • In the Search box, enter "Staff Publications" followed by the required keyword(s)
    "Staff Publications 2018"  brings back all articles published in 2018
    "Staff Publications Davie" brings back all articles written by Davie
    "Staff Publications Osteoporosis" brings back articles with subject keyword Osteoporosis

  • Before running the search, select ‘Match all words
  • Retrieved records are displayed in a list and will all have the prefix ‘*Staff Publication*’ to distinguish them from ebooks and other journals.
  • To display a linked abstract, click on brief record to display full title record and then click on the link to go to the PubMed abstract.

Staff publications archive

An archive of staff publication lists from 1994 to current is available on the Document Centre. Click here to view the Staff Publications archive. (This is a link to the intranet and only RJAH staff can access).


Useful links

Staffordshire University staff publications can be searched at STORE (Staffordshire Online Repository). STORE (ePrints) is a digital archive of research and scholarly output produced by Staffordshire University staff at

Keele University staff publications include research published by staff members at Keele University, University Hospital of North Staffs, North Staffs Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, NHS North Staffordshire PCT and NHS Stoke on Trent PCT. The list is at

Support for Research 

If you are planning a clinial audit, project or research activities for which you would like tailored library support, please contact the library so that we can discuss your individual needs and plan accordingly.

Request an evidence search - a Librarian will undertake a search of the relevant literature

Request a journal article or book

Send us an enquiry or feedback [online form]

Arrange information skills training 

Guidelines, policy and publications 

AllTrials campaign is working to have all trials registered, and all results reported Information about clinical studies (including but not limited to clinical trials)

CONSORT Statement: Recommendations for reporting RCTs

Department of Health , National Health Service polices, announcements and publications 

King's Fund: independent charitable organisation providing research and health policy analysis

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority - Clinical Trials: Very comprehensive resource, aimed at healthcare professionals

NHS Improving Quality (previously NHS Improvement)

NICE guidance (general search) 

NICE Evidence search (then filter results by information type)

NIHR - Clinical Trials Toolkit: Gives advice to researchers on designing and running a trial. The site also discusses the need for registration, so that trials can be tracked from start to publication.



 ABPI Clinical Trial Disclosure Toolkit: Good practice guidelines, disclosure checklists and a standard operating procedure for pharmaceutical companies

Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination databases (CRD) - enables searching of the Database of Health Technology Assessments (HTA), the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), and the NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) (US) -  searchable database which provides information about current ongoing clinical research activities both within the US and internationally

Cochrane Library: Highest quality evidence including 'gold standard' systematic reviews (no login required) 

Current Controlled Trials: allows users to search, register and share information about clinical trials

European Clinical Trials Database (EudraCT)

Health Systems Evidence: respository of syntheses of research evidence about governance, financial and delivery arrangements within health systems

ISRCTN: A numeric system for the unique identification of trials

NHS Databases: British Nursing Index (BNI), Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycInfo, Health Management Information Consortium - NHS ATHENS account required 

PubMed: for search engine style quick search of biomedical literature

Mendeley: a free research reference and PDF management tool US government science information, including R&D results

TRIP: Turning Research Into Practice - clinical search engine. Sign up to the site and follow this guide to enable the discovery of full-text links to resources held by the Library.  Please note that users gain enhanced accessed to Trip Pro when on NHS Trust networked devices.

UK Clinical Trials Gateway: Search results are available in two formats, and if results have been published, details will be given

UMIN Clinical Trials Registry (Japan): English language page. Click here for the Japanese page

WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP): Their mission is to provide an overview of health research, the site includes a facility to search for clinical trials. 


The Library has a range of books to support you with your research:

Browse the entire library catalogue for books: 

If you can not find the book you're looking for, please email the library and we'll locate a copy for you: 

Useful websites 


To support you in your work, the Library provide the following information skills training e-learning modules: 
  • Basic and advanced database searching
  • Critical Appraisal
  • Publishing, Copyright and Citations

The modules are free to you and can be undertaken from any Internet connected PC. See Request information skills training page for details, where you can also find a link to the Trust training prospectus.

Access free research related training activities and resources from NIHR CRN West Midlands Research Training Collaboratives.

Information about training in Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is the international ethical, scientific and practical standard to which all clinical research is conducted .

e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) is a Health Education England (HEE) Programme working in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social workforce.  

Programmes cover subjects from audiology to anaesthesia, dentistry to dermatology, emergency medicine to end of life care, primary care to prescribing, safeguarding children to statutory and mandatory training.

 We welcome your feedback. If you  have any suggestions for further useful resources or links you would like adding to this page, please contact us.