Healthcare Links

Links to colleges, associations, institutes and healthcare information sites.

Department of Health and Social Care
Their aim is to improve the health and well-being of people in England. Here you will find the latest on the Department's work, as well as health and social care guidance, publications and policy. www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care

NHS Confederation
The Confederation brings together the organisations that make up the modern NHS across the UK and supports networking and sharing of information within and beyond the NHS. www.nhsconfed.org
 
British Medical Association
The BMA, the voice of the profession, represents all doctors from all branches of medicine all over the UK. About 80% of practising doctors are members, as are 12,000 medical students and nearly 4,000 members overseas. www.bma.org.uk
 
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
NICE - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence was set up as a Special Health Authority for England and Wales on 1 April 1999.  It is part of the National Health Service (NHS), and its role is to provide patients, health professionals and the public with authoritative, robust and reliable guidance on current “best practice”. www.nice.org.uk

See Also:

National Association of Primary Care www.napc.co.uk

New NHS Alliance www.nhsalliance.org

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)
The ABPI is the trade association for about a hundred companies in the UK producing prescription medicines. Its member companies research, develop, manufacture and supply more than 90 per cent of the medicines prescribed through the National Health Service (NHS). www.abpi.org.uk

Royal Colleges/Societies/Institutes in UK
The Royal College of General Practitioners www.rcgp.org.uk

The Royal College of Psychiatrists www.rcpsych.ac.uk

British Psychological Society www.bps.org.uk

Institute of Neurology www.ucl.ac.uk/ion

Royal Pharmaceutical Society http://www.rpharms.com/

Royal Society of Medicine www.rsm.ac.uk

Royal College of Nursing www.rcn.org.uk
 
Medical Information sites
Drug Tariff  www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/PrescriptionServices/4940.aspx

BNF www.bnf.org

NICE Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk 

Electronic Medicines Compendium www.medicines.org.uk

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency www.gov.uk/government/organisations/medicines-and-healthcare-products-regulatory-agency

EMims www.mims.co.uk

Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health
The provision of services of the highest possible standard to people with mental health needs, to inform and educate the public about mental health needs, and to press for high standards in the provision for all mental health needs www.niamhwellbeing.org
 
Scottish Association for Mental Health
The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) is the leading mental health charity in Scotland. As well as campaigning on policy issues and providing a Scotland-wide information service the Association offers direct services to people with mental health problems across Scotland through a range of projects. www.samh.org.uk

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