Healthcare Links

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

The Department of Health
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.doh.gov.uk

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
 
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence
NICE - The National Institute for Clinical 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

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.ion.ucl.ac.uk

Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britian 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.mhra.gov.uk

EMims www.emims.net

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
 
Schizophrenia Association of Great Britain
The SAGB was the first Association for schizophrenia to be formed in the UK, was one of the first in the world and now has members all over the world. They offer help to everyone who needs information and support, as a sufferer, a relative, friend of a sufferer, carer or medical worker. www.sagb.co.uk

PriMHE
Launched in March 1999, PriMHE exists principally to help the Primary Health Care Professional (PHCP) achieve and deliver the best standards of mental health care. As a unique multi-partner collaboration and a non-profit making organisation, PriMHE can and will support PHCPs over time, both locally and nationally. www.primhe.ning.com

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