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Current Awareness
Local Health Organisations

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Selected Internet Resources – NHS / DOH

“No longer will wealth be an advantage nor poverty a disadvantage. Healthcare will be provided free of charge based on clinical need and not ability to pay” – Aneurin Bevan founder of the NHS

Current Awareness

bulletKey Publications That Support the Health Reform Agenda

bulletLatest Government and Health News


bulletCode of Practice for Promotion of NHS Services

bulletDepartment of Health Guidelines

bulletHealth Service Circulars

bulletHealth Service Guidelines – These were used to convey standing guidance to NHS authorities on policy and operational matters. They were replaced by health service circulars in 1998, but some may still apply

bulletNational Service Frameworks
– Developed by the DOH set national standards and define service models for specific services or care groups

Local Health Organisations

bulletEast of England Strategic Health Authority


bulletDOH Statistical Publications

bulletDOH Publications Library – Replaces the COIN and POINT databases. Contains the full text of many key policy and guidance documents published by the Department since 1995


bulletChief Medical Officer – Has links to reports, letters and updates produced by the CMO

bulletDepartment of Health – Produces policy and guidance for health services in the UK, as well as statistics about health expenditure, health care, the health workforce, public health and social care

bulletHealth and Care Northern Ireland
– The official website for health and personal social services in Northern Ireland

bulletHOWIS ( Health Information for Wales) – The official website for the NHS in Wales

bulletNational Archives Hospital Records Database – “This database provides information on the existence and location of the records of UK hospitals. There are currently over 2,800 entries, which have been compiled by the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. These can be found by searching the database”

bulletNational Programme for IT in the NHS

bulletNHS Choices – “This website has been developed to help you make choices about your health, from lifestyle decisions about things like smoking, drinking and exercise, through to the practical aspects of finding and using NHS services when you need them”

bulletScotland’s Health on the Web


Page last updated 20 July 2010

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