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Government and NHS Bodies

DH - Department of Health

http://www.dh.gov.uk/

MHRA - Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

http://www.mhra.gov.uk/

Information about the regulatory processes for medicines and devices in the UK, including news about initiatives in Europe and beyond

The MHRA and the Commission on Human Medicines produce a monthly electronic bulletin, Drug Safety Update, providing the latest information and clinical advice on the safe use of medicines

EMA - European Medicines Agency

http://www.ema.europa.eu/

EMA is responsible for issuing European marketing authorisation and for controlling the safety of medicines

CHM - Commission on Human Medicines

This site provides information about the Commission's responsibilities for the quality, efficacy and safety of medicines

DVLA - Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

http://www.dvla.gov.uk/medical.aspx

Information on the national medical guidelines of fitness to drive

Medicines Partnership

http://www.keele.ac.uk

Information on medicine taking and concordance for academics, healthcare professionals, patients and the general public

SMC - Scottish Medicines Consortium

http://www.scottishmedicines.org.uk/

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) provides advice across Scotland to NHS Boards and their Area Drug and Therapeutics Committees (ADTCs) about the status of new medicines, formulations, or major new indications for established medicines.

SHOW - Scotland's Health on the Web

http://www.show.scot.nhs.uk/

Provides a focal point for NHS in Scotland

TOXBASE®

http://www.toxbase.org/

The Primary Clinical Toxicology Database of the National Poisons Information Service

HPA - Health Protection Agency

http://www.hpa.org.uk/infections/

HPA protects the population from infection by detecting, diagnosing, and monitoring communicable diseases

All Wales Medicines Strategy Group

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/home.cfm?OrgID=371

The All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) develops independent and authoritative advice on new drugs and on the cost implications of making these drugs routinely available on the NHS in Wales and advises the Welsh Assembly on prescribing strategy for Wales and on future developments in healthcare

Guidelines

NHS Centre for Reviews

http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/

A source of information on the effectiveness of treatments and the delivery and organisation of healthcare

HTA - The Health Technology Assessment programme

http://www.ncchta.org/

This is a national programme of research into the costs, effectiveness and broader impact of health technologies; the output is aimed at those who use, manage and provide care in the NHS

NICE - The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

http://www.nice.org.uk/

NICE provides the NHS (patients, health professionals and the public) in England and Wales with authoritative, robust and reliable guidance on current "best practice"

Clinical Knowledge Summaries

http://www.cks.library.nhs.uk/

The Clinical Knowledge Summaries service (CKS) is a NHS funded resource that provides ready access to practical and reliable clinical knowledge about the common conditions managed in primary and first contact care

SIGN - Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network.

http://www.sign.ac.uk/

Develops and publishes evidence-based clinical practice guidelines

Intute: health & life sciences (closed July 2011)

http://www.intute.ac.uk/healthandlifesciences/

Internet resource gateway (medicine, biomedicine, allied health, health management, etc)


eMC - Electronic Medicines Compendium

http://emc.medicines.org.uk/


The Cochrane Collaboration

http://www.cochrane.org/

An international not-for-profit organisation which provides information on systematic reviews and robust studies on healthcare interventions

The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews is published as part of The Cochrane Library.

Bandolier

http://www.medicine.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/

Evidence-based health journal

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