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Useful links

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  • Acronym buster: provides a comprehensive list of more than 1,000 commonly used acronyms and abbreviations in the NHS.


  • Behind the Headlines (NHS Choices): helps you to find out the true story behind the sensational headline news.
  • Biomed Central (e-journals): is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to over 100 peer-reviewed biomedical research journals.
  • British Medical Association (BMA): is the professional medical association and trade union for doctors and medical students.


  • Care Quality Comission - The independent regulator of health and social care in England. Provides information on registrations, inspections and recent reports.
  • Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM): their aim is to develop, teach and promote evidence-based health care and provide support and resources to doctors and health care professionals to help maintain the highest standards of medicine.
  • Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD): based at the University of York, the CRD aims to provide research-based information about the effects of interventions used in health and social care.
  • Centre for Social Work Practice - UK based independent charity promoting relationship based practice in social work.
  • The Cochrane Library: an electronic publication designed to supply high quality evidence to inform people providing and receiving care and those responsible for research, teaching funding and administration at all levels. There may be difficulty accessing full text documents from your government network computer.


  • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE): contains summaries of systematic reviews which have met strict quality criteria. Included reviews have to be about the effects on interventions. Each summary also provides a critical commentary on the quality of the review.





  • Professional Resources for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
  • Pathologia is an open-educational pathology resource created for medical undergraduates (replacing PathCAL). It covers all aspects of human pathology by integrating the cellular and molecular basis of disease with clinical medicine - curated by members of the University of Edinburgh Division of Pathology (and other pathologists from NHS Lothian, in addition to hosting teaching content from other medical disciplines).

    Individual topics are addressed in short, interactive CALs (Computer Assisted Learning), organised in themes within broader categories (introduction, disease processes, and organ systems).

  • PubPee - A website which enables scientists to search for their publications or their peers publications and provide feedback and/or start a conversation anonymously


  • Research in Practice - Publications, research updates and learning materials to support evidence informed practice with children and families.
  • Research in Practice for Adults - Publications, research updates and learning materials to support evidence informed practice with adults and families.
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN): The RCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies.


  • School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR): specialises in health services and public health research, and the application of health economics and decision science to the development of health services and the improvement of the public health.
  • Safeguarding Board Procedures: The Isle of Man Safeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual


  • Turning Research Into Practice (TRIP): One of the Internet's leading medical resources. The TRIP Database allows users to rapidly and easily identify high quality medical literature from a wide range of sources.
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