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National Health

BBC - Health News
This website provides latest health news from the BBC.

BMJ Journals
The general medical journal website.

Community Planning Exchange CHEX
CHEX's target groups are community health projects and community health initiatives across Scotland.

Department of Health (England)
The Department of Health (England) provides health and social care policy, guidance and publications.

Evolving Practice - Scottish Health Council
Evolving Practice an interactive website launched by Scottish Health Council will enable healthcare professionals to promote good examples of Patient Focus and Public Involvement from across Scotland. A database of case studies outlining initiatives from around Scotland is available to search and also submit contributions.

Health Promotion Agency - Northern Ireland
The Public Health Agency (PHA) was established in April 2009 as part of the reforms to Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland. It is the major regional organisation for health protection and health and social wellbeing improvement.  Its role also commits them to addressing the causes and associated inequalities of preventable ill-health and lack of wellbeing. It is a multi-disciplinary, multi-professional body with a strong regional and local presence

Improvement Service
This site provides resources, support and information to the Community Planning Network, other Community Planning practitioners and anyone with a general interest in Community Planning. 

Patient - Health
Information leaflets on health and disease. Most GPs in the UK can access the same leaflets during consultation.

Public Health Wales
This site contains information about the Department of Public Health in Wales.  It covers a wide range of public health, health improvement, health protection and health professional issues, including dental health.

Rural Community Gateway
The gateway for information and services to rural communities in Scotland.

Scottish Community Development Centre
The Scottish Community Development Centre - the designated National Development Centre for community development in Scotland is an innovative partnership between the Community Development Foundation (a UK non-departmental public body funded by government to support community development) and the University of Glasgow.

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)
This section of the site holds research about the Scottish voluntary sector. It has evolved from what was formerly known as the 'Scottish Voluntary Sector Almanac'. Here we provide a single reference point to the general trends within the Scottish voluntary sector, and a commentary on some of its underlying drivers of change.  This is also your first point of access to statistical and qualitative data on the sector and associated analysis.

The Scottish Executive
The Scottish Executive is the devolved government for Scotland responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including health, education, justice, rural affairs, and transport.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network SIGN
The SIGN objective is to improve the quality of health care for patients in Scotland by reducing variation in practice and outcome, through the development and dissemination of national clinical guidelines containing recommendations for effective practice based on current evidence.

Voluntary Health Scotland
The voluntary and community health sector is a major force in health improvement and health care in Scotland, complementing and supporting the work of the NHS and other public bodies.

Volunteer Scotland
The network that's trying hard to create a Scotland where everyone who wants to volunteer can do so.

Your Health, Your Rights - NHS Inform
Your Health, Your Rights contains information about 'The Charter of Patient Rights and Responsibilities' and other health rights information. 


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