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NHS National

NHS Inform
NHS inform is a new national health information service, providing a co-ordinated approach and a single source of quality assured health information for the public in Scotland.

Net Doctor
Over 250 of the UK's and Europe's leading doctors and health professionals write, edit and update the contents of In addition to creating written content for the patient these same health professionals respond to users questions and concerns regarding general health concerns.

NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
York University
The Centre for Reviews and Dissemination aims to provide research-based information about the effects of interventions used in health and socical care.

NHS Confederation
The Confederation works together with its members to ensure the best health service for patients by influencing policy and public debate, supporting health leaders through networking and sharing information and promoting excellence in employment.

NHS 24
Scottish Health based service works in partnership with local NHS Boards out-of-hours services to provide patients with health advice and help when GP practices are closed.

NHS Choices
NHS Choices is the online 'front door' to the NHS in England. It is the country's biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health.

NHS Health Scotland
This organisation works at national level to support organisations, policy-makers, communities and individuals to take action to improve health and reduce health inequalities across Scotland.
The Resources section provides acces to online publications and the public health library service.

NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Healthcare Improvement Scotland came into existence on the 1 April 2011 and will build on work previously done by NHS Quality Improvement Scotland and the Care Commission.

Comprehensive, free, up-to-date health information as provided by GPs to patients during consultations

Health in my Language
This website lets you find information about health and health related services in Scotland which has been translated into different languages.

Scotland's Health on the Web (SHOW)
The SHOW service is provided by a team of people based within the Information and Statistics Division of NHSScotland. In addition to the SHOW team, the contributing websites on SHOW are provided by the organisations themselves and a dedicated army of NHSScotland staff.

Scottish Executive Health Department (SEHD)
SEHD is responsible both for NHS Scotland and for the development and implementation of health and community care policy.

Scottish Public Health Observatory (SPHO)
The SPHO brings together key national organisations involved in public health intelligence in Scotland, led by ISD Scotland and NHS Health Scotland.


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