Health Committee: Related links

Links to related sites have been provided for information only. Their presence on this site does not mean that the Health Committee endorses any of the information, products or views published on these sites. Please note that using the links below will take you away from the Parliamentary web site.


Department of Health
The Department of Health website provides €œhealth and social care policy, guidance and publications.€
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)
NICE is €œthe independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.€
The Parliamentary Ombudsman and the Health Service Ombudsman
The Parliamentary Ombudsman and the Health Service Ombudsman conduct €œindependent investigations into complaints about unfair or improper actions or poor service by UK government departments, their agencies and the NHS in England, Scotland and Wales.€
Northern Ireland Ombudsman
The Northern Ireland Ombudsman can €œinvestigate both the Health Services and the Personal Social Services and investigate complaints about the private health care sector where the Health and Personal Social Services in Northern Ireland has funded the treatment.€ It has the power to €œinvestigate complaints arising from both the administrative actions of Health Service organisations (e.g. Trusts, Boards, etc.) and the exercise of clinical judgement by health care professionals.€


World Health Organisation
The World Health Organization (WHO) is €œthe United Nations specialized agency for health. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.€
European Commission (Public Health)
The EU together with the Member States, €œworks to protect and promote the health of European people. For the Commission, health is a key priority.€

Other organisations

Royal College of Emergency Medicine 
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine website aims to €œprovide information about the organization; to provide academic resources including publications; and to offer a dynamic resource for disseminating and collecting new information relevant to Emergency Medicine.€
British Heart Foundation
The British Heart Foundation aims to €œplay a leading role in the fight against disease of the heart and circulation so that it is no longer a major cause of disability and premature death.€
British Medical Association
The British Medical Association €œrepresents doctors from all branches of medicine all over the UK.€
Bulletin of Medical Ethics
The Bulletin of Medical Ethics is €œan independent publication offering a source of current news and views on a wide range of issues in health care ethics, both in the UK and abroad.€
Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is €œthe world's leading charity dedicated to research on the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer.€
Health Protection Agency
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) is €œan independent body that protects the health and well-being of everyone in England and Wales.€
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine aims to €œcontribute to the improvement of health worldwide through the pursuit of excellence in research, postgraduate teaching and advanced training in national and international public health and tropical medicine, and through informing policy and practice in these areas.€
National AIDS Trust
The National AIDS Trust (NAT) is €œthe UK's leading HIV and AIDS policy development and campaigning organisation.€
NHS Alliance
The NHS Alliance is €œthe main representative organisation of Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in England. It is also the representative organisation of the Health Professionals (including managers; pharmacists; Allied health professionals; Optometrists; Dentists and lay people) who work in PCT's and their equivalent organisations elsewhere is the UK.€
National Heart Forum
The National Heart Forum (NHF) aims to €œwork with and through its members to prevent disability and death from coronary heart disease in the UK. It operates both nationwide and internationally.€
Nuffield Council on Bioethics
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is a UK body that examines ethical issues raised by new developments in biology and medicine. Established by the Nuffield Foundation in 1991, the Council is an independent body, funded jointly by the Foundation, the UK Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.
Royal College of General Practitioners
The Royal College of General Practitioners aims to €œencourage, foster and maintain the highest possible standards in general medical practice and for that purpose to take or join with others in taking any steps consistent with the charitable nature of that object which may assist towards the same.€
Royal College of Nursing
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) €œrepresents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies.€
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health aims to €œadvance the art and science of paediatrics, improve standards of medical care to children, and to educate and examine doctors in paediatrics. Additionally, the College has a function in providing information to the public on the health care of children.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
The Royal College of Psychiatrists website provides information that relates to €œimproving the lives of people affected by mental illness.€
Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) is the regulatory and professional body for pharmacists in England, Scotland and Wales. Its primary objective is to €œlead, regulate and develop the pharmacy profession.€
Which? campaign to €œmake sure consumers get treated fairly. They publish magazines, books and websites to help people make the right choice for them.€