UK Medicine

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Coordinates the work of the Medical Royal Colleges; provides a guide to their current projects, including development of doctors’ revalidation, training and education. AoMRC

Balint Society

Aims to help general practitioners better understand the emotional aspects of the doctor-patient relationship. Offers event listings and information about Michael Balint, a psycho-analyst from Hungary who emigrated to Britain in the 1930s and after whom the Society is named. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Balint-Society/260364547406441 BalintSocietyUK

BMJ Clinical Evidence

Clinical Evidence is the continually updated international source of the best available evidence on the effects of common interventions. It provides a succinct account of the current state of clinical conditions. It can be used by anyone making decisions about patient care.

British Journal of Sports Medicine

Serves as a source for original research, reviews, and discussions related to clinically relevant aspects of sports and exercise medicine.

Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine

Details of courses, workshops and medicine conferences in the UK. Includes downloads and related tools.

The Cochrane Collaboration

An international network providing evidence-based resources on medical and health care interventions; includes details of their Cochrane Reviews, brought together into their online Cochrane Library databases.

Dispensing Doctors' Association

Organisation promoting the interests of dispensing doctors in the UK; contains conference information, news, resources and articles.

Doctors Support Network

An online self-help group for doctors offering newsletters, details of social meetings and a helpline and advice sections.

General Practice Notebook

Online resource for information featuring clinicians in the United Kingdom.

GMC: Your Health Matters

Presents information and resources for doctors who are concerned about their own health or that of a colleague.

Institute of Biomedical Science

A professional body for laboratory personnel with advice sections, news and publications plus course details.

Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine

Brings together physical science, engineering and clinical professionals in academia, healthcare services and industry. Includes details of meetings and events, publications, and membership.

James Lind Alliance

Charity which aims to identify the most important gaps in knowledge about the effects of treatments. Includes event listings and details of current research priorities.

Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine

Promotes progress in preventive medicine in the UK and Ireland. Offers a list of school and college speakers, details of summer studentships and information on biomedical research prizes.

MAS - Medical Advisory Service

Provides helplines, operated by specially trained nurses, to advise on many aspects of health/patient care; includes details of the scheme and its capabilities, with contacts.

Medical Pages

Health portal developed and supported by nationally accredited medical specialists.

MedTrials

Provides information about current clinical trials in UK and how to apply to be a volunteer.

National electronic Library of Infection (NeLI)

A digital library of evidence-based, quality-tagged resources on the investigation, treatment, prevention and control of infectious disease.

National Resource for Infection Control (NRIC)

A portal for quality-tagged resources on infection control for healthcare staff.

Royal College of Physicians (RCP)

An independent membership organisation dedicated to physician education and development, and raising standards in patient care. Offers a profile and history, with details of their role and activities.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Supports postgraduate training and education by offering membership and fellowship to physicians, surgeons, professionals in dentistry and travel medicine and others.

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE)

A professional membership organisation that develops and oversees medical examinations, education and training for qualified doctors; describes their role and history, with contacts and resources.

Royal Society of Medicine

Provides and supports medical education, and also supports public education programmes. Provides a guide to membership and services, training, publications, and contacts.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

Established to improve health care in Scotland by developing and disseminating national clinical guidelines for effective practice. Includes guidelines published, reference guide, their methodology, and details of patient involvement.

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