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.
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.
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.
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.
GMC: Your Health Matters
Presents information and resources for doctors who are concerned about their own health or that of a colleague.
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.
Health portal developed and supported by nationally accredited medical specialists.
Provides information about current clinical trials in UK and how to apply to be a volunteer.
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 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.