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A Picture of Health

The BBC and the OU came together to take a snapshot of a typical day in the 21st-century NHS.

The Academy of Fabulous Stuff

A collaboration to ensure best practice, great ideas and service solutions are available to all across the NHS and social care.

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare

Works to promote environmentally sustainable health and social care. Includes their programmes, projects, and campaigns, with news, blog and contacts. SusHealthcare

Department of Health & Social Care

Exists to improve the health and wellbeing of people in England, by providing strategic leadership to the NHS and social care organisations. dhgovuk


Specially developed to enable organisations to measure the morale of their staff, the bedrock of performance.

Get Your Rights

Information about a patients rights under the NHS and how to make a complaint.

Health Service Discounts

Provides exclusive money saving offers and deals for NHS staff. NHS_Discounts

Healthcare Staff Benefits

Local and national discounts for NHS Staff and their family members. Healthcaresb

Healthy Start

Means-tested scheme provides vouchers to spend with local retailers; for those that are pregnant or have a child under four years old.

HSJ Intelligence

Offers predictive, expert and exclusive content on all NHS commissioners and providers.


National advisory group, funded through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), which promotes active public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. Contains FAQ and information on how to get involved. NIHRINVOLVE

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

The executive agency of the Department of Health, protecting and promoting public health and patient safety. MHRAgovuk

National Health Service History

Online version of Geoffrey Rivett's book, "From Cradle to Grave - the first 50 years of the NHS", a history covering 1948-1998, now extended to 2008.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence

An independent organisation providing guidance on health and clinical practice; includes details of its role, services, procedures, and contacts.


Provides expert support and advice to help clinical commissioners to deliver improved health services to local populations.

NHS Behind the Headlines

A comprehensive site offering up to date NHS news provided by NHS Choices.

NHS Benchmarking Network

Exists to identify and share good practice across the Health and Social Care sector.

NHS Business Services Authority

A Special Health Authority and an Arms Length Body of the Department of Health which provides a range of critical central services to NHS organisations, NHS contractors, patients and the public.

NHS Careers

Explores a wide variety of NHS careers, with fact sheets and real stories.

NHS Centre for Involvement

Supports and encourages the NHS and other organisations to involve patients and the public in health and social care decision-making.

NHS Choices

Offers substantial advice and reference sections on conditions, treatments, and keeping good health. Also includes a decription of the National Health Service.

NHS Confederation

An independent membership body for the organisations that make up the NHS; works to inform and influence health care policy. Includes news, current priorities, specialist networks, and a listing of publications and briefings. nhsconfed

NHS Digital

National provider of high-quality information, data and IT systems for health and social care.

NHS Health Checks

Part of a national scheme to help prevent the onset of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

NHS Improvement

National improvement programme working with clinical networks and NHS organisations to transform, deliver and sustain improvements across the entire pathway of care in cancer, cardiac, diagnostics and stroke services.

NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

Supports the NHS to transform healthcare for patients and the public. Information on their work as available publications.

NHS Litigation Authority

A not-for-profit part of the NHS that manages negligence and other claims against the NHS in England on behalf of member organisations.

NHS Networks

Intended to connect people and places to ensure that the good things that are happening in the NHS are known by and influence as many people as possible.

NHS One You

This Public Health England campaign provides information and advice to help you stop smoking, reduce drinking, get active and eat healthily.

NHS Pensions

A comprehensive guide to the NHS Pension Scheme, with information for members and for employers.

NHS Professionals

Provider of managed flexible worker service to the NHS. nhspbank

NHS Supply Chain

Manages the sourcing, delivery and supply of health care and food products to the NHS and healthcare organisations in England and Wales.

NHS Surveys

Programme that systematically gathers the views of patients about the care they have recently received.

NHS: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Official information and advice concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) with updated news, advice and contact information along with tips on how to avoid spreading the disease.

NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR)

Funds research to improve the quality, effectiveness and accessibility of the NHS; describes current and past programmes, with a history, news, and contacts.

The Outside Clinic

A national home-visiting optician and hearing specialist service, provided by the NHS.

UK Screening Portal

Advises government and the NHS in the four UK countries about all aspects of screening and supports implementation nationwide. Provides a guide to screening programmes, with information for professionals and the public.

Veterans: NHS Mental Health Services

Local community based service is for ex-forces personnel who have military attributable complex mental health problems that have not improved following previous treatment.

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