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UK National Health Service

The National Health Service    - Official government site, launched to commemorate 50 years of the NHS. Information about the history, function and structure of the NHS. Contact details for all NHS health authorities and NHS trusts. Links to other sources of information.

The Exeter System - Diverse range of software products and services formerly purchased by Purchasing Consortium of NHS Health Authorities. Now part of the NHS Information Authority.

Health Education Authority - 'Special' health authority for health education. Responsible for developing strategy, education and research. Resources for professionals and patients.

Lancashire and South Cumbria Education & Training Consortium - Provides work force planning and training for nurses, midwives ,occupational therapists, physiotherapists and radiographers across a number of NHS Trusts, Health Authorities, Local Authorities and Primary Care Groups within the North West Region.

National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assement - The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme is one of the largest elements of the National Health Service's Research and Development Strategy and makes an important contribution to developing a knowledge based NHS

The NHS A to Z
- Good comprehensive guide to the National Health Service. How the NHS is funded and organised, who does what, and how to get access to services. Produced by the independent Help for Health Trust with funding from the NHS.

NHS Beacon Services - Designed to share examples of good practice within NHS organisations. Find out opening days for a Beacon Service of interest or send for a catalogue. Sparse information online.

NHS Direct - The 24 hour nurse led telephone advice service run by the NHS. Provides information on the diagnosis and treatment of common conditions. When to seek medical help. Advice on healthly living.

NHS Information Authority - The 'special' Health Authority with the responsibility for NHS information technology.

NHS Information Authority : National Electronic Library for Health - This official NHS programme aims "to improve health, healthcare and clinical practice by providing easy access to high quality knowledge". No health information available yet but details of development progress to date. (Nov 1999)

NHS Information authority: Education, Training & Development Programme - Official Web site aimed at NHS staff from all disciplines who have key information management or training roles.

NHS Information Authority: GPnet - Official NHS Web site. Information about connecting to the NHS Net, specifically for GP practices.

Our Healthier Nation - Website managed by the Health Education Authority on behalf of the Department of Health. Supports the white paper, Saving lives - Our Healthier Nation. Contains a collection of links, contacts and resources, including a searchable national database.

Primary Care: NHS Executive - Primary Care Division of the NHS Executive. Details of the Government's new NHS developments. Primary Care Groups and Trusts, Walk-in Centres, Health Action Zones, PMS Pilots.

Trent Net - Regional Office of the NHS executive, covering an area which includes Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, South Humber, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield and Barnsley. Limited database of resources.

UK National Blood Service - 'Special' Health Authority responsible for maintaining the NHS blood supply. Relies entirely on voluntary donors. Facts about blood donation. Search and find a local blood donor session.

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