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Nursing and Midwifery Web Sites Listed by Subject


Asthma Research Unit
Run by the University of Dundee, Tayside Centre for General Practice contains a publications section of recent journal articles and a research section of work done by the Asthma Research Unit.

Bandolier: Allergy, Asthma, COPD and Respiratory Problems
Information from the UK evidence-based publication

British Guideline on the Management of Asthma
Full text of the clinical guideline produced by SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network) and the British Thoracic Society [PDF format]

Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of inhaler devices
A systematic review from the Health Technology Assessment web site.

GINA (Global Initiative for Asthma)
Contains a resources and documents section

LAIA (Lung and Asthma Information Agency)
UK site containing factsheets.

National Asthma Campaign
UK charity, contains sections for Health Professionals and Researchers where you can find news, publications and a searchable research database.

PCRS-UK (Primary Care Respiratory Society UK)
UK site contains factsheets under the link Primary Care Respiratory Society UK Opinion Sheets

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Child Branch

Action for Sick Children  
A campaigning organisation for the rights of children in hospital, offers specific information for students.

Bristol Inquiry  
Full document of this far reaching inquiry.

Carlile Review  
Safeguards for children and young people in Wales

Centre for International Child Health  
Research centre based at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Child Cancer Pain Web site
Texas based site for healthcare professionals and parents.

Child Poverty Action Group  
CPAG promotes action for the relief, directly or indirectly, of poverty among children and families with children.

Children's Act  
Full copy of this 1989 document which underpins the rights of children.

Children and Young People's Research Network Wales  
A resource for child health researchers to enable collaboration and offer information on research training, research funding, statistical funding and much more.

Department of Health Consent Guidance
The latest guidance in consent for adults and children undergoing treatment within the NHS.

Family, Lifecourse and Generations Centre (FLaG)  
FLaG was established to forge interdisciplinary links with researchers and practitioners from a varied range of disciplines with a principal focus on family life structure, kinship patterns and the changing nature of childhood.

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Campaigning, research and help for children suffering from abuse.

National Service Framework for Children
A government taskforce which will set standards for the care of children within acute and community care and social services.

Paediatric Nursing  
The UK Children's Nursing journal.

Royal Marsden Cancer Site  
The Royal Marsden is the UK's leading comprehensive cancer centre. Included on the Royal Marsden website is a set of interactive educational pages entitled 'The Adventures of Captain Chemo'. Based on the idea of a teenage patient, the pages are aimed at cancer patients (especially children and teenagers), relatives and friends to explain the disease and its treatment.

Victoria Climbié Inquiry  

Virtual Children's Hospital  
Hosted by Iowa Children's Hospital, excellent children's resources, also information for healthcare professionals.

Welsh Injuries Prevention Network  
Working to prevent accidental death in childhood, a Welsh Assembly funded initiative.

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Community Care Statistics
Relating to many areas of community care

Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association
UK site containing news, definitions of health visiting and useful links

Health and care statistics [Wales]
A comprehensive set of statistical information on health, health services and social services in Wales.

Liberating the Public Health Talents of Community Practitioners and Health Vistors
A document available from the Department of Health site Professionals section contains information for those working in a variety of settings including Local Education Authorities, Primary Care Trusts, statutory and non-statutory agencies.

Pillars of the community: the RCN’s UK position on the development of the registered nursing workforce in the community (2010) [PDF format]

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Type 2 Diabetes: National clinical guideline for management in primary and secondary care
NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) guideline from the Royal College of General Practitioners, Diabetes UK, Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Nursing. [PDF format]

Clinical Guideline for Type 2 Diabetes: The Prevention and Managment of Foot Problems
A NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) guideline from the Royal College of General Practitioners amongst others. [PDF format]

Department of Health Diabetes Information Strategy
Publications on Diabetes including the National Service Framework for Diabetes

Diabetes Drug Database

Diabetes in Pregnancy
Document from BUPA regarding gestational diabetes mainly aimed at the public

Diabetes Monitor
United States site containing a wealth of general information

Diabetes UK
General information. The Healthcare Professionals section contains a report and care recommendations option.

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Gastroenterology nursing

British Society of Gastroenterology  
Topics in this section include endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, liver and pancreas etc. The web site provides details of BSG meetings, regional groups and lectures which can be attended. Access to general journals such as GUT, GI charities, foundations, professional societies and online databases.

Raising awareness and funding research into gut and liver disease.

Digestive Disorder UK
Useful website giving information on various disorders

ESGENA: European Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Nurses and Associates  
Information on recent publications and relevant courses and conferences in the field of gastroenterology and regularly produces guidelines on aspects of endoscopy in conjunction with the European Society of Gastrointestinal endoscopy.

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Learning Disability

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Mental Health Branch

Department of Health: Mental Health
DoH policy, legal and discussion documents all relating to mental health. Downloadable files include England's National Service Framework for Mental Health, the White Paper on reform of the Mental Health Act, and more.

International Psychiatric Nursing discussion list  
This on-line discussion list brings together mental health nurses from around the world. All are free to join!

Internet Mental Health  
Free encyclopaedia of mental health information created by a Canadian psychiatrist, Dr Phillip Long. Information on each of the most common mental disorders, psychiatric medications, and diagnostic programs plus access to Mental Health Magazine. The site also lists links to other quality mental health sites.

Mental Health Foundation  
The leading charity working in both mental health and learning disabilities. The web site provides information on the Foundation's work, publications and conferences.

Mental Help Net  
Leading American mental health web site

Information on campaigns, local MIND group activities, and on general mental health issues.

Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health  
The Sainsbury Centre's work includes providing policy advice to Government, evaluating services, developing best practice and undertaking original research.

Tizard Centre  
The Tizard Centre is one of the main academic groups working in learning disability and mental health services in the UK. From 1996, the Centre has incorporated work in services for older people. The Centre links with social services Departments, health authorities and other relevant organisations.

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Bliss is a UK charity for premature birth. It contains some useful statistical information

British Pregnancy Advisory Service
Information about abortion

Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health (CEMACH)
Contains CESDI Reports and the Saving Mothers Lives Reports

Epidural Pain Relief During Labour
One of a series of research documents from MIDIRS, available for purchase.

Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID)

Site run by Sheila Kitzinger, noted author in the field.

Informed Choice
Contains leaflets that examine key decisions facing expectant mothers during pregnancy and is designed to assist them in making informed choices.

International Confederation of Midwives
Containing news and position statements

International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death (ISPID)
Contains news and recent articles regarding sudden infant death.

Maternity Services Statistics
A link to several years worth of this publication, gives information on such matters as caesarean section and premature birth statistics

A new collaboration appointed by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) to continue the national programme of work investigating maternal deaths, stillbirths and infant deaths, including the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths.

Contains news and information

Midwifery Today magazine
United States site contains articles

Midwives Rules and Standards (2012)
Printer friendly version [PDF format]

National Childbirth Trust Pregnancy and Baby Care
News, general information and advice

Neonatal Intensive Care Services
Department of Health document

Perinatal Institute
UK site for midwives, obstetricians, neonatal nurses etc. Has six main sections including, Perinatal Reviews Reviews and recommendations for best practice from the Institute's series of Perinatal Forums. Gestation Network offers free software for calculation of gestational age and birthweight percentiles; the GROW programme.  Birth Notes and Pregnancy notes.

Project 27/28: Cesdi Report
Full report of an enquiry into quality of care and its effect on the survival of babies born at 27-28 weeks.
An Executive summary is also available. [PDF format]

Teenage Pregnancy Unit
Contains publications and reports and information about the government's Teenage Pregnancy strategy.

Tommy's Baby Charity
General information site

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Journal web links

Policy Documents


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