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Sport, Health and Exercise: Medical Websites

Evaluating Websites

Being able to critically evaluate the information you find online is an important skill. See the Digital Literacy LibGuide for help improving your critical evaluation skills or book on to a tutorial with Library and Learning Services staff.

Critical Appraisal and Clinical Research

BestBets CA Worksheets  BestBETS Critical Appraisal Worksheets

CASP Critical Appraisal Skills Programme  CASP: Critical Appraisal Skills Programme 
Critical Appraisal tools from the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine

Cochrane Collaboration

Trip database  Medical search engine with emphasis on evidence based medicine (EBM) and clinical guidelines and queries.

Systematic Reviews

Centre for Reviews & Dissemination guidance for undertaking reviews in health care      The Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) specialises in evidence synthesis, assembling and evaluating data from multiple research studies to generate robust evidence to inform health policy and practice.

PROSPERO - International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews

Cochrane's systematic reviews and protocols    Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions

e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH)

 is a Health Education England (HEE) programme in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies such as the Royal Colleges, providing quality-assured learning materials in the form of online modules in a variety of topics in medicine, allied health, imaging (including the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IR(ME)R)), healthcare management and information skills.
Please see the e-LfH support pages for help and further information.

If using for the first time you will need to register - please see the Registration Guide below for instructions and the link to register.

Evidence Analysis Library

Health and medical resources

British National Formulary (BNF) and British National Formulary for Children (BNFC)
Provide UK healthcare professionals with up to date authoritative information on the selections and clinical use of medicines. BNFC is for use with children of all ages from newborn infants to individuals aged 18 years.  This online version is updated monthly.  
A BNF/BNFC app is available for iOS and Android, giving you access to practical, evidence-based medicines information wherever you are.

The NHS is the UK’s biggest health website. It provides a comprehensive health information service aimed at the public.

Department of Health
Provides strategic leadership for public health, the NHS and social care in England. Policy documents, news and statistics are available from this site.

National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE)

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS)
Provides practitioners with a summary of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in over 330 conditions / presentations.


International websites

Medline Plus Produced by the National Library of Medicine (US), MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information.

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Health Statistics

European Commission Public Health
Official public health portal of the European Union.

UN Statistics

World Health Organisation 

eNCPT database (Dietetics)