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.
Behind the Headlines (Appraisals of healthcare research in the news)
BestBETS Critical Appraisal Worksheets
CASP: Critical Appraisal Skills Programme
Critical Appraisal tools from the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine
PROSPERO - International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews
Medical search engine with emphasis on evidence based medicine (EBM) and clinical guidelines and queries.
Centre for Reviews & Dissemination guidance for undertaking reviews in health care
Cochrane's systematic reviews and protocols
Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions
Read the updated version online.
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.
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. There is also a print copy of BNF available in the Library shelved at 615.1342 BRI which is updated every 6 months.
A BNF/BNFC app is available for iOS and Android, giving you access to practical, evidence-based medicines information wherever you are.
NICE Evidence Search
NICE Evidence enables access to authoritative clinical and non-clinical evidence and best practice. It helps people from across the NHS, public health and social care sectors to make better decisions as a result. NICE Evidence was formerly the National Library for Health.
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.
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
Health EU - Public Health Portal of the European Union
European Commission Public Health
Official public health portal of the European Union.