A selection of useful and reputable websites have been collected together for you here. Obviously many more are available on the web but do make sure you evaluate all websites and any information you find in them before using them in your studies.
The NorthWest NHS is developing its own collection of reputable sites that you can search called Healthwise.
End of Life/ Palliative Education Resource Center (EPERC)
EPERC is the medical educator resource for peer-reviewed end of life teaching materials, recommended books and articles, upcoming conferences etc.
The National Council for Palliative Care
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) is the umbrella charity for all those involved in palliative, end of life and hospice care in England, Wales and Scotland.
The Internet's leading portal for information about end-of-life care. Resources for death and dying, hospice and palliative care, grief, and related topics.
Help the Hospices
The leading charity supporting hospice care throughout the UK.
Center to Advance Palliative Care
A Palliative Care Organisation that provides palliative care seminars, training, resources, tools, and technical assistance to health care professionals.
Cicely Saunders Institute
The website of the Cicely Saunders Institute, the first purpose built institute for research into palliative care.
Department of Health. Official website of UK Department of Health, the government department responsible for public health issues.
Royal College of Nursing
RCN members can access the British Nursing Index (BNI Plus), a database indexing over 220 core nursing journals, and full text online journals.
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Organisation set up by Parliament to protect the public by ensuring that nurses and midwives provide high standards of care to their patients and clients.
NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health. Access national clinical guidelines here.
World Health Organisation The website of the WHO, the United Nations public health arm.
A search engine from the NHS for health and social care professionals, providing access to evidence-based health information, NICE guidelines and much more. Download the Quick guide to NHS Evidence.
Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
Provides resources and background information for healthcare professionals.
A search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.
CASP - Critical Appraisal Skills Programme
Helps you to find and interpret the best available evidence from health research by providing some useful checklists.
Office for National Statistics - Neighbourhood Statistics provides ward-level data across England.
UK National Statistics - health and social care: the official UK statistics site.
World Health Organization Statistical Information Service (WHOSIS)
A new internet-based multimedia resource that provides access to the experiences of others who have faced the same health dilemmas.
NHS Acronym buster!
Health Talk Online
People talk about their experiences of health and illness.
NHS Choices: Behind the headlines
Takes you to the research behind the news headlines.
BBC Health news