Here is a compiliation of links which will provide information on National organisaitons, guidelines and initiatives around the following areas:
The Department of Health sets national standards and shapes the direction of the NHS and social care services, and promotes healthier living.
NCRI is a partnership between the government, charity and industry which promotes co-operation among the 21 member organisations and beyond for the benefit of patients, the public and the scientific community.
Nice is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.
The UK Medical Research Council (MRC) is a national organisation funded by the UK taxpayer, which promotes research into all areas of medical and related science with the aims of improving the health and quality of life of the UK public.
The National Research Ethics Service (NRES) is part of the National Patient Safety Agency and provides help and leadership for Research Ethics Committees (RECs) and the REC system by coordinating the development of operational and infrastructure arrangements in support of their work.
Reliable, easy to understand patient information from Cancer Research UK.
The world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research.
The charity that provides additional facilities and equipment for patients being treated at the Cancer Centre in Preston and the local Cancer Units throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria. The Rosemere Cancer Foundation also funds vital local research, helping to provide the very best care possible for patients across the region.
Explaining and illustrating the development of fair tests of treatments in healthcare.
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international not-for-profit and independent organisation, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide. It produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and promotes the search for evidence in the form of clinical trials and other studies of interventions.
The Medical Research Council’s Clinical Trials Unit is one of the UK’s leading centres for clinical research. They specialise in cancer and HIV/AIDS, but also undertake research in other areas, including rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis and mental health.
NHS Evidence allows everyone working in health and social care to access a wide range of health information to help them deliver quality patient care.
NHS Choices provides information for the public about the NHS and about health conditions, including information about medical research.
INVOLVE is a national advisory group which supports greater public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.
People in Research is a web-based resource managed by INVOLVE for members of the public who are looking for opportunities to get involved in research. The website has a searchable database of research organisations that are looking for people who are willing to participate in the different stages of the research process. It has been developed by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, INVOLVE and others.
This website is run by the DIPEx charity, it allows members of the public to share in other people's experiences of health and illness. Visitors can watch or listen to videos of the interviews, read about people's experiences and find reliable information about conditions, treatment choices and support.
The Lancashire & South Cumbria Cancer Network are not responsible for the content of the links, or other websites connected with.