Health services and H Guide - Resources and Review

Conducts and supports research in the US on mental illness and mental health, including studies of the brain, behaviour, and mental health services.
Group that aims to develop a comprehensive NHS that is fair to its users and workers, efficient and effective in its use of resources, sensitive to the needs of individuals and communities, and openly accountable for its actions. Offers news, conferences, reports, discussion and background.
FDA is a public health agency, charged with protecting American consumers by enforcing the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and several related public health laws. There are links to other US government regulatory agencies concerned with foods, human drugs, biologics, animal drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and radiological health, freedom of information, children and tobacco, toxicology research, medical products reporting and health and human services.
Information about NIH programs and access to research resources, several online directories of research resource facilities, biomaterials and models, and links to the home pages of many NCRR supported resources.
UK health policy and management magazine, with weekly updates of the latest news, opinion, analysis, and jobs.
A registered charity, which provides access to NHS publications, databases, conferences, press releases, and commercial opportunities such as advertising, sponsorship and conference services.
Directory of private hospitals, nursing homes and health care providers in the UK. Also describes health screening services nationwide and describes the private health care industry.
Provides access to knowledge about health and healthcare in the UK, clinical practice and patient choice. Features details of the library's mission, strategies, priorities, and a database of projects on topics such as heart disease, learning disability, mental health, primary care and patient experience.
Set of links to selected, evaluated and annotated Internet resources relevant to health services and, specifically, the NHS.
An encyclopaedia of mental health information, with resources on specific disorders, treatments, and research. Offers online diagnosis programs identifying symptoms associated with anxiety disorders, childhood disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia, and substance related disorders, intended as an aid to expert psychiatric assessment.
NetPsychology explores the use of the Internet to deliver psychological and health care services. Includes listings of psychology and psychiatry web resources, emailing lists, newsgroups and chat rooms. Includes a facility to sign up to receive an email update of developments in the delivery of mental health services each month.
Publications discussing the occurrence of false memory, the reliability of recovered memory, and associated dangers, most notably in cases of child sexual abuse. Current news articles and the society's newsletter are among the resources available.
The Arc (formerly Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States) is a voluntary organisation, committed to the welfare of children and adults with mental retardation, and their families.
Private medical insurance company. Offers information on health services, hospitals, health factsheets and news.
Aims to provide patients and carers with access to the information they need to understand and cope with dementia. Includes a study of the NHS process, broken down into 10 stages from initial suspicions before diagnosis to treatment and care after dementia is diagnosed. Also offers information about medical research including definitions of scientific research and clinical trials, what they may involve, how clinical trials work, and what to consider when deciding whether to participate in medical research. An overview of organisations, books, and Internet resources providing information, advice, and help to people with dementia and their carers also features.
For users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media. KEN is a source of US information and resources on prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services for mental illness.
A 24 hour telephone helpline providing advice on symptom management designed to complement traditional health services. A supplementary reference service is available online, covering prevalent symptomatology, offering a database of contact details for major national self
help groups, and supplying patient information leaflets and booklets on treatment choices.
The focus in the Journal of Mental Health is on management and best practice in mental health, including the commissioning, purchasing, evaluation and development of services. Includes research papers, clinical reports and commentaries, conference reports, book reviews, and news. Submission information and contents pages are available online.
Aims to identify and review the results of good quality health research and to disseminate the findings to key decision makers in the NHS and to consumers of health care services.
Resource specifically addressing male health concerns, since men are thought to consult doctors less frequently than women. Offers publications and details of organisations dealing with alcohol and drug abuse, cancer, fitness, heart disease, HIV and AIDS, prostate health, smoking and violence prevention. Also provides information on illnesses specific to men of different ages and races.
The Institute specialises in all areas of the UK Mental Health Act 1983 and related legislation. It provides legal services to several trusts who provide care to patients with both mental illness and learning disabilities. Includes research and journal articles on the subject, and details of court cases.
Leading mental health charity in England and Wales. Campaigns for the right to lead an active and valued life in the community and is an influential voice on mental health issues. Also advises government, health and local authorities and public on good practice, services and developments in mental health and community care.
The Mental Health Act 1983, applicable in England and Wales, governs the admission of people to psychiatric hospital against their will, their rights while detained, discharge from hospital, and aftercare. The guide is designed to be used both as an introduction to the Mental Health Act, and as a reference source for people with mental health needs, professional workers, and others who come into contact with the Act.
Aims to bring together health care professionals to enable them to develop, influence and promote high
quality human resource management within the NHS.
Information about Luxembourg health services and links to general Internet health resources.
Set of links to selected, evaluated and annotated Internet resources relevant to health services.
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