Useful Links Below is a list of links in alphabetical order, we feel may benefit readers of the International Journal of Clinical Skills. If you would like to update an existing link or add a new one. www.quitday.org At QuitDay, our mission is to help people add 10 healthy years to their lives. Smoking and tobacco addiction reduces quality of life for millions of people each year. Our team strives to inspire people to quit smoking, and have a positive impact on the lives of their loved ones and their children. www.dghonline.org Doctors for Global Health (DGH) is a private, not-for-profit organization promoting health, education, art and other human rights throughout the world. DGH is comprised of hundreds of health professionals, students, educators, artists, attorneys, engineers, retirees and others. Together we build long-term relationships between people and communities around the world to find effective solutions to social justice issues. www.aboutmedicalschools.com Worldwide medical schools and colleges directory. www.BioMedSearch.com BioMedSearch is a biomedical search engine that contains NIH/PubMed documents, plus a large collection of theses, dissertations, and other publications not found anywhere else for free. www.bnf.org The Birtish National Formulary (BNF) provides UK healthcare professionals with authoritative information on medicines in a clear, concise and accessible manner. www.bnfc.org The British National Formulary for Children provides information on medicines for childhood disorders www.clinicalskillsnetwork.org.uk Clinical Skills Network for Yorkshire and the Humber Region www.csn-cetl.ac.uk A collaboration between the clinical skills community www.dh.gov.uk The Department of Health (England, UK) exists to improve the health and wellbeing of people in England. www.eMedicine.com With over 10,000 contributors this is the largest and most current clinical knowledge base for healthcare professionals. www.erc.edu Latest resuscitation guidelines from the European Resuscitation Council www.gpnotebook.co.uk General Practice Notebook: Over 26,000 pages of continually updated medical information for clinicians. www.icr-global.org/ The ICR clinical research eLearning programme is designed to provide a practical and flexible method for clinical research professionals to learn about aspects of clinical trials. The modules provide an awareness of legislation, current best practice and identify the key issues for a range of areas in clinical research. This allows you to promote good practice and support standards that have the best interests of patients at heart. Upon completion of your ICR eLearning module, you will be able to print out a certificate as evidence of having completed a high quality learning programme. www.library.nhs.uk National Library for Health: Comprises NHS funded services across the UK and a digital hub, with the aim of becoming ‘the most trusted health related knowledge service in the world’. www.mapofmedicine.com An online clinical knowledge resource helping healthcare professionals decide the best possible management plans for patients. www.medlineplus.gov MedlinePlus: Online service for patients bringing together information from the US National Library of Medicine and other organisations www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed PubMed: Over 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life sciences journals for biomedical articles dating back to the 1950s. A service of the US National Library of Medicine. www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk NHS Direct: This UK National Health Service (NHS) initiative provides information about health, illness and health services. Enabling patients to make decisions. www.nice.org.uk National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health in the UK. www.nlm.nih.gov The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Maryland, USA. It is the world’s largest medical library and it provides information services in all areas of bioscience and healthcare. www.nursingassistantguides.com A comprehensive resource for individuals researching nursing assistant degree programs. www.patient.co.uk Good quality information on health and disease for the general public, with over 750 patient information leaflets. www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov PubMed Central (PMC): This is a free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). www.resus.org.uk Resuscitation Council (UK): Information for healthcare professionals and the general public, in the most effective methods of resuscitation. Scottish Clinical Skills Network The Scottish Clinical Skills Network (SCSN) was established in 2001 with support from NHS Education for Scotland by Dr Jean Ker, Director of the Clinical Skills Centre in Dundee. A website developed to maintain standards of clinical skills education.