Wednesday, January 09, 2013

50 Resources for Healthcare: 2. Learn about Government policies, guidelines and campaigns

You can find out about the latest government initiatives and policies related to public health, social care and the NHS via the Department of Health website. You can also access a range of reports that they publish and can sign up to bulletins to keep yourself up-to-date with their news releases.

Browse:


They have an A-Z list of popular topics from Ageing Well to Information Policy to Urgent and Emergency Care where you can find a range of topic-specific documents and news items.

Sign up for:

  • Updates via email (you will need to register your email address)
  • RSSFeeds (you will need to have a feed reader to view RSS feeds)

Archived material:
Don’t forget that as governments change so priorities and policies may change too. Any out-of-date information should be kept by the National Archives, so you if you search the Internet you may find web pages with the National Archives banner indicating that this is now archive material.

For example here is an archived web page about swine flu

Remember that it doesn’t necessarily mean that the information is invalid but you need to think about the implications of using archived material.

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