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Policy, reports and statistics


The research & publications from Government and reputable Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), is often an important complement to academic literature (books and journal articles).

Information can include official governmental policies and publicationsexpert analysis on health issues, publications and reports from associations, charities, organisations and societies and health data & statistics.

This can be used to help with your assignments and your own professional development. Resources can also be used to find grey literature for your dissertations or doctoral research.

UK Government - Health & Social Care information


The UK government website.

UK Parliament research services

House of Commons Library: Research Briefings


House of Lords Library


Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) sources reliable and impartial scientific research for Parliament.


Parliamentary Committees

Find latest news and publications.


Fingertips- Public Health Profiles


Perform your own search

UK Government Health & Social Care agencies

Agencies of the UK government are also good sources of information. The following are a list of health agencies: