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Policy, Reports and Statistics


This guide provides access to information usually not available from online databases.

Types of information include official governmental publications, expert analysis on health issues, statistics and the latest news in health care.

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.

UK Government

Information from the UK Government is organised under the following activities: Guidance and regulation; News and communications; Research and statistics; Policy papers and consultation; Transparency and freedom of information releases.

Information relating to healthcare can be found under the following categories:

UK Government agencies

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

Agency Scope
Care Quality Commission The independent regulator of health and social care in England.
Health Education England Supports the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that a skilled workforce is available.
Health Research Authority Protects and promotes the interests of patients and the public in health and social care research.
NHS England NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England.
Public Health England Exists to protect and improve the nation's health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities.