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Governmental, news and statistical resources


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

Types of information include official governmental publicationsexpert 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. Some resources can also be used to find grey literature for your dissertations.


Track the latest reported cases in the UK via the government website:

Literature searching for Covid-19:

NHS resources and training materials:

Other sources of information:

Government publications, policies and consultations

Find government publications and information relating to policies, regulations and procedures in health care.

You can search Department of Health websites, the websites of its various agencies and also search for publications from international governments.

Department of Health and Social Care

Information can be found under these categories:


Guidance and regulations

Department of Health and Social Care Guidance and regulation


News and communications

Department of Health and Social Care News and communications


Policy papers and consultations

Department of Health and Social Care Policy papers and consultations


Research and statistics

Department of Health and Social Care Guidance and regulation Research and statistics



Information is also available under these specific topics:

Care Quality Commission

The independent regulator of health and social care in England.

Care Quality Commission


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 Education England


Health Research Authority

Protects and promotes the interests of patients and the public in health and social care research.

Health Research Authority


NHS England and NHS Improvement

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. NHS Improvement supports foundation trusts and NHS trusts to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable.

NHS England and NHS Improvement


Public Health England

Exists to protect and improve the nation's health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities. PHE is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Public Health England

European Union : Official Documents

European Union Official Documents


Worldwide Governments on the WWW

This tools lists governmental websites by country. It can be useful if you need to search for policies within different countries.

 Worldwide Governments on the WWW