National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
NICE is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.
World Health Organisation
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda,setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
The Cochrane Collaboration
International not-for-profit and independent organization, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide. See the Cochrane Library for regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine databases
Through networking and education, Midwifery Today’s mission is to return midwifery care to its rightful position in the family; to make midwifery care the norm throughout the world; and to redefine midwifery as a vital partnership with women. Search here for information and research.
Other useful sites for research and information
An Bord Altranais, Nursing Board
Royal College of Physicians of ireland
Health Service Executive
Roinn Sláinte agus Leanaí, Department of Health and Children
Irish Medical Council
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK
Midwives Information and Resource Service, U.K.
The Lancet medical journal