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

Midwifery Today

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