The British Medical Association (BMA) is a professional association of doctors, representing their interests and providing services for its 127,000 plus members. Almost 80% of UK practising doctors are members.
The eGuidelines website is devoted to UK guidelines for best clinical practice.
The Diseases Database is a cross-referenced index of human disease, medications, symptoms, signs, abnormal investigation findings etc. This site provides a medical textbook-like index and search portal.
GPnotebook is a UK medical encyclopaedia available online.
The General Medical Council is the regulator of the medical profession. It keeps registers of qualiied doctors and deals with cases where a doctor's fitness to practice is in doubt.
The NPC is a health service organisation set up by the Department of Health. Its aim is to facilitate the promotion of high quality, cost-effective prescribing and medicines management, in the wider context of evidence-based practice.
The National Library for Health (NLH) is a digital library resource provided by the National Health Service (NHS).
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is the main professional body for UK general practitioners.
The Royal College of Physicians sets standards for clinical practice, conducts examinations, defines and monitors education and training programmes for physicians, supports doctors in their practice of medicine, and advises the Government, public and the profession on healthcare issues.
The TRIP database is a 'meta-search' engine that covers a large number of evidence-based medical websites.
Bandolier is a service devoted to evidence-based medicine. The website includes PDFs of the print Bandolier Journal and material specially written for the website.
The British Journal of General Practice is available free online to RCGP members.
The BMJ-online is simple to search and requires no registration. Archives can be searched from January 1994 to the present.
The Lancet requires registration prior to being able to search the publications. Registration is free, but some articles are 'pay per view'. The full backfile of Lancet articles (from the first issue in 1823!) is now part of Science Direct and can be accessed here.
Free Medical Journals is a site with a comprehensive listing of medical journals that can be accessed free online, arranged alphabetically and by language. It also provides a free journal alert with an e-mail when new free journals are released.
This website contains the full text of five journals: The Pharmaceutical Journal (the official journal of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain), Prescribing and Medicines Management, Hospital Pharmacist, Tomorrow's Pharmacist, and Pharmacy Assistant, plus abstracts from the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice.