Useful Links

Just A Routine Operation

As a result of his personal experience, Martin Bromiley founded the Clinical Human Factors Group in 2007. This group brings together experts, clinicians and enthusiasts who have an interest in placing the understanding of human factors at the heart of improving patient safety.

In Just A Routine Operation Martin talks about his experience of losing his wife during an apparently routine procedure and his hopes for making a change to practice in healthcare.

This film was produced by ‘thinkpublic’ for the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

Ultrasound Scan Provider

Leading private scan clinics offering 3D/4D ultrasound scans across the UK. Providing Womens and Men private healthcare scans since 1998.

UK Health Centre

Access to Health and Medical Information on the Internet.

Trauma & Resuscitation Services Ltd

Trauma and resuscitation services ltd provide training in emergency medical management, trauma care and clinical skills. To complement our training we supply clinical governance to establishments who offer an advanced medical service. All courses can be adapted and tailored to meet your specific need. Our consultancy service can provide onsite risk assessment to design your course and assist in selecting and supplying medical equipment.

The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery

ISASS is a global, scientific and educational society organized to provide an independent venue to discuss and address the issues involved with all aspects of basic and clinical science of motion preservation, stabilization, innovative technologies, MIS procedures, biologics and other fundamental topics to restore and improve motion and function of the spine for: surgeons, scientists, inventors and others. ISASS is dedicated to advancing major evolutionary steps in spine surgery.

The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

The Old Operating Theatre Museum is one of the most unusual museums in London. The Operating Theatre is the oldest in Europe, and the Herb Garret is a unique chance to explore the Roof space of a Church. The Theatre and Garret have been restored with its original Georgian plaster free of support frames for the first time since the late 1990s!

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)

The National Patient Safety Agency leads and contributes to improved, safe patient care by informing, supporting and influencing the health sector.

The National Audit Office

The role of the National Audit Office is to – Audit the accounts of all government departments and agencies as well as a wide range of other public bodies and report to Parliament on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which these bodies have used public money.

The London Pain Consortium

The London Pain Consortium was formed in June 2002 by a grant from the Wellcome Trust, under its Integrative Animal and Human Physiology Initiative (IAHP). The purpose of the consortium is to undertake internationally competitive research in pain research and to train scientists in the integrative physiology and genomics of pain.

The NHS Leadership Academy

The NHS Leadership Academy brings together in to one body, for the first time, all of the national activity supporting leadership development in health and NHS funded services.

The General Medical Council (GMC)

The GMC registers doctors to practise medicine in the UK. Our purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine.

The Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission is the new health and social care regulator for England. We look at the joined up picture of health and social care. Our aim is to ensure better care for everyone in hospital, in a care home and at home.

The British Healthcare Trades Association

The BHTA has over 400 companies members and they range from a small, local showroom selling items such as scooters, wheelchairs, bathlifts and stairlifts, to the largest manufacturers and suppliers in the UK producing and distributing a vast range of products to help from the most sophisticated orthotic device and pressure care systems to the largest installations such as through floor lifts.

First Point Decon

First Point Decon is a fast growing online directory specialising in healthcare decontamination, aimed at people working in the NHS and other Healthcare Organisations who are searching for companies that supply decontamination equipment, consumables, medical devices and services. Companies listed on First Point Decon are regularly checked for accuracy, helping you find the right companies.

Sound Physicians

Sound Physicians is a physician-founded and led organization providing services across the acute episode of care – through emergency medicine, critical care, hospital medicine, population health, telemedicine and physician advisory services.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) was formed in 1993. Our objective is to improve the quality of health care for patients in Scotland by reducing variation in practice and outcome, through the development and dissemination of national clinical guidelines containing recommendations for effective practice based on current evidence.

Sanitary Medical Disposal Services Association (SMDSA)

The Sanitary Medical Disposal Services Association is a Trade Association, formed in 1993 to maintain high standards within the sanitary, medical and clinical wastes’ management industry.

Pharmabotics – Medical Model Makers

Pharmabotics specialises in the design and manufacture of innovative and ergonomic tactile training models for medical education.

Pain Concern

Pain Concern provides information and support for pain sufferers, those who care for them and about them.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)

NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.

Monkey Goes to Hospital Storybook Series

Our ‘Monkey Goes to Hospital’ photographic storybooks inform and reassure children before, during and after a hospital visit.
We provide targeted, cost-effective resources for NHS organisations, as well as child-friendly books, stickers and activity packs for direct sale to individual members of the public, parents and health professionals.

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

We enhance and safeguard the health of the public by ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are acceptably safe. No product is risk free. Underpinning all our work lie robust and fact-based judgements to ensure that the benefits to patients and the public justify the risks.

International Sharps Injury Prevention Society

The International Sharps Injury Prevention Society, ISIPS, was formed to reduce the number of accidental needlestick and other sharps injuries that occur globally by promoting the use of safety-engineered products and services.

IVTEAM: Intravenous Therapy News and Updates

IVTEAM provide free IV news and updates to the whole of the world via the world wide web. We offer a central web based resource for practitioners involved in IV care.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement believes that everyone deserves safe and effective health care, and we have been working with health care providers and leaders throughout the world to fulfill that promise. An independent not-for profit-organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, IHI focuses on motivating and building the will for change; identifying and testing new models of care in partnership with both patients and health care professionals; and ensuring the broadest possible adoption of best practices and effective innovations.

Infection Control Products

The DEFEND brand, manufactured by Mydent International, is a broad line of infection control products, disposables, impression materials and preventatives for the healthcare marketplace.

Howard Wright : Medical And Surgical Beds

Howard Wright in New Zealand are manufacturers and suppliers of medical and surgical beds, equipment & accessories, their product range includes electric hospital beds, ICU & Ward beds along with Stryker medical & hospital stretchers.

Health Service Discounts

Money saving offers and vouchers for NHS staff
Health Service Discounts provides special deals, vouchers and shopping discounts for NHS staff.
These NHS staff discounts are exclusive offers – all you need to do is register and then remember to use the benefits scheme before you shop for such items as insurance, holidays, city breaks, gifts, electrical items, technology, gadgets, days out at theme parks, theatre breaks and more…

Health on the Net Foundation

HON’s Surveys are conducted only via the Web. Participants respond to questionnaires posted at the HON Foundation Web site.

Health in Wales

The gateway to information on health and NHS services in Wales.

Health Improvement & Innovation Resource Centre

The Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre is the web based resource that will provide the tools, knowledge and latest information that will support the health and disability sector as it works to improve service delivery, implement innovations and increase productivity. The HIIRC is sponsored by the Ministry of Health, with the guidance of the sector to promote sector engagement, identify and serve as a central repository of best practices innovations, new evidence and learning and to make New Zealand related research more accessible to clinicians, providers and researchers.

Health First Europe

Health First Europe is a non-profit, non-commercial alliance of patients, healthcare workers, academics and healthcare experts and the medical technology industry.

Health and Safety Executive

HSE is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness.

Exploring the work of the Medical Associate Professions (MAPs): Physicians' Assistant (Anaesthesia)

Video by NHS Employers.

Electro Bio Medical Engineering (EBME)

Medical engineering jobs & discussion forum.

BVMed – German Medical Technology Association

BVMed, the German Medical Technology Association, represents about 220 manufacturers and service providers of medical devices. The medical technology industry in Germany amounts to 23 billion Euro and employs about 170,000 people.
BVMed represents the entire range of medical technologies, including wound management products, technical aids such as ostomy and incontinence products or bandages, plastic disposable items such as syringes, catheters and cannulae, as well as the implant field of intraocular lenses, hip, knee, shoulder and spinal implants, pacemakers and defibrillators and even artificial hearts. Homecare services and biotechnology procedures, such as tissue engineering, are further fields of activity.

British Anaesthetic & Respiratory Equipment Manufacturers Association

The Barema Website has been created to facilitate communication with and within its membership and also to provide a convenient search mechanism for potential customers seeking suppliers of specific products manufactured or marketed by Barema member Companies.


BioMedSearch is a biomedical search engine that contains NIH/PubMed documents, plus a large collection of theses, dissertations, and other publications not found anywhere else for free, making it the most comprehensive free search on the web.
BioMedSearch also provides advanced account features that allow saved searches, alerts, saving documents to portfolios, commenting on documents and portfolios, and sharing documents with other registered users. Registering for BioMedSearch is free.

Association of British Healthcare Industries

ABHI’s purpose is to promote the rapid adoption of medical technologies to ensure optimum patient outcomes throughout the UK and in key global markets.

Anaesthesiologist Assistant

“the Ultimate Anesthesiologist Assistant Resource website!”

Anaesthesiologist Assistant is your on-line home for the latest Anesthesia, Surgical and AA job postings. Login and find AA career resources, AA employment information and an award winning AA forum which connects AA’s throughout the USA!

Anesthesia Technician

“the Ultimate Anesthesia Technician Resource website!”

Anaesthesia Risk

This site provides you with a free anesthesia evaluation and a personalized comprehensive printout with questions you can discuss with your anesthesiologist and surgeon before your surgery day.

Alcohol & Drug Rehab for Addiction & Self-Destructive Behaviours

ADT Healthcare offers free help and assistance to people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Contact: 0800 088 66 86.

Advanced Life Support Group

The Advanced Life Support Group began life in 1990 and became a registered medical education charity in 1993. The organisation exists to “preserve life by providing training and education to the general public and in particular but not exclusively to doctors, nurses and other members of the medical profession, in life saving techniques”.

Ability Power Limited

Suppliers of Generators, UPS systems and other power products.

World Community Grid

World Community Grid

World Community Grid brings people together from across the globe to create the largest non-profit computing grid benefiting humanity. It does this by pooling surplus computer processing power. We believe that innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism can help make the planet smarter. Our success depends on like-minded individuals – like you.

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