The Scottish Government is the executive body in Scotland responsible for all devolved matters. It is accountable to the Scottish Parliament. The executive consists of the First Minister plus a team of Scottish Ministers including Law Officers. The statutory powers and duties exercised by UK Ministers in Scotland in relation to devolved matters have been transferred to Scottish Ministers.
New Zealand Guidelines Group
The New Zealand Guidelines Group was established by the National Health Committee (NHC) in 1996 as a network of expertise and information on guideline development and implementation.
British National Formulary - BNF
The BNF provides UK healthcare professionals with authoritative and practical information on the selection and clinical use of medicines in a clear, concise and accessible manner.
Business Advisory Group
Works under contract to the Scottish Government to provide business case and procurement advice and project support for NHS Information Technology (IT) projects
Canadian Medical Association Clinical Practice Guidelines
Part of the Canadian Medical Association's Website. Guidelines produced or endorsed in Canada by an appropriate agency or expert panel.
Clinical Standards Board for Scotland
The Clinical Standards Board for Scotland is responsible for publishing clinical standards for the areas identified as national priorities - namely cancer, coronary heart disease and mental health
DVLA At-a-glance Guide to the Current Medical Standards of Fitness to Drive
Provides the basis on which members of the medical profession advise individuals on whether any particular condition could affect their driving entitlement. Intended for use by doctors
Grampian Clinical Guidance Intranet
Clinical referral guidelines presented as easy to follow flowcharts, with additional drug information and patient leaflets. Based on national guidelines and good practice, it is produced by ECCI-Gramp
Health on the Net Foundation
Organisation dedicated to realising the benefits of the Internet and related technologies in the fields of health and medicine
Lothian Electronic Referral Guidelines
Website providing guidelines for the referral of patients to specialist health services, to help in the process of referral from primary care in Lothian
Lothian Heart Failure Network
Information for health professionals involved in management of Chronic Heart Failure patients. Written guidelines, interactive guidelines, referral pathways, drug information and info for patients
National Guideline Clearinghouse
NGC is a US-based source of clinical guidelines sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) in partnership with the AMA & the American Association of Health Plans
National Health Service (Choice of Medical Practitioner)(Scotland) Regulations 1998 (PDF, 31K)
Regulations on registering with a doctor
National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Regulations 1995 (PDF, 417K)
General regulations covering doctors and medical practices
Needlestick Injuries: Sharpen Your Awareness
Report of the Short Life Working Group on needlestick injuries in the NHSScotland. Includes information on causes and prevention of needlestick injuries
NHS Scotland Corporate Identity
Produced to help make fast, accurate and timely payment for treatment carried out by Optometrists/Ophthalmic Opticians, Ophthalmic Medical Practitioners and Dispensing Opticians
Scottish Dental Practice Board
Responsible for payments to dentists, contribution to policy on treatment and appliances, and monitoring of the General Dental Service including quality assurance
Responsible for the development and implementation of health and community care policy for NHSScotland.
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
Aims to reduce variation in practice and outcome, through the development and dissemination of national clinical guidelines containing recommendations for effective practice based on current evidence
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Provides advice to specific NHS bodies in Scotland about the status of all newly licensed medicines, all new formulations of existing medicines and any major new indications for established products
Statement of Fees & Allowances to GPs (Red Book)
Statement of Fees and Allowances Payable to General Medical Practitioners in Scotland
The A to Z of Healthy Travel (aimed towards NHS staff). Requires registration (free to all NHS users within Scotland)