Local guidelines and publications (GGC)
NHSGGC reports and publications : Advanced search on Staffnet
Search by words or phrases, exclude terms, limit to document type, and refine by eg. author, date, division, site or directorate/department/service. Also available via Staffnet > “Go to advanced search” (under search box on left-hand side of screen). This is only accessible on the NHSGGC Network.
NHSGGC Clinical Guidelines Directory
Central source of guidelines developed and approved for use in NHSGGC. Includes a “What’s new” section, an “under review” section, and “Breached review dates” – all with author and committee details.
Also accessible via StaffNet > Info Centre > Policies, Procedures and Guidelines Documents > NHS GG&C Clinical Guideline Electronic Resource Directory
NHSGGC Clinical Policies including Policy Manual
StaffNet > Info Centre > Policies, Procedures and Guideline Documents
NHSGGC Publications Library
A public-facing collection on the NHSGGC website. A searchable list of documents published by NHSGGC including Board finances, meeting agendas and minutes, action plans, consultations, newsletters, PFI contracts, reports and strategies.
National publications and guidelines – Scotland, UK, worldwide
Government and official publications – Scotland
Scottish Government and Parliamentary Publications Filter by topic and publication type.
- Parliamentary Bills
- Scottish legislation
- Health Management Library Policy hub: includes policies and Acts of the Scottish Parliament.
NHS Scotland publications: Search by government organisation and by category (eg. CELs, clinical standards, drug alerts, newsletters)
Health Management Library: lends publications to health libraries in Scotland, and to members of NHS Scotland staff. Its collection contains government and official publications. Catalogue (includes Topic Rooms, Reading Lists and Policy)
Government and official publications – UK
UK Government Web Archive: videos, tweets, and websites dating from 1996 to present.
UK Parliamentary Publications: Links to bills and legislation; select committee publications, Commons and House of Lords publications, library service research briefings, and Hansard.
- Google or other search engines. Many recent reports are available online, and some older ones have been scanned and published online.
- The Health Management Library
- The British Library catalogue can be searched for older government reports and publications.
SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network): Browse guidelines by topic and number.
NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence): Use tabs for guidance, pathways, and standards and indicators. The search function can be a bit hit and miss.
NICE evidence search: provides access to selected and authoritative evidence in health, social care and public health.
NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland: NHS Scotland commentary on NICE guidelines. Under “Published resources”, select “NICE guidance” in the “Resource types” drop-down menu. Then select a topic or use a keyword, and search for the NHS HIS commentary on NICE guidance, setting it in context for NHS Scotland practice.
TRIP (Turning Research Into Practice): UK and other guidelines can be browsed here.
NHSGGC Equality and Diversity Department: The website of the NHSGGC Equality and Diversity department. Also accessible via Staffnet > Corporate Services > Equalities in Health.
Scottish Government equality resources: covers disability, age, race, LBGT and other topics.
Scottish Public Health Network migrant health pages: the website supports ScotPHN in its remit of knowledge exchange and joining up all those working in public health throughout Scotland.
Glasgow Centre for Population Health: Information on public health in Glasgow and beyond – reports, statistics, health profiles, population heatlh, research updates and grey literature. Check under “Publications”.
Understanding Glasgow : the Glasgow Indicators Project. Issues of importance to Glasgow's population (e.g. health, poverty, education, environment, etc). Produced by the Glasgow Centre for Population Health.
- Overview of key data sources: the key data sources used within the ScotPHO website. They give useful details of Scottish national data schemes, surveys (cross-sectional and longitudinal) and international data sources.
- Online Profiles Tool: presents a range of indicators to give an overview of health and its wider determinants at a local level. The profiles give a snapshot of health for each area and highlight variation through spine charts, rank charts and time trends. The tool allows comparisons to be made with the Scottish average or other specified area.
National Records of Scotland: Population statistics, including migration, birth and death, life expectancy and Census results. Established following the merger of the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) and the National Archives of Scotland (NAS).
Scottish Government health statistics: Statistics and links to sources of data on the health of people in Scotland, and NHS and Local Authority data on the provision and use of health and community care services in Scotland.
ISD Scotland (Information Services Division): Under “Topics”, you can find an index to ISD’s major programmes of work. To access a complete list of all outputs, use the A-Z index, or the site map, or use the search function. ISD staff can provide more detailed reports and information – contact details are on the website.
Scottish Household Survey: the survey is designed to provide accurate, up to date information about the characteristics, attitudes and behaviour of Scottish households and individuals on a range of issues.
Scottish Government Small Area Statistics: the data behind official statistics in Scotland. You can access data by theme, organisation or geography. You can also search for datasets, places or enter your postcode to find data about your local area. The data can be viewed as tables, maps and charts or downloaded in various formats.
The Scottish Health Survey (SheS): provides a detailed picture of the health of the Scottish population in private households and is designed to make a major contribution to the monitoring of health in Scotland.
PHINS (Public Health Information Network for Scotland): presentations from PHINS conferences – includes a lot of summarised public health information and statistics for Glasgow and the West of Scotland.
NHS Health Scotland: handy collection of population information.
UK Government Research and Statistics: browse and search published and forthcoming statistics
UK Government. Health and care statistics landscape for England: Links to all key official health and social care statistics in a central place. Under development.
University of Leicester Library Service: list of medical and health statistics sources.
Glasgow University Library: Internet sites for statistics
MedlinePlus: Health Statistics
Centre for Statistics in Medicine: statistical resources for conducting clinical trials, including a glossary and a comparison of statistical software.