Care Quality Commision - independent regulator for health and social care in England

Department of Health - official publications, NHS policy and guidance, social care, public health and health statistics

Dr Foster - health and medical guides

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme - types of information the Department makes available to the public, how to access them and any costs that may apply

Monitor - NHS foundation trust regulator

NHS Information Centre - specialist authority which collects facts and figures on the NHS

West Midlands Deanery - support for training and education for foundation programme, specialties, general practice, dentistry and academic training

NHS e-Learning Readiness Toolkit - support for delivering e-Learning in the NHS

NHS e-Learning Repository - repository containing elearning objects

Skills for Health Core Learning Unit - learning management tool for use within the NHS

Health Professions Council

NHS Careers - entry requirements and training; look for a job and apply online; find out about the benefits of working in the NHS.

NHS Jobs - information on applying for jobs in the NHS.

NHS Pensions - news and updates about your NHS pension, including pension calculator.

NHS Professionals - manages a wide range of flexible work opportunities for nursing, medical and administration and clerical staff.

An alternative guide to the new NHS in England - video from the King's Fund

Health and Social Care Act 2012

Health and Social Care Act 2012 - explained via Department of Health

Health and Social Care Act 2012 - presentation

History of NHS Reform - interactive timeline from the Nuffield Trust

New structure of the NHS in England - slideshow from the Nuffield Trust

Harm Free Care - guidelines

NHS Improvement - patient safety comes under the remit of NHS Improvement

NHS website - gateway to National Health Service organisations on the Internet.

NHS Screening Portal

The links provided in this section refer to major reports and inquiries affecting many aspects of the NHS.

Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry 2010-2012 - examined "the commissioning, supervisory and regulatory organisations in relation to their monitoring role at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust between January 2005 and March 2009.  It will consider why the serious problems at the Trust were not identified and acted on sooner, and will identify important lessons to be learnt for the future of patient care".

Morecambe Bay Investigation : Report 2015