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Operating Department Practice (ODP)

Useful Websites / Links

Websites can be an excellent source of information, but it's important not to use too many (try to include as many books and journal articles as you do web resources in your reference list) as they are less reliable as sources than academic books and journals. 

When you read web pages, you need to evaluate them carefully for their quality. Make sure they are good enough to be referred to in your work! Have a look at our Critical Thinking guide for help with this evaluation. 

General health sites:

More resources :

Important: changes to registration and log-in:
From 17 November 2014, BNF.org will no longer provide access to the British National Formulary (BNF) and BNF for Children (BNFC).
Access to the BNF and BNFC will be delivered via MedicinesComplete on an individual basis.

Online statistics:

  • Eurostat (European Union Statistical Office) - Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.
  • World Health Organization: Data and Statistics - WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

There is more information on statistical sources on the Statistical Information Guide.