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The links section offers access to external websites and pages relevant to surgical practice, education and research, as well as some sites with a broader medical focus. The content of this area is maintained by the Library and whilst we take no responsibility for the content of links, if you would like to report a broken link or suggest a new website please email

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Practice Guidelines for Medicine

American College of Surgeons Guidelines

Statements on principles and College guidelines published since 1986.

Canadian Medical Association Infobase

Clinical practice guidelines produced or endorsed in Canada by a national, provincial/territorial or regional medical or health organization, professional society, government agency or expert panel.

Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma: Trauma Practice Guidelines

A series of practice management guidelines on trauma-related issues.


Previously known as eGuidelines - Guidelines provides concise clinical guideline summaries of major primary and shared care guidelines in the UK. Additionally, European guidelines from some of the major independent professional bodies are also summarised and included.

Guidelines in Practice

Previously known as eGuidelines - Guidelines in Practice provides healthcare professionals in primary care with expert, practical, credible content on best clinical practice.

Guidelines International Network (G-I-N)

G-I-N aims to promote the systematic development of clinical practice guidelines. The site includes links to the major guideline producers or Internet gateways around the world.

Guidelines on Science and Health Communication

A code of practice for journalists, scientists and health professionals produced by the Social Issues Research Centre (SIRC) to ensure that scientific findings and news are reported to the public in an accurate and responsible way.

Health Services Technology Assessment Texts (HSTAT) (US Government)

A searchable collection of large, full-text clinical practice guidelines, technology assessments and health information provided by the National Library of Medicine.

National Clinical Guideline Centre

The National Clinical Guideline Centre (NCGC) is a multi-disciplinary health services research team producing evidence based clinical practice guidelines on behalf of NICE.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

NICE issues guidance on current 'best practice' to the NHS. It produces Technology Appraisals relating to new and existing health technologies and clinical guidelines for the management of specific conditions.

National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Program (US Goverment)

The NIH Consensus Statements are the result of the Consensus Development Conferences that are convened to evaluate available scientific information and resolve safety and efficacy issues related to biomedical technology.

New Zealand Guidelines Group (NZGG) - historic

Evidence based best practice guidelines published by the New Zealand Guidelines Group. The NZGG no longer exists, this page hosts their reports.

RCS England Publications

Many guidelines, reports and statements published by the Royal College of Surgeons of England can be purchased from the RCS Publications Department, and a number can be downloaded in full text, free of charge.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

A collection of evidence-based clinical guidelines, all of which can be downloaded free of charge, covering a wide range of topics from all the medical specialties.

US National Guideline Clearinghouse (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Database of evidence based clinical practice guidelines and related documents produced by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans.