External Links

Useful links for health professionals

(Irishhealthpro.com provides external links as a service, but linking does not imply endorsement)

National bodies - Ireland

Department of Health www.dohc.ie

Department of Health news site healthupdate.gov.ie

Food Safety Authority  www.fsai.ie

Safefood www.safefood.eu/

Health Information and Quality Authority www.hiqa.ie

Heath Service Executive www.hse.ie

Health Service Executive Immunisation www.immunisation.ie

Mental Heath Commission www.mhcirl.ie

Health Protection Surveillance Unit www.hpsc.ie

Central Statistics Office  www.cso.ie

Citizens Information www.citizensinformation.ie

Office of the Ombudsman www.ombudsman.gov.ie

National health complaints www.healthcomplaints.ie

Health and Safety Authority www.hsa.ie

Health Protection Surveillance Centre www.hpsc.ie/

Medical Training Bodies

Irish College of General Practitioners www.icgp.ie

Royal College of Physicians Ireland www.rcpi.ie

Royal College of Surgeons Ireland www.rcsi.ie

College of Anaesthestists of Ireland www.anaesthesia.ie

Irish College of Ophthalmologists www.eyedoctors.ie

College of Psychiatry of Ireland www.irishpsychiatry.ie

Faculty of Radiologists www.radiology.ie

Irish Postgraduate Medical Training Forum www.irishmedicaltraining.ie/

Medical Representative and Regulatory Bodies

Irish Medical Organisation www.imo.ie

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation www.inmo.ie

Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland www.thepsi.ie

Irish Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Association www.ipha.ie

Medical Council www.medicalcouncil.ie

An Board Altranais www.nursingboard.ie

Dental Council www.dentalcouncil.ie

Opticians Board www.opticiansboard.ie

Irish Hospital Consultants Association www.ihca.ie

Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland www.rpii.ie

Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists www.iscp.ie

Health Research Board www.hrb.ie

Health and Social Care Professionals (CORU) www.coru.ie

Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council www.phecit.ie

Irish Rheumatology Health Professionals www.irhps.ie/

Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland www.hisi.ie/

Pharma Bodies - Ireland

National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics www.ncpe.ie

Irish Medicines Board www.imb.ie

Irish Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association www.ipha.ie

IPHA Medicines Compendium www.medicines.ie

Pharmaceutical Managers Institute www.thepmi.com

International Organisations

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control www.ecdc.europa.eu

Center for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov

World Health Organisation www.who.int

European Food Safety Authority www.efsa.europa.eu

European Medicines Agency www.ema.europa.eu/ema/

European Commission (Health) ec.europa.eu/eahc/

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) www.fda.gov

US National Cancer Institute www.cancer.gov

US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development www.nichd.nih.gov/

US National Institute on Aging www.nia.nih.gov/

US National Institutes of Health (NIH) www.nih.gov

NHS Direct www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

WHO – Europe www.euro.who.int/

European Union of Medical Specialists www.uems.net

General interest

Mayo Clinic -- Disease & Conditions A-Z www.mayoclinic.com/health/DiseasesIndex/DiseasesIndex

National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) www.nichd.nih.gov/health

Infertility Health Resources  www.ihr.com

Irishhealth - Consumer health website www.irishhealth.com

Dontforget - Medicines Reminder - Ireland  www.dontforget.ie

Rate My Hospital – Ireland www.ratemyhospital.ie

NetWellness www.netwellness.org/default.cfm

Healthfinder www.healthfinder.gov/

Familydoctor.org familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home.html

MedlinePlus www.medlineplus.gov

Public Library of Science www.plos.org/

MedScape www.medscape.com/

CenterWatch/Clinical Trials Listing Service www.centerwatch.com/patient/drugs/drugdirectories.html

NLM Drug Portal druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/drugportal.jsp

RxList-The Internet Drug Index www.rxlist.com

Quackwatch www.quackwatch.com/