Official websites of UK governmental, statutory or regulatory bodies responsible for health, safety and welfare matters.

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Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment
Advisory body on matters concerning the potential carcinogenicity of chemicals. Details of the Committee and its activities, with downloadable copies of papers, publications and background materials.
Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment
Advisory committee on the health effects of natural and man-made radiation in the environment. Provides FAQs on radiation issues, news, current work and details of the committee itself.
Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment
Advisory body on matters concerning the potential mutagenicity of chemicals in the environment. Information about the committee and its work, with downloadable copies of papers and publications.
Department of Health
Official website of UK Department of Health, the government department responsible for public health issues. Provides material which is primarily for use by health and social care professionals, academics and other interested parties.
Food Standards Agency
Provides information on UK food safety - news, regulations, and research.
Health and Safety executive
Site containing leaflets on Hazards at work (some of which are provided in Welsh as well as English), details of HSE research and other publications.
Health and Safety Laboratory
The HSL is an Agency of the Health and Safety Executive which supports HSE in evidence and control of risks to people at work. Overview of service sectors, training and administration.
Health Protection Agency
Body comprising of centres monitoring infectious diseases, radiation and chemical poisoning, and preparing to respond to emergencies, in partnership with industry. Includes contacts for regional offices and laboratories.
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)
Provides information on fertility matters. It includes a plain English guide for patients.
Human Tissue Authority
HTA controls the use of organs and cadaver material from people in the UK, by licensing and inspecting research, education and medical organisations. Includes details of governance, applications, transplant donation, legislation and communication.
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Governmental agency with responsibility for standards of safety, quality and performance. Includes downloadable archives of reports, contacts and plans of location in London.
National Institute for Clinical Excellence
Special Health Authority with the task of systematically appraising health interventions and producing national guidance on effectiveness. Full details of evidence and appraisal process are supplied.
UK National Blood Service
Provides information on becoming a donor, where to make a donation, and facts about blood and statistics about UK donations and donors.
Health Service Journal: The New Government
News of the appointment of Andrew Lansley as the Health Secretary, and articles relating to administration by the coalition. (May 12, 2010)
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