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Useful Links

Medical Illustration Departments   
 • Audiovisual Suite, Royal Derby Hospital
 •  Clinical Photography & Design, Birmingham Children's Hospital
 •  MAA Designs, Chigwell, Essex
 •  Media Services, St George’s Hospital Medical School
 •  Media Studio, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
 • Medical Illustration, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
 •  Medical Illustration UK Ltd, London
 •  Medical Illustration, Royal Free & University College Medical School
 •  Medical Illustration, Southampton University Hospitals Trust
 •  Medical Illustration, Countess of Chester Hospital
 •  Medical Photography and Illustration, University Hospitals Bristol
 •  Media Resources Centre, University of Wales
 •  Michel Wijn Foto, Netherlands
 •  UCL Ear Institute Photographic Unit
If you would like your department linked from this page please e-mail:
NHS and related sites   
 •  Health Professions Council - The regulatory body for state registered healthcare professions
 •  Chief Scientific Officer - The DoH Chief Scientific Officers web page
 •  Connecting for Health - Everything you need to know about the National programme for IT in the NHS
 •  Department of Health - The new DoH web site
 •  Directgov - UK Government Web site
 •  NHS - The National Health Service Web Site
 •  NHS Careers - Guide to careers in the NHS
 •  NHS Direct - UK Health advice and information
 •  NHS Net - email and directory services for all NHS staff
 •  NHS Online - Latest independent health news
 • NHS Networks - Latest NHS, health and well-being news
 •  National Electronic Library for Health - A digital library for NHS staff, patients and the public
Associations and Societies   
 •  Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques
 •  Association of Medical Illustrators, USA
 •  Australian Institute of Medical and Biological Illustration
 •  British Association of Retinal Screeners
 •  BioCommunications Association
 •  British Institute of Professional Photography
 •  Committee for the Accreditation of Medical Illustrators
 •  Designers in Health Network, UK
 •  Federation of Healthcare Scientists
 •  Health Sciences Communications Association, USA
 •  Medical Artists' Association
 •  Medical-Legal Illustrators, Atlanta, USA
 •  Ophthalmic Imaging Association
 •  Ophthalmic Photographers Society, USA
 •  Royal Photographic Society
On-line Publications    
 •  British Journal of Photography - The BJP on-line.
 •  British Medical Journal - Abstracts from the BMJ.
 •  Digital Media News - News on digital video, streaming media, and Web design.
 •  Medicine on-line - On-line medical journal.
 •  Oxford Medical Journals on-line - On-line articles available for peer review.
 •  PCPro magazine - Comprehensive computing magazine (free registration).
 •  Philip and Alex's guide to web publishing - Simple but excellent guide for web creators.
 •  The Lancet - Abstracts from the Lancet (free registration).
Photography and Digital Imaging    
 •  Bengt's Photography Page - Good selection of general photography links
 •  Digital Camera Reviews - Comprehensive reviews on all digital cameras
 •  Digital Photography Review - The latest digital photography and imaging news and reviews
 •  Digital photography as legal evidence - A good summary of the subject.
 •  George Eastman House - International museum of photography and film
 •  John Henshall's Epicentre - Everything you need to know about digital imaging
 •  UPDIG - International guidelines on digital imaging
Members Home Pages   
 •  Simon Brown                                                                                                                              
 •  David Bryson
Medical and Educational Resources   
 •  Association for Learning Technology - Comprehensive resource for those involved in new learning technologies.
 •  Biomedical Media - Company specialising in the design and production of medical media programs.
 •  BMJ News update - Daily news from the British Medical Journal.
 •  Health on the Net Foundation - Comprehensive and searchable medical database.
 •  Human Anatomy On-line - Excellent anatomy site with tutorials, requires java.
 • Human Body Maps - free interactive "Human Body Maps" from
 •  Medic8 - Excellent resource including free Medline access.
 •  Medscape - Comprehensive American based medical resource with enhanced Medline search.
 •  Netskills - How to make the most of the Web, includes on-line tutorial.
 •  OMedica - Daily health related news.
 • Student Cash Point - Resource for students to search thousands of funding opportunities
 •  The Visible Human Project - Slices of a corpse if you like that sort of thing.
Image Libraries    
 •  Custom Medical on-line - Stock Medical and Scientific photography from Chicago.
 •  Fotosearch - Searchable Stock Photography and Video
 •  Indexed Visuals - Searchable database of stock medical illustrations and visuals.
 •  Medical Illustration Source Book - the premier resource for medical and scientific illustration, animation and multimedia.
 •  Medicimage - Online medical image library
 •  NHS Photo Library - Stock medical and health images from the NHS.
 •  TASI - The technical advisory service for images. Huge resource of online image databases.
 •  US National Library of Medicine - Includes history of medicine database with over 6000 images.
 •  Wellcome Images - Vast medical photographic library.
 •  Wellcome Trust - Medical resources, exhibitions and library.
Reference and General Interest    
 •  BBC - Auntie on the Web, very comprehensive site.
 •  Copyright matters - Useful overview of UK copyright from Glasgow University.
 •  HERO - Contains a wealth of reference resources on HE and research.
 •  McAfee virus centre - All the latest viruses, hoaxes and updates.
 •  Newsnow - The ultimate news source, updated every few minutes.
 •  Times newspaper - The best on-line newspaper on the web (free registration).
 •  UK Streetmap - Find anywhere in the UK.
 •  UK Railways - All you want to know about the UK rail network, includes excellent journey timetable planner.
Search Engines   
 •  All the Web - Claims to be the biggest and fastest.
 •  Alta Vista - One of the biggest and still one of the best.
 •  Excite UK - More than just a search engine.
 •  Google - My personal favourite, very accurate and fast.
 •  Ixquick - Excellent and accurate new search engine.
 •  Lycos UK - A little bit of everything on this site.
 •  Metacrawler - Simple interface, powerful search engine.
 •  Yahoo UK - Comprehensive site with links to just about everything.

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