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Exercise, Nutrition and Health

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Publications from the Department of Health and Social Care

The Department of Health and Social Care is made up of 29 agencies and public bodies. The following produce publications, disseminate news and conduct research of interest:


For older government publications, statistics and information search the UK Government Web Archive.

Think tanks

The Cambridge Dictionary defines a think tank as 'a group of experts who are brought together to develop ideas and give advice on a particular subject' (Cambridge Dictionary 2020).

Whilst some think tanks are independent, others have political leanings. As always, read critically and evaluate resources to assess their suitability for inclusion in your writing.



A charity is a charitable organisation set up to provide assistance to those in need. They are not-for profit organisations, usually with a specific theme such as health, education or another social, medical or economic basis. They are officially recognised (e.g. in the UK, they must be registered with and are regulated by the Charity Commission).

See below for some organisations who produce resources that may be of interest:

A-Z list of subject guides.

Subject librarians assist students and academics in all programmes across the university. Please contact me if you need further 1-2-1 assistance with finding information, evaluating resources and referencing, however, many of the subject webpages and guides produced for other programmes will also be useful for you.

Other databases and information about them can also be located from the Policy Studies subject pages- select the linked text to discover more and to gain access.

Many of the databases listed under this subject page are also listed on this guide. Scan through the subject page for population health sciences to find out about other relevant database which may be of interest to you.

The medicine subject pages also provide a gateway to a wealth of resources on nutrition, diet, physical activity and community health.

International & Multilateral organisations

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