Links

NICE Guidance 2013 on Fever in under 5’s The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides the National Guidelines for doctors, nurses and other health and social care practitioners to improve health and social care in the UK. See pages 10-11 regarding appropriate use of paracetamol and ibuprofen.

NICE ‘Traffic light’ system for identifying risk of serious illness  2013. Print this and put on your fridge next to General Measures for Managing Acute Childhood Illness and infection It is an excellent reference and useful for deciding when you need to seek further help and advice.

GMC full transcripts of the Fitness to Practice Panel Hearing of Dr Jayne LM Donegan, August 2007.

Child Health Safety In depth research into the role of government & pharmaceutical companies in the introduction of new vaccines and the handling of adverse reactions. Includes ‘Vaccines Did Not Save Us – Two Centuries of Official Statistics’ graphs from ONS data.

The Informed Parent, excellent resource for parents wanting information on vaccination and health promotion. Members receive a four monthly newsletter. They also publish books unavailable elsewhere. Subscribe here

The Vaccine Website: extensive source of information on vaccination including many historical documents not available elsewhere, as well as the writings of medically qualified doctors and other practitioners who are concerned for child health safety

National Vaccine Information Centre (NVIC), a national, non-profit educational organization founded in 1982. The oldest and largest consumer organization advocating the institution of vaccine safety and informed consent protections in the mass vaccination system, NVIC is responsible for launching the vaccine safety and informed consent movement in America in the early 1980’s.

Arnica Parents’ Support Network A support group for parents, led by parents who believe in a holistic approach to health and parenting.

Vaccination.co.uk presented by chiropractor, Richard Lanigan, tries to assist parents in the decision making process on immunisation, by providing you with what we consider to be balanced, objective information

JABS, the support group for vaccine damaged children

The Green Book (UK), ‘Immunisation against Infectious Disease’, Department of Health UK, The 2006 edition presents latest information on vaccines and vaccination procedures for all the vaccine preventable infectious diseases that may occur in the UK, including those immunisations that comprise the routine immunisation programme for all children from birth to adolescence. I particularly recommend that you read the chapter on Consent so that you know the information you can expect your doctor, nurse or health visitor to give you in order to make an informed decision and the way in which your decision is respected. All the chapters are free to download.

The Pink Book (USA) ‘Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases’, UPDATED 13th Edition, (February 2015). This is the US version of the ‘Green Book’. It is extremely informative regarding all aspects of vaccination, additives, US government advice regarding additives and adverse reactions, also reporting of adverse vaccine events, the whole book is free to download.

Electronic Medicines Compendium Gives up to date, approved and regulated prescribing and patient information for licensed medicines available in the UK. To find information about a vaccine, type eg, diphtheria, and you will be given a list of all current diphtheria containing vaccines with a link to the ‘Pil’ – Patient information leaflet (the package insert) and the SmPC – Summary of product information. You can read about what is in drugs and vaccines, indications, contraindications and recognised undesirable reactions, also known as ‘side effects’.

Consent: patients and doctors making decisions together  General Medical Council UK 2008. This document contains the GMC Guidance to doctors on obtaining consent and respecting patients’ decisions. It is well worth reading the whole document.

PubMed, of  the United states National Library of Medicine at the US National Institutes for Health comprises more than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. For example, put aluminium neuro into the search box to look at published studies looking at the effects of aluminium on the brain and neurological system.